November, 2020

November 1st, 2020, 11:57 a.m. - This couldn't have come out at a better time

46. S#!%, Actually (Lindy West)
I had no idea this was coming out, so I'll call it an October surprise. I can't pick which movie "review" was my favorite. Maybe The Lion King. And I know I'll never be able to watch Love Actually again.

Up next: The Silent Wife (Karin Slaughter)

November 7th, 2020, 2:16 p.m. - Destiel shippers, do not interact

Supernatural – "Despair": I don't want to talk about it. Rating: 3 silos

November 8th, 2020, 3:27 p.m. - Men are gross

47. The Silent Wife (Karin Slaughter)
I don't think I ever missed Jeffrey after Slaughter wrote him out of the series, and I definitely won't after this. Lena, either. Of course I have to read about Lena in 2020.

ANYWAY, this was a good one, despite being a little over-researched. I had two suspects in mind for the killer, discounted one, then realized I shouldn't have. It all fit.

Up next: The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)

November 14th, 2020, 2:12 p.m. - "We're done. I'm canceling your show"

Supernatural – "Inherit the Earth": During the big fight scene, I kept wondering what the deus ex machina would be. And then I laughed at the thought of the Winchesters needing a deus ex machina in a fight against God. Anyway, I don't know what the last episode will bring, because they basically wrapped everything up this week. Is this like season 4 of Buffy, where they did the climax in the second-to-last episode, and then the finale was "Restless"? That would be fun. Rating: 4 disappearing dogs (not cool, Chuck!)

November 15th, 2020, 3:38 p.m. - I want a prequel about Reese

48. The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett)
Bennett's writing is as good as always here, but I didn't like this as much as The Mothers. I'm not sure this lived up to all the hype. It's fine, but not the best I've read this year.

Up next: My Life as a Villainess (Laura Lippman)

November 20th, 2020, 8:24 p.m. - Maybe I should start reading her thrillers again

49. My Life as a Villainess (Laura Lippman)
I've read a lot of Lippman's books over the past few years, and this is the best writing she's ever done. The first essay, "The Whole 60," should be required reading for all women.

Up next: Beartown (Fredrik Backman)

November 21st, 2020, 2:24 p.m. - The end of the road

Supernatural – "Carry On": Just like the whole series, this episode had both good parts and "are you freaking kidding me?" parts. In the future, I think I'll look back on both and sigh. Rating: 3 nails

November 28th, 2020, 2:19 p.m. - There are so many characters in this book I want to hug

50. Beartown (Fredrik Backman)
My single complaint about this book is that Backman decided not to give all the characters names, for some ridiculous reason. Maybe they'll get them in the sequel, which I'm reading next.

Up next: Us Against You (Fredrik Backman)

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