This tea festival is seriously taking all of my time. It probably doesn’t have to but I’m discovering more and more how obsessive my personality truly is.
Quick movie notes:
Big Hero Six – completely cute, animation is incredible.
Grand Budapest Hotel – Really enjoyable. Possibly one of the only Wes Anderson movies I’ve enjoyed from beginning to end. Most all of his other films are way too artsy and pretentious. This one is artsy and pretentious too, it just manages to be charming as well.
John Wick – Thoroughly, utterly, violently great. This is not a plot movie, it’s action through and through. The body count is fantastic.
Quick TV notes:
Arrow – It’s been okay to have on in the background but it’s still nothing I can really get in to.
Archer – If possible, this season seems even more out of control than the last. Been good.
Clone Wars – Finally watched a goodly portion of these. They are excellent. If they were made into about 4 movies they would be better than just about any of the live action Star Wars movies.
Blacklist – I love James Spader. Took me a bit to get into this one, and I still don’t care for Lizzy but James Spader is deliciously evil.
Banshee – This is the second time trying to watch this, couldn’t capture my attention the first time. This time I’m really liking it. Every episode seems to have an action scene that could be a season finale scene in any other series.
Quick book notes:
Mainly been reading the Ian Rutledge mysteries by Charles Todd back to back. Really liking them, despite the repetition that always happens in series books where they explain a background in each book for the benefit of those who have not read any of the others.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – Still reading this one. It’s been good so far. Odd that I opened it up on the Kindle two days after buying The Coffee Trader by David Liss for my aunt. The bad thing about the Kindle is that I rarely remember what the books are supposed to be about once they get on there and there isn’t a back flap handy to read – turns out The Miniaturist is also set in Amsterdam in roughly the same time period as The Coffee Trader.
Quick note on life:
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
Never truer words than when you are waiting for other people to act. :)