Sunday, March 29, 2020

Reading & Watching: Stuck At Home Edition

Safari Park Taken in November 2019 (I think it's Mkhaya but could be Zuli)

I've been watching a lot, reading a lot, and obviously posting a lot. I haven't done a general Reading & Watching list in a while but thought I'd update with some links I've been saving that don't really belong anywhere else. I'm on Goodreads, too, but I'll add some of the books I've gone through lately as well. Check it out after the jump if you're so inclined.

I always have to say I'm watching my share of Bravo. Currently I keep up with Below Deck Sailing Yacht, Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset (though this one is especially trash this season), and Family Karma. I also watch Very Cavallari on VH1. Those all give me my "reality fix" as it were.
On Hulu, I'm currently watching The Bold Type, Breeders, and am probably gonna tackle Fleabag soon. I find the navigation and recommendations hard to follow on this platform but the no-ad version is the only way to go here.
On Netflix, we're watching On My Block (in small doses), I had to stop watching Tiger King because of the animal suffering, I watched all of Self Made (Okay, but a little hokey. I still regret reading Tiffany Haddish's memoir because I can never see her the same again.) I might try to jump back into Ozark since there's a new season, and might finish All American which I used to watch on CW but dropped off for no real reason. They also have two seasons of Happy that I'll get around to watching.
Amazon Prime has really been coming through for me. We watched a random movie that turned out to be a gem, The Giant Mechanical Man, which I really only chose because it was PG-13, but it was exactly the kind of rom-com I love. I watched all of Kidding with Jim Carrey, which is pretty heavy but I really enjoyed, and me and Darren will probably jump back into Man In The High Castle, which we'd given a break because it was too much to watch concurrently with Handmaid's Tale (on Hulu). We binged some documentaries: The Longest Straw and Sand Wars are intense, but we found The Lion In Your Living Room which is about domestic house cats and adorable AF.

Dr. Bronner's Guide To Handwashing

Your Fancy Honey Might Not Actually Be Honey


And an old precient article from Wired (From 10.31.2013): Chinese Bats May Be Carrying the Next SARS Pandemic

I came across this on my Facebook page while looking for something else from my history. It's an old long read from NYT Opinion from 2012 called The Busy Trap. This is a great read about life under "normal" circumstances, and maybe while many of us have lots of time at home, can reevaluate what we do with our time, where our priorities lie, and what is really important and matters to us.

I haven't updated books here in awhile because I've been using my Goodreads account mostly, but here are a few of the things I read through recently, all through the San Diego Public Library app:

Followers - Megan Angelo
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Long Bright River - Liz Moore
Bird Summons - Leila Acoulela
American Royals - Katharine McGee
Whisper Network - Chandler Baker
The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead
The Lager Queen of Minnesota - Ryan J Stradal

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