Happy Wednesday! I am sleepy. Two days in a row I have popped away before I wanted to be awake. There must be some alley sound out my window or something that is waking me up. Oh well, this is why coffee exists.
Reading: Angela Thirkell! I highly HIGHLY recommend her! It’s like Midsomer Murders if there were never any murders. So, just people gossiping and falling in love and having petty feuds in British villages. Everything always works out for the best, and there’s a village fete or concert or something too. The only challenge is access, especially if you happen to be a bit obsessive about order. All of her books are available at the Chicago public library and in normal times I would have just gone to the main branch and swept them off the shelves. But now I had to request them and wait for a notice they are available for pick up at my branch. And now you say “why not just by them on kindle?” And I am, but kindle doesn’t have every book, so I have to read them OUT OF PUBLICATION ORDER!!!!!! It’s all very difficult. But yes, they are very good, and if you are not obsessed with reading books in publication order, you can read loads of hers on kindle right now if you like.
Watching: Last week I showed my friends Don 2, and of course they loved it. My parents and I finally watched Hamilton, I told y’all about that already. Tonight I’ve decided on Prem Ratan Dhan Payo for Friend Movie Night. It’s a little long, but it’s so happy and light and fun. Like the opposite Don 2.
Thinking: The more I lie here with my foot, the more I dream about what I will do when I can finally move about again. I need to set up another doggie date with my friends in their backyard, and I think I’m going to try to go for a walk or something with as many friends as I can right now, just to see them once while the infection rates are lower and the sun is shining. And I may need to find some household (besides my parents) to share the quarantine bubble in the fall. Chicago weather stays pleasant for outside meetings until about late October usually, but November through March I can’t just be with my parents! I will go insane.
Listening: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo! In preparation for tonight.
Now, question for you! Borrowing from an anonymous commentater who asked me this yesterday, What is a movie you love and everyone else hates, and what is a movie you hate and everyone else loves? (you can define “everyone” as “most people in the world” or “most people on DCIB”)
For “love”, this question is what inspired me to repost my Love Aaj Kal 2020 review. I love that movie and I think it is mostly perfect, and no one else seems to agree with me (except for a few fellow obsessives here, but even most of DCIB disagrees with me). Oh, and there’s also Raabta, but I think DCIB is far more unanimous in liking that one than in LAK2020.
For “hate”, that’s tough! I dislike a lot of movies, but DCIB agrees with my opinion on this (as on all matters), so I can’t think of one I hate that everyone else likes. Hmm. Maybe Mahanati? Most of you who saw it seemed to like it, and I very much did not.