Well, as always, I’ll start with my numbers for the month …
Media consumed # (remaining/total)
Comics Read: 21 (252/355)
Trade Paperbacks/Graphic Novels Read: 18 (45/77)
Books Read: 7 (131/153)
Movies to Watch: 6 (62/78)
TV Shows Completed: 0 (17/17)
Podcast Episodes Remaining: 131
I guess I was naive to think that this lockdown would be my chance to read and listen to and watch all the things successfully, but I can’t complain too much because the time I haven’t been spending here has been time spending at work. At the same time, I motored my way through all of Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise (not reviewed here–I am planning a future episode of my show about his work) and have been back on making my way through Suicide Squad (with the Will Payton Starman on deck as well as DC’s Star Trek series), so there’s a lot of real promising reads on the horizon.
Podcast-wise, I accumulated like crazy again, mainly because I listened to one episode of Behind the Bastards and liked it so much that I have gone back and downloaded 40+ episodes of the show. This is added to the pile of shows I was already behind on, and I am hoping that I can start squeezing in time to get through most of them in the coming months, especially when I am done with the school year in a few weeks.
That still seems very odd to me, even though I haven’t been back in my classroom with students for six weeks. I know a number of them are pretty bored, and I can see that, but maybe I’m not dismally bored because I have always been one for routines, so getting up and grading some papers followed by getting on Zoom for office hours isn’t a laborious task. I guess I can add reading comics to that routine?
There’s not much reflecting here, and I have to say that it’s really only because I feel as if there’s going to be a much more focused, cohesive reflection on the last month or two. But perhaps a boring-assed routine post is as good a reflection as any.