During my time on airplanes/in airports to and from Austin, I finished up Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody. Verdict: super enjoyable. Like most things AK, it felt really genuine. She cracked jokes constantly, didn’t really drop names (except Aubrey Plaza, more than once, but who could blame her?) and was willing to admit it’s not all rose gold in La La Land. Five-star recommendation from me.
Now reading: Armada by Ernest Cline. I’m going to try really hard to not constantly compare it to Cline’s debut, Ready Player One (which I adored), but it’s going to be hard. Wish me luck.
Been indulging in not-quite-horror with my watching lately, The West Wing aside. In January, I watched It Follows and, weeks later, still can’t decide if I liked it or not (if you’ve seen it, what did you think?). More recently, I watched Bloodsucking Bastards — a relatively new installment to arguably my favorite genre, horror-comedy. Speaking of horror-com, if you love it like I do, watch Netflix’s new show Santa Clarita Diet immediately. It is DELIGHTFUL. Pretty gross and very funny, it’s a great addition to the genre (literally, I could go on about the intricacies of horror-comedy for paragraphs — and have). 10/10, do recommend.
Some loose songs I discovered in January: “As the Romans Do” by Theo Katsman; “Kids (Ain’t All Right)” by Grace Mitchell; “Trouble in Mind” by Larkin Poe; “Another Day of Sun” from the La La Land soundtrack (see also…the rest of the La La Land soundtrack); “Got Your Number” by Serena Ryder. If you want to know what else I’ve been listening to, you can check out this playlist! I make one at the end of every month with all the songs I saved that month.
Hope February’s treating you right!