I’m often hesitant to blog about things before I’ve finished them. I’m notorious for setting up and starting challenges for myself (hello, Pandemic Disney Movie Marathon) and then getting tired/disinterested and walking away. I still haven’t watched or moved past The Jungle Book. I think I read one…maybe two?…books on the Rory Gilmore Reading List. Haven’t bothered to pick up any of those since.
But will I read more Rory Gilmore books? Might I finish the Disney Animated Classics challenge? Perhaps. Someday.
In terms of finishing, I feel that’s important before writing any sort of review/thought posts. For television, I’m considering that at the end of season (if it’s the type of show that has seasons) or the end of a run (if it’s a limited series). That’s why I didn’t mind sharing my Dawson Movie List after only being done with one season (I am working on two, I swear…).
But, as this new year begins, I do have a lot in process, and I figured that was worth quickly making a blog list about. So, here’s what I’m currently in the middle of:
- The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
- History of Swearing (Netflix)
- Cobra Kai: Season 2 (Netflix)
- The Masked Dancer (Hulu – Replay)
- Mr. Mayor (Hulu – Replay)
- Call Me Kat (Hulu – Replay)
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (Hulu – Replay)
- Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Hulu – Replay)
Less consistently, but sometimes, I do watch other game show replays on Hulu, including Supermarket Sweep, Card Sharks, and The Weakest Link. I did watch – and finish – Bridgerton (Netflix) in two days. I might blog about it, but I think I might want to read The Duke and I by Julia Quinn and then rewatch it first.
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
- The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
- Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
- Dolly Parton: Songteller – My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton (audiobook)
- The Tempest by William Shakespeare (live reading)
Technically I haven’t started the Dolly Parton book yet, but I have downloaded it. It’s our book club selection this month in Celebri-Reads, and since the audiobook is less than six hours, I try to save it for the week of our meeting so that it’s fresh in mind when we meet to discuss it. The Temepst is also a bit of a unique situation. I belong to a group of actors who read Shakespeare plays together once a month. We’re all randomly assigned parts and we get together – via Zoom – to read through the script. It usually takes 1-2 days to get through, depending on which day/time we meet and the length of the play. So I will start and finish reading The Tempest on Sunday.
I don’t have any specific viewing goals for myself for 2021 aside from “keep a record of every movie and season/series I watch because Netflix & Hulu don’t give me a year-end wrap-up like Spotify does…” but I did set my reading goal at 52 books for the year again. Now, if I were to finish everything I’m in process with during the month of January, I’d be right on par (maybe even one book ahead), but I’m not sure how likely that is… We’ll see!
What’s your take on this? Would you rather finish something entirely before telling the world about it, or do you like to share what you’re watching/reading/doing while it’s still “in process”? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet at @ThatColette.