Friday, July 6, 2018

What I Read and What I Saw

I have my books noted on line but I realized I tend to forget what it is I watched on tv. Most days, I am on my computer a lot but do take time to read paper in between meals or after an afternoon coffee.

I usually read the Washington Post paper edition with breakfast, breaking it down into sections. Metro 1st, then Style. If there's a daily section such as Health, Wednesday's Food, or Thursday's Living, I'll often read that one mid morning when I come down for another drink, probably water by then. The last section I read is the A/Front page section as I don't want to take in the bad news on an empty stomach or at the start of my day. If there is a photo of 45  on the front, I'll turn the paper over so I don't have to seen that any time I'm in the kitchen.

As for books, 99% of the time I read paper. Recently, I've found the Playaway series of audio books which I like because they're small as a deck of cards & they aren't like scratched up CDs. But my ears do get tired of the headphones, which are Bose but still not so comfortable. They're my husband's hand me downs.  Right now I'm listening to  I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet. I've liked it a lot but haven't taken the time to listen to this as often as I'd have liked to. It seems my days have lost some of those pockets of time that I had or maybe I'm just wasting more time with the summer heat. In close to 100° weather, my energy melts.

I've also been going through The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay. This was good but it would have been better had I read it when it came out 8 years ago. Most of the book is old hat by now but it's always good to have a push to declutter!

Now I'm starting Brooklyn Wars by Triss Stein. I've read the earlier 3 books in the 'accidental' Brooklyn detective Erica Donato series. Donato is a Historian who, while seemingly to be endlessly working on her dissertation, stumbles across situations where her investigative talent comes in. Easy reads but with a lot of substance.

Onto the watching...

I guess it was last year, or at least this winter, I watched Marcella on Netflix. Give me a gritty London detective and I'm good for the series. Season 1 was rather strange making me wonder what was really happening and what Marcella might be hallucinating? seeing as flashbacks? etc.  But no matter what the how or why, I loved it. Today I'll finish the last of Season 2 which I semi-binged watching with 2 episodes a night usually. Please please please, a 3rd Season!

What's next? Probably Fauda also on Netflix. I'm always open to your suggestions on what you read or watch! 

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