April wrap-up

The books:

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why i’m no longer talking to white people about race
Therése Söderlind’s Vägen mot Bålberget

Omg, such a poor reading month. While I loved Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, I didn’t love Vägen mot Bålberget (idk what the English title would be, it’s about the witch-burnings that happened in Sweden, but still fictional). I think I’m just in a funk, but no books appeal me right now.

The movies:

Tomb Raider
The Shape of Water
Captain Fantastic
Avengers: Infinity War

I mean, I like both Alicia and my Marvel universe, but the movie I’ll remember from this month is Captain Fantastic.

The shows:

Archer
Parks & Recreation
Penny Dreadful

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Happy Friday

While the weather has turned to suddenly summer(ish), I have a cold and feel sorry for myself. New people at work means not only lots of time spent in training, but also endless questions. I hear people say they become energetic in the spring, and that sounds so far from me at this point. At least the move is getting closer and closer – so close, in fact, that we get the keys in 2 weeks. At last.

Meanwhile, I saw this movie that I really enjoyed. (No, not the chick flicks I’ve been watching in the evenings.) Captain Fantastic. The plot, according to imdb:

“In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.”

And, I mean, sure. But mainly the actors. Viggo is great, all the kids are great, and the storyline kept me interested.

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March Summary

The books:
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
Roxane Gay’s Hunger: a memoir of (my) body
Daniel Åberg’s Virus #1
Emma Leijnse’s Fördel kvinna : Den tysta utbildningsrevolutionen (Eng: “Female advantage: The Quiet Education Revolution”)
Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (trilogy)
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake
Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me

The movies:
Patti cake$
Home Again
Gifted
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Brooklyn
Fences
What We Do in the Shadows

The shows:
Penny Dreadful
Orphan Black
Archer

February Wrap-Up

Man, people were complaining about January, but I found February pretty dreadful as well. Basically, I think I just need a proper vacation, which luckily is around the corner.

The books:
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible
Joseph Fink’s & Jeffrey Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale
Sue Perkins’s Spectacles
Ayobami Adebayo’s Stanna hos mig (Stay with me)
Selma Lagerlöf’s Mårbacka
John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down

The movies:
Black Panther
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The shows:
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful

I saw two movies…

Like what seems as most people, I’ve seen Black Panther. We actually visited the cinema twice last week, cause I also wanted to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I enjoyed both very much, in their own ways.

Black Panther is obviously a superhero movie – part of the Marvel universe – that is building up to the final Avengers movie Ragnarök (sorry, but the dots just have to be there). Taking place in Africa, and with a predominantly black cast, this movie was refreshing. Naturally I also enjoyed a young woman being the by far smartest person in a movie.

While having read that Three Billboards (…) was worth watching, I had very little information on what it was about, which was very nice and left the movie more open. You’ll know Frances McDormand from Fargo (the movie), and in some ways the movie had a bit of similar vibes. After mainly knowing Sam Rockwell from Mr. Right (with lovely Anna Kendrick), this was… quite a different role.

January Summary

The books:
Malin Persson Giolito’s Störst av allt
Doris Lessing’s Det femte barnet
Jo Nesbø’s Törst
Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Vindens skugga
Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing
Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover
Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder
Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch (re-read leading up to)
Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Warrior
Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

The movies:
Pitch Perfect 3

The shows:
Star Trek: Discovery
The Big Bang Theory
Mars
The Good Place