Weekly Check-In 07/25/2020

Hello, Today during my weekly check-in will probably short and sweet. I’ll be honest this week has been a tad bit tunneled.

I thought this looked so pretty

I finished one novel this week, finished one television show with my family this week, and lastly finished one podcast episode. I think what ended up happening this week was that there was a couple of things that I could only listen to and not read or watch because my right eye ended up getting a minor blood blister (trust me it was truly strange) plus finished up my last week of work (upgraded to a new one that is tons better if you’re interested in knowing)

I know that sounded like a strange week 🀣

But anyway, I was very educated this week onto the media!

TV SHOW

The Big Flower Fight

The people in this photo didn’t win but my dad did find them very interesting 😁.

My family and I finished the last couple of episodes of this reality show and inevitably we all reached the consensus of we hated who won but it was overall a fascinating show. We also like the British Baking Show better. I love the reality shows that involve creating something out of nothing plus they can be very educational. Like I said a couple of weeks ago, with the flowers it reminded me so much of my late Grandma who loved flowers so much every time we would drive past them she would tell the names one by one. Overall, I recommend it to someone who finds these things fascinating but keep in mind theres so many terms and big projects and challenges with biases so I can understand why people may not like it. Because of these points I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣

NOVEL

Permanent Record

It hit me in the heartstrings

I’ll be honest with this book when I found out the premise, I thought it was going to be a tad fluffier than Emergency Contact (her previous work) Oh no.
There are alot of gritty subject matters thrown around in a fascinating way and it doesn’t feel too unrealistic as it could be.
There are also alot of profound quotes for people trying to figure out their dreams and when things take a turn for the worst, building themselves back up again.
I appreciated that there was discussion about young adults trying to make it in NYC without sugarcoating it. I also appreciated the ambiguity of the ending with bringing it back full circle.
I think my only gripe with this had to be, I wanted to be in the leading lady as well as the leading guys head just like with Emergency Contact I think (although it was deep already) it could have strengthened the story even more with the angst, fulfilling of gaps in her head, plus could have been fascinating for the reader to read.
Overall, this author is definitely on my radar for her books and I’m excited/intrigued to see what she comes up with next 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣

Podcast

Read Right To Left-LGBTQ Manga

I have listened to a couple of episodes from them this past year but this one was actually a lot more educational than the previous ones for me personally.

Even though my blog/instagram name is Sushirainbow the LGBTQIA spectrum is something I don’t have a lot of knowledge about. However I embrace that there are so many different stories out there for them and there still isn’t enough. I appreciated with this podcast I was able to discover some new LGBTQ manga as well as anime recommendations that had both heavy subject matter but also some fun times as well. I think my only issue with it was there was not a lot discussed even with it being two hours but that’s a me thing not a podcast thing. Check them out if you haven’t already if you enjoy manga recommendations.

The Week Ahead

Well thankfully I can see out of both eyes again so I can watch and read a lot more. Someone has picked a book out for that I hope to read this week but I won’t tell you what it is yet. I also was enticed to try a K-drama that hits a tad close to home but we shall see what my thoughts are on that if I get around to it plus listening to anime/manga podcasts help me to discover more out there that I may not watched or read before so we shall see. What about you guys? What do you watch,read, or listen to this week? Let’s talk about it!!

Published by Sushirainbow

Obsessed with books, anime, manga, and helping others. This Blog will consist of Reviews, Recommendations and Overall Thoughts. I also have an Instagram with the same name.

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