Month in Review: Non-Bookish Things
April was a weird month for me. Not a lot of reading, not a lot of watching or listening either. What was I doing? Well, here are the few non-bookish things I was doing.
Now that baseball season is in full swing, I’ve been watching less television shows and the Toronto Blue Jays every single day. Not a bad thing, though I tell you, they put my nerves through something fierce.
I am currently watching Broadchurch. I’ve just finished season 1 and have moved on to season 2. This is an incredible show and if you like dramas, I highly recommend it. As you’ll have noticed if you read this column each month, I watch mostly British television. And up until recently, it’s always been comedy because I prefer their brand of comedy. I can’t explain why, but I didn’t think I’d enjoy the dramas as much. Boy was I wrong. Between Broadchurch, Happy Valley, and Scott & Bailey, I’m hooked.
I also just discovered Virtually Famous, a panel show about internet videos. So I've watched a few episodes of that. I'm running low on panel shows to watch, any recommendations?
This month I managed to watch one movie - Furious 7. When the franchise first started way back when I was in high school I was hooked, mainly because I was obsessed with Vin Diesel after watching Pitch Black. But for some reason I stopped watching around number 5. We hadn’t been to the movies in a while so we decided to go see this one and I’m glad that I did. This franchise has a winning formula. And the tribute to Paul Walker was so well done. “See You Again” came on the radio while I was at the gym a few days later and I had tears in my eyes while on the bike, it was that memorable.
Other than my usual podcasts, I haven’t been listening to much. I did find my summer song though and have been playing that a lot while out in the car. That song is Janelle Monáe’s “Yoga.”