So the shows that have been keeping me going this summer are The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu & Euphoria on HBO. To lighten up the mood, I regretfully admit to my addiction for reality shows; Big Brother is always a summertime go-to. However, I don’t have a whole lot of time to watch TV since I have about 200 Kindle books to read, and I add new ones every day.
My reading choices are all over the map of genres. Right now I’m in the middle of a sci-fi thriller called Obscura from Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. I love to read about real people’s experiences in memoirs, so Hillbilly Elegy, about how our society keeps Appalachian people from moving out of their circumstances, and A River in Darkness, the story of a half Korean half Japanese man whose family moved in 1960 from Japan to North Korea, during the reign of Kim Il-sung, where he was trapped in poverty & extreme mistreatment until he miraculously escaped back to Japan in 1996, kept me turning the pages. I also gravitate toward the usual Stephen King horror stories and other less gory thrillers. My favorite this summer has been The Good Samaritan who, as the author would have it, turned out to be not such a good person! But, my absolute favorite type of book is fantasy with a little magic thrown in. I’m waiting for Sep. when the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone will be out. The intriguing plot of a young woman who must save her people by calling on her ancient blood destiny of being a Magi portrays a world filled with good vs. evil with magic as the weapon of defense. As you can probably guess, Amazon pretty much gets all my spare change as I can’t resist a new book for my Kindle collection!