As a fan of basically all the Marvel movies, when I saw that they were starting to launch television shows on Disney+ I immediately added it to my calendar. The first two episodes of WandaVision were available on 1/15 with episode 3 being added on 1/22. From here on out, we only get 1 new episode each Friday until the series ends on March 5th.
My initial thoughts – I am LOVING the series. It totally gives me old-school Lost vibes, where you have to pay attention to the little hints and Easter Eggs to try and determine what is actually going on. Then you can go online and speculate with everyone else while waiting for the next episode. As much as I love to binge watch a series, it’s kind of nice to have to just stick with one episode at a time and then let it marinate in your mind while waiting for the next one.
I was obsessed with Bewitched reruns when I was a kid, so I loved the whole aesthetic of episodes 1 and 2. Episode 3 was full-on 70’s with Brady Bunch vibes and the creepy factor was fantastic as well. There are only 9 episodes for this season and they’ve said that we will be getting full Marvel superhero craziness by the end of it, so I’m super excited to see where this goes!
Last year was the first year I really kept track of my reading, as I shared each book I read in real-time on my Instagram Stories and kept a list updated here on Pocketful of Joules. I ended up reading 113 books in 2020 and you can find the full list of them here: 2020 Book List.
I decided to keep it up for 2021, but wanted to improve my list by incorporating my mini-reviews. Feel free to bookmark this page, as I will keep it updated as I finish each book. I’ll also stick a link to this post over on the right sidebar for easy access.
I haven’t seen the movie and wanted to give the book a try. All in all, I didn’t enjoy it and thought it was a boring name-dropping slog. Money, money, rich people, money. Just repetitive and rather boring.
I thought this book would focus on her journey after her husband passed… but it was brutal to read about them falling in love, him in the hospital, and her having to make the difficult decision to let him go.
I thought this was a whole book, but it was just 2 short stories. Super relatable and funny. I wish it were longer! (It looks like Amazon broke “Nothing Like I Imagined” into a bunch of shorter stories.)
I was hoping to learn more about the Mediterranean diet way of life and pick up some lunch ideas. Unfortunately, this was much more of a diet book with exercise tips and recipes and portion control. Not really what I was looking for…
The second in this series and it’s a good one. My only complaint is that they go so quick and end with a cliffhanger. Why not just combine it all in one book? Luckily they are free on Kindle Unlimited!
I’ve also recently started using the free OverDrive Library, through my local library website. If you have a library card, be sure to check your library’s website to see if they work with an online partner. I mean, FREE BOOKS!
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Okay friends, this is my last post of 2020. I took off of work from Christmas – New Years, so I’m stepping away from the blog until next Monday (1/4). And to be honest, I wrote today’s post before the holiday… so I’m actually already on my break!
I’m planning to read, watch movies, bang out a couple doctor’s appointments, do some home projects that I’ve been sitting on, and maybe do a little after-Christmas online shopping. I’m also planning to keep up with my Peloton workouts and will be giving you all a one-month update in a couple more weeks.
The biggest part of my holiday break plans, is that I’m planning to NOT juggle working from home and Jack’s online school. Which in itself sounds incredibly relaxing after 10 months of keeping all these balls in the air.
You can still find me over on my Instagram account during my little break though, since I love seeing all those Christmas pajama photos that pop up.