- What are some titles in your to-read stack?
My stack is huge and keeps getting huger. Some books I’m really looking forward to are David Mitchell’s Slade House, Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe, Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword, and a whole bunch of cozy mysteries I recently took a break from.
- What are the highlights of this weekend’s to-do list?
A bit of work for the side gigs, for sure. Some housecleaning. A trip to the swap meet for black t-shirts. Maybe the World Cup final. I’d like to squeeze in a DVD or two as well.
- Which current or upcoming movies are you looking forward to?
Still haven’t seen The Incredibles 2, and there’s this Ben Foster film called Leave No Trace that interests me even though it’s only playing at Kahala, a theater that’s a bit out of the way for me. Crazy Rich Asians in August. A modernization of Little Women at the end of September with Lea Thompson as Marmee.
- What’s something you meant to do this past week that will have to wait until next week?
Really wanted to make a bunch of cucumber kimchi but with Camp NaNoWriMo taking up almost every evening, it’s been tough to make time. Plus I’ve really tried to put a high priority on getting enough sleep on work nights. It’s tough to find time for that. I also have a boatload of films to write reviews for and some website-related maintenance I’ve putting off.
- What’s an unfinished project (unrelated to media consumption) you haven’t touched in at least a year?
Ah shoot. I started my first cross-stitching project a couple of years ago and it was going really well, but I haven’t had time to finish it up. It’s sitting in a very visible, prominent space in my living room to remind me that I want to do this.
Camp NaNoWriMo July has consumed me these past couple of weeks and it will continue to do so until the end of the month. More about this later.
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Crazy Rich Asians.
This is a Hollywood movie? Let me take a wild guess. Starring Scarlett Johansson.
Camp NaNoWriMo sounds like fun.
On the contrary. The entire main cast is Asian American actors, with Constance Wu and Awkwafina in the big female roles. Early reviews are good.
I am still boycotting Hollywood after Scarlett Johansson was cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi in 「The Ghost In The Shell」.
Except for 「 Won’t You Be My Neighbor」.
Otherwise, HELL NO, WE WON’T GO!