Like many during the COVID-19 pandemic my media consumption has gone up. This is intended to be the first in a series of updates sharing what I am listening/reading/watching during the outbreak.
About: In the future, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the galaxy transform themselves.
Mini review: Interesting take on space exploration. Nice, quick read.
About: A near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation–a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.
Mini review: Another space book but one that does feel not too far off from being possible. The isolation of the explorers as fits in with the current moment of sheltering at home. If you have enjoyed any of Suarez’s other books, you will like this.
About: No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Mini review: I am going to have to read this a second time for this all to sink in.
The Daily – Doing a great job covering the pandemic
The Ezra Kline Show – In-depth discussions with experts
Social Distance – A new podcast from The Atlantic discussing the real impacts to our lives that the pandemic is causing
Book of Basketball 2.0 – Picking back up with a fun gimmick of redoing NBA drafts
These are a bit kid heavy at the moment
Frozen 2 – Almost as good as the original
Emma (2020) – Visually great, nice modern adaptation
Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Overly convoluted, but fun seeing all the different Pokemon come to life
Onward – Good, not great by Pixar’s standard, but enjoyable
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – This is not a good movie.
Doctor Who (season 12) – Continuing to enjoy this particular run with Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor
Tiger King – Words cannot describe this show