It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: My go to book or movie for a pick me up
Honestly…this depends on what kind of mood I’m in.
If I’m sad, and need a happy book I’ll usually hit up my keeper shelf for a Jennifer Crusie book. A couple of my favorites are Agnes and the Hitman and Getting Rid of Bradley. I’m not usually a fan of movies that are comedies (at least not anything in the last 20 years or so), so I’ll stick to books for this. Feel free to recommend comedy movies that aren’t profane, stupid or relying on sexual or bodily function jokes and I’ll give them a try.
If I’m angry or stressed, I usually prefer to watch a movie that has people beating each other up or having lots of explosions or cities being destroyed. It’s very cathartic (if I’m in the car and in this mood, I’ll put on hard rock: Hinder, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, etc). One of my favorite disaster movies of late is San Andreas. I also really enjoyed the Netflix movie, Extraction (though my neighbor, who I recommended it to, hated it). I also will try out pretty much any Jason Bourne movie (though the first one is the best).
For times I’m just unsettled or “splat” (a term I use when I’m just not much of anything…happy, sad, angry, etc) I’ll lean toward a reality cooking show (like Chopped or Guy’s Grocery Games) or some kind of athletic competition (like American Ninja Warrior or The Titan Games).
Lately? … I’ve been watching a LOT of movies with things that blow up…