Current Distractions, April 2016 Edition

Before you ask: yep, as usual I've done a terrible job of keeping track of the various media that I consumed this month instead of my List books. But I have good news! I've been putting serious effort into actually reading List books for the first time in a long time. Because I'm a bit crazy about spreadsheets, I set one up to calculate how many pages I'd need to read per day to finish this project on [DATE REDACTED]. I used an average page count per book of 450, which may be a bit low, but we'll see. This kind of breakdown really helps me to deal with things, so maybe I'll finish the project at some point after all. At this point I'm just trying really hard not to think about how many pages I wouldn't have to read if I quit A Dance to the Music of Time after the first book, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Also I've been spring cleaning my house and trying to find motivation to go for bike rides (which I never regret, it's just hard to convince myself to actually get my bike out of the garage and go somewhere with it).


My sister and I burned through all 16 available episodes of this crime show this month. Neither of us could figure out who the killer was for the majority of the first season, but fortunately it didn't drag out the mystery in an annoying way either. Highly recommended if you don't have a 12 year old child.

Brooklyn 99
Season 3 showed up on Netflix and I immediately watched four episodes in a row. I'm trying to savour this season a bit, though, because I watched season 2 way too fast. So I haven't finished it yet. It's great though.

The Jungle Book
I went to the theatre to see the new live action version of this, and it didn't disappoint. They only retained two songs from the animated movie, which was fine because those were the only two songs I (or, presumably, anyone else) remembered. All of the actors did a fantastic job with voicing the characters, and the boy who plays Mowgli did an equally fantastic job playing opposite a bunch of blue screen.

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