May 17, 2013

The Weeklies #254

The Weekly Affliction. Broken foot.

The Weekly Food Nationality. Chinese.

The Weekly Read. I love Chris Grabenstein. His novels might not be the most wonderful ever written but his John Ceepak series is much fun. Hell Hole was no different. Summer in a seaside resort town on the Jersey Shore, a military conspiracy, and a bunch of Springsteen tunes. It doesn't get much better than that. When I truly love a series of novels I find myself doing my absolute best to take them slowly so I don't run out before the next installment hits the shelves. And though Grabenstein just released a new one, that's exactly how I feel about these.

The Weekly TV. I honestly can't decide if I like Game Of Thrones or not. Six episodes in and the jury's still out.

The Weekly Music. If you took the polish of Coldplay, the emotional bite of Snow Patrol and the swagger of The Killers and put them all together, you'd probably end up with something that sounded a whole lot like Imagine Dragons as evidenced by Night Visions. I realize I'm late to the party on these guys but I caught their single Radioactive on the radio the other day and was a little bit hooked. Imagine Dragons are big, and I'm not just talking about their success. They've got big anthems, big beats and big ideas. And I respect them for that. The problem? I wish that Imagine Dragons was a little bigger than the sum of their Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Killers parts. Though I like the album I occasionally found myself wishing it was just a little less derivative and a little more interesting.

The Weekly Movie. Young Adult. What an awkward, uncomfortable film. I mean that in a good way. And, sure, Charlize Theron was great but Patton Oswalt stole the show.

The Weekly Question. What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Posted by Chris at May 17, 2013 7:23 AM

Game of Thrones is SO good - stick with it!

This summer I'm looking forward to Central America. I'll be traveling and exploring and experiencing and lollygagging. Should be good times! :-D

Posted by: shan at May 18, 2013 12:02 AM

I think I'm just as excited about school ending as my kids are. Between field trips and class parties and graduation ceremonies for kindergarteners, PLUS all the softball, soccer and regular life that's going on, I just need something to end.

Posted by: Kim at May 20, 2013 9:36 AM