Welcome to another Coffee Chat, featuring our bookish and not so bookish thoughts, hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.
January has been just the opposite of what I had planned for the New Year. I had chosen CONNECT as my One Word, and then proceeded to curl up indoors, reading and watching TV/Movies…and not connecting with anyone in the real world. The closest I came to finding a book club was looking online for places in the area…and that’s as far as I got. Sigh.
- I did manage to get to the movies on Sunday, and enjoyed The Post, with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. The movie took me back to those days in the Nixon Administration…and some things about that era that remind me of the world today, and how the media is viewed by The White House. Before the movie, I enjoyed this Sesame Shrimp dish from the nearby restaurant…and a Blushing Geisha.
- I have been really enjoying my books and movies. This week, I read and reviewed The Woman in the Window, by AJ Finn (click for review); and today, I finished Watch Me, a NetGalley ARC, by Jody Gehrman (click for review), a thriller that kept me glued to the pages.
- My plan for today was to read Best Day Ever, by Kaira Rouda, and I will still start reading it tonight…but I was very curious about Fire and Fury, so I started it. I’m a little worried about how the mental instability going on in The White House might further create angst in my mind. I want to know things, but I don’t want them to overwhelm me, so I have a pact with myself to set it aside if it arouses my anger and fear too much.
- Soon I will be reading The Great Alone, another ARC, and this one is from Kristin Hannah. The MC is a Vietnam veteran who was a POW…and the story is set in the 1970s.
- After not leaving the house for two weeks, except to go to the grocery store and then the movies on Sunday (I guess that could be seen as a lot of going out), I decided to enjoy a meal I’d been craving. The French Pot Roast at Mimi’s:
- Earlier today I watched The Talk, and Allison Janney was on the show, talking about the movie I, Tonya. I haven’t decided whether or not to see it, but I’m leaning in that direction because of Allison. I’ve enjoyed her in many movies, TV shows, and the Netflix show The West Wing.
- Speaking of Netflix, I watched the movie Mudbound, which was very good…but a little depressing. I had read the book by Hillary Jordan in 2011. Here is my Mudbound book review.
- I like when books are made into movies, especially if they stay fairly true to the novel.
- More happy news from Netflix! Season 4 of Grace and Frankie is coming on Friday.
So…my week was more isolated than I would have liked, but I enjoyed my books and movies. And the food, too. LOL. What was your week like?