Happenings Vol. 2

And there’s a lot happening right now…

Wrap Up

The first three weeks of the year, in terms of reading and writing, were great and I was on fire.

Then I went on vacation, which always derails your flow, and came back only to get a cold the next day. This week my family went through a couple boxes of tissues. I still don’t feel 100%, but good enough to try and get back on track.

Tomorrow my review for Swimming Lessons will be out, and The Glass Menagerie later this week. After that I can finally move on to my February TBR, which has Black Panther, so I’m getting impatient.

Here’s what I read…

The Vegetarian – Han Kang     7/10

Silence – Shūsaku Endō     8/10

Saga Volume 5     9/10

Swimming Lessons – Claire Fuller    6/10


…and saw in the theaters:

Silence     B+

A Monster Calls     B

Split     A-

Hidden Figures     B+

I saw La La Land again, and I’m still giving it a A-. I think the movie deserves the love, but I hope that they don’t sweep the Oscars. There were a few really strong movies last year and I want them to get recognition as well.


Classics Club

This month’s pick is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Unlike most high school students, I read this book, due to the setting being 10 minutes away from my High School. There’s not a ton of books based in Central Florida, so I really want to give this book another try. Hoping teenage Tasheena just didn’t get it.

I want to note that I’ve been one book behind for a couple of months. I’m going to try and catch up this month, and if I can’t than I’ll skip March.

I don’t like to be behind!


This Month in Movies

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I don’t know about everyone else, but there’s a few movies I’m really excited to see this month. First and foremost is Lego Batman! I remember being completely surprised by the Lego movie, and Batman is one of my favorite characters, so I’m 100% on broad.

I’ve also been waiting for Get Out, a horror movie with strong social commentary from Jordan Peele. Usually when writers focus on racism in America the setting is somewhere in the backwoods of the South where the hicks live. For Get Out, the antagonists are rich liberals that live deep in the New England woods.  I’m really interested to see where Peele takes us with this film.

And then on March 3rd, my most anticipated movie of 2017 comes out, Logan. I’m a huge fan of the X-Men franchise, but I never felt like the movies ever reached the level they could. I feel like Logan has strong potential to be the best X-Men movie. This is one movie where I’m terrified that the trailers could be misleading.

Most movie reviews will come out on Mondays, but Logan’s review I’ll post as soon as I’m able. My level of excitement is so high for this film. Please… oh please, let Logan be good.


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