What I’m Reading: Under My Skin by Lisa Unger, and it’s so good! I’d heard great things and was excited to get to it and it’s better than I was expecting. I’m hoping to finish and to read What if it’s Us? this weekend.
What I’m Watching: I only have four episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine left and I love the show so much. I hope we get a start date for season six soon.
At the Movies: I’m seeing Bad Times at the El Royale and The Hate U Give this weekend. Very excited for both.
What I’m reading: The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody (so good!) and then re-reading The Secret Garden for book club.
What I’m watching: I haven’t tried any of the new shows, but I’m caught up on This is Us, 911, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Place. (The Good Place is my current favorite thing ever.) I also have 12 episodes left of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I love that show so much.
I don’t think I’m going to the movies this weekend, but I am hoping to watch a ton of horror movies and also sleep a lot and maybe try and catch up on some reading. As we do.
Meanwhile! I think I mentioned it but my friends Nick, Erik and I are watching all the Nightmare on Elm Streets, Halloweens and Friday the 13ths. It’s already started and you can check that out here.
WHAT I’M READING: I just started Pieces of Her (the new Karin Slaughter) which is really good so far. I’m literally only one chapter in and there’s well over 400 pages to go.
WHAT I’M WATCHING: Horror movies! I should finish the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street tonight and then it’s on to Halloween! That’s my second favorite franchise, so that should be fast going. Then Friday the 13th, which is my least favorite. I should probably have done this backwards, but too late now.
I was hoping to see Searching this weekend but it’s not playing around here. There are a ton of movies I still need to see, so here’s hoping I can find something MoviePass will let me see. ;)
WHAT I’M READING: So much, and not enough. I’m about to start the new Jessi Kirby (I’m a huge fan of hers) but there’s such a giant backlog. It’s feeling overwhelming. In a good way, but still.
WHAT I’M WATCHING: I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I’m going to be discussing all the Nightmare on Elm Streets, Halloweens and Friday the 13ths on my friend Nick’s blog throughout October. I’m almost done with the Elm Streets (next is Wes Craven’s New Nightmare) and I’m already having the best time.
Theater-wise, I still need to see Eighth Grade. I saw The Spy Who Dumped Me last weekend and loved it. (Then I binged a bunch of Nightmare on Elm Streets on Sunday.) I hope to see The Meg soon.
WHAT I’M READING: Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day. It’s so good! I snagged a copy at ALA because a few friends talked about how great it is. I’m really enjoying it, and should finish soon (review should be up tomorrow, I hope).
WHAT I’M WATCHING: It’s going to depend what MoviePass lets me see this weekend, but I’m hoping to see Eighth Grade. Three of us are going to be discussing all the Elm Streets, Halloweens and Friday the 13ths in October, so I’m watching those now. (I’ll share links when I have them.)
I feel like I’m behind on everything. There are so many movies I want to see and so many books I want to read and so many shows I want to watch and I feel like I’m failing on all the fronts. I know I’ll get there eventually but I want to see and read everything now. (Clearly I need to hit the lottery and become a stay-at-home pop culture consumer.)
WHAT I’M READING: I’m in a bit of a reading slump after finishing Sadie (out in September; you want it). I’m reading The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas and I am really enjoying it but also I have no motivation to read it. It’s not the book’s fault; I’m just distracted by my phone and television.
WHAT I’M WATCHING: Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (I’m almost half done with season four, so I only have about a season and a half to go. I’ve got 36 episodes left, according to Hulu). Also The Bold Type (loving this season) and Younger (this week’s episode is EVERYTHING and I can’t wait to see what happens next). Castle Rock just dropped its first three episodes and I’m excited to see that, too.
Movie-wise, I’m hoping to see Blindspotting (so excited!) and Mamma Mia 2 (seeing it with a friend; less excited for this). I’m also hoping to finally read more because there are great books ahead for me.
ALA by the numbers:
67 books gotten
67 books I’m desperate to read
6 Bandaids on my feet
7 beignets eaten
1 hurricane, 2 Bloody Marys, 2 Sinners, 1 Sex on the Balcony, 1 Planters Punch drunk
3 servings of crawfish consumed
2 servings of alligator consumed
1 amazing vacation