March Wrap-up

Books

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck
Jenny Colgan’s Christmas at Little Beach Street… (Little Beach Street Bakery #3)
Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up
Johanna Mos Svarta änkan

Meh. The first book was not as good as her others. The one by Angie Thomas was not as good as The Hate U Give. The one by Johanna Mo was not as good as the previous ones. And the one by Jenny Colgan is the least nice in that series. So yeah.

Shows

Merlin
På Spåret
Bäst i Test
Star Trek: Picard
After Life
Jills Veranda
Downton Abbey
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Valhalla Murders
Unorthodox
Miranda
Agents of SHIELD
Mars

Yeah, this is social distancing while working from home (and having been sick). Favorites are Unorthodox and Miranda. (Although, to be fair, I’ve only watched 1 episode of After Life. I’m sure I’ll love it.)

Movies

The Post
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis
Life of the Party
Game Night
The Intern
MIB International
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Infinity Wars
Avengers: Endgame
The Christmas Cottage
Where’d you go, Bernadette?
Downsizing
Mary Queen of Scots

Yep. Favorites: Game Night & (surprisingly) The Intern. Worst were Men in Black: International & The Christmas Cottage.

Workouts

I did some Gateway to Gains, and then the gyms closed and then I was sick. And that was March. Let’s hope April will be better.

February summary

Books

Halldór Laxness’ The Fish Can Sing
Brandon Sanderson Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archives #2)
Brandon Sanderson Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)
Johanne Hildebrandt Idun (Sagan om Valhalla #2)
Robert Harris An Officer and a Spy
Alice Broadway Ink (Skin Books #1)
Jenny Colgan Det lilla bageriet på stranden (Little Beach Street Bakery #1)
Jenny Colgan Sommar i det lilla… (Little Beach Street Bakery #2)

Oh, wow. I had to double check if this was correct as it seems like so many books. But it is. 3 of them are re-reads, and 3 I may have read when having nothing to do at work. (Handy with Bookbeat on my phone…)
And Brandon Sanderson is my by far favorite fantasy author. It was a re-read of Words of Radiance, and it was still as great!

Shows

Nobody’s Looking
Fake or Fortune
Ragnarok
Merlin
Wisting
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
A Confession
Jills veranda

Ragnarok was great, and I’m really enjoying  the Marvelous Mrs Maisel so far. Turning Norwegian detective Wisting into a TV-show was done pretty nicely I think (as in, remained true enough to the books).

Movies

Cargo
Shaun of the Dead
Dolly Parton: Here I am
Now More Than Ever: the History of Chicago
Last Christmas

Cargo! I’d had it on my list for quite a while, after seeing a short film version of it. Martin Freeman is great as always, and it’s zombies without being too scary. Thumbs up!

January wrap-up

Books

Jørn Lier Horst’s Blindgång (William Wisting #10)
Jørn Lier Horst’s Katharinakoden (Cold Case #1)
Bill Bryson’s The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Jørn Lier Horst’s Det innersta rummet (Cold Case #2)

Well, I read. 1 physical book (Bryson) and 3 on BookBeat. Nothing from my TBR pile.

Shows

The Man in the High Castle
Merlin
Russian Doll
The end of the F***ing World
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Umbrella Academy
The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

The first 2 episodes of The end of the F***ing World did not have me convinced. As they weren’t very long however, I still kept watching, and by the end of the season I quite enjoyed it. Russian Doll did also not have me convinced until the end of episode 3. If you’re asking why I keep watching shows I’m not that into, I don’t have a good answer for you, but I can report that I’m also not that into Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Movies

The Light Between Oceans
Marriage Story
The Hustle
Yesterday
Jojo Rabbit
Boy
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hearts Beat Loud
Dog Days

Did I develop a celebrity crush on Taika Waititi and proceed with watching all his movies? Yes, yes I did. My favorite was Boy, but also Hunt for the Wilderpeople has stayed with me. Yesterday was also pretty cute and worth watching.

Workouts

I mean… not much!

December wrap-up

The books

Nattmannen by Jørn Lier Horst

The movies

The Great Hack
Some kind of monster
Andy Murray: Resurfacing
Annie
Mission: Impossible Fallout
National Lampoon
Frozen

Some re-watching, some (read: Frozen) that my sister-in-law insisted little brother needed to see.

The shows

Fleabag
30 Rock
Parks & Recreation
Shine on with Reese
Virgin River
Alias Grace
Home for Christmas
The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Did anyone else watch Men in Trees (2006-2008)? Doesn’t Virgin River have the same vibe? City woman moves to the wild, meets charming man?
Apart from that – FLEABAG. Please watch it if you haven’t. I loved it, easily best show I’ve seen this year. Alias Grace was also very good, and it probably helped that I’d forgotten most of the book, so had no idea where it was going.

 

 

October wrap-up

The books

Kristin Emilssons Den som väntar
Bernhard Nordhs Undan frostpiskan

Meh. I don’t even have an excuse – I spent a week reading on the beach and all. I just don’t feel like it?

The shows

The Orville
Jessica Jones (finished!)

The movies

Wine Country
Jem & the Holograms
Step Sisters
Dumplin’
Whitney Cummings: Can I touch it?
Iron Man
Iron Man 2

Can we talk about how cute Dumplin’ was? And how it’s the best role I’ve seen Jennifer Aniston in? And how the fat girl got the cute guy (not the other way around)? The main character is Danielle Macdonald, who was also the lead in Patticake$, which I quite enjoyed as well. We have Disney+ for free until November, so obviously had to re-watch some Marvel stuff.

The workouts/progress

Also this was nothing spectacular, but I did go twice a week, every week (except the first when I was lying on the beach).

 

September summary

The books

Bernhard Nordhs Fjällfolk
Jenny Colgan’s The Little Shop of Happy Ever After (Scottish Bookshop #1)
Kristin Emilssons In i minsta detalj
Johanna Mos Jag var tvungen att gå

The shows

Jessica Jones
The Orville (season 2)
Merlin
Disenchantment (season 2)

Wow, the Orville! While the first season was fine, this second one was really good.

The movies

Mute
13th Amendment
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
Katherine Ryan: In Trouble
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Mute was meh (yes, OK, I watched it because Paul Rudd is in it and he’s adorkable). 13th Amendment was an eye-opening documentary. The great takeaway – Katherine Ryan! Man, she’s now in my top list of stand-ups. Watch her!

The workouts/progress

Well, the squats make me hate Stronglifts. I guess I will try something new?