Welcome to another Coffee Chat, featuring our bookish and not so bookish thoughts, hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.
Another week has flown by, and I have very little to show for it. I did go to the accountant’s office to sign my tax documents, which she will file…and I have slowly been reading. I finished one book today! That is all. An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones (click for review), turned out to be a book to savor. When I kept setting it down and then returning to it, my actions were not because the book was boring…but because it evoked emotions. I could only handle those feelings in small doses.
- Plus…I did a lot of TV/Netflix viewing. All the usual shows had returned…and I kept binge-watching Parenthood, even though I’ve seen the series a couple of times. After last night’s session, I decided to let the show rest for a while. I found myself extremely annoyed with some of the characters, mostly the kids, who all seem really spoiled. Yes, one of them has Asperger’s, but the parents seem to give him a pass for bad behavior, and I don’t think that’s how it is supposed to work. The parents also seemed unable to control their own behavior, especially self-righteous Adam and Kristina. They were all a pretty childish group…and I have always felt this way, but when you watch in small weekly doses, you can handle it, I think. LOL.
- Now I am reading Sunburn, by Laura Lippman, which I think will be a page turner.
- Tonight is the TGIT line-up, which I eagerly await each week. On Tuesday, there was another emotional episode of This is Us…and I think next week is the season finale. Each season of my favorite shows seems so short. Sigh.
- Last weekend I spent some time eating soup and sipping a margarita, while reading my book:
Now I will finish paying some bills, after which I hope to lose myself in my book. How is your week shaping up?