It was a mellow week last week. I gave myself space for that, just sitting around and watching TV and old movies.
I particularly loved binge watching Stranger Things â€” creepy and nostalgic with amazing music and some cool world building. I can’t wait for season two.
What Iâ€™m Reading
I didn’t read anything out of books last week, so I’m still working on both She Walks in Shadows, the anthology edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, and The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms.
What Iâ€™m Writing
No new words were written last week, and no major editing. However, I did manage to make some minor tweaks to the new chapbook and send it out to a contest for consideration.
Goals for the Week:
- Edit and submit something
Jade Sharma tells the story of the terrible, no good, very bad day she woke up as a debut author.
On The Furiosa Test, How The Mad Max: Fury Road Heroine Is Inspiring More Inclusive Cinema, by Jamie Righetti.
A New Journal Publishes Poetry by Computers.
In the intensity of getting words written, I feel as though I’ve slowed down on reading. In some cases, I’ve even been avoiding it in lieu of more mentally easy story consumption through TV and movies. Not always the best thing, since reading words is a part of what inspires me to write words. So toward the end of the month, I tried to get outside, setting into an easy chair by the pool, and delve into some much missed words.
Continue reading “Culture Consumption: June 2016”
For the pastÂ â€”Â I don’t know how long â€” I’ve been posting a monthly breakdown of the books and movies I’ve been watching with a short-ish review for every single one. But lately I haven’t had the time to write individual reviews. So I snagged the idea of Culture ConsumptionÂ from Calico Writes, which combines all my monthly reading and watching and listening into one post.
Continue reading “Culture Consumption: May 2016”
I’m terrible at keeping up with TV shows, especially those that require a chronological viewing in order to understand ongoing events. One of my favorite shows is The Walking Dead, but I’m a whole season and a half behind, so I haven’t been keeping up with new episodes.
This is usually why I end up watching things like The Big Bang Theory , because I can find them while channel flipping and they don’t require the same level of commitment.
Nevertheless, I’ve managed to tune into a three new shows this season and have done a relatively good job of keeping up with them. (We’ll see if I stick to it or not.)
Continue reading “New TV on My Radar”