One of my goals for this has been to really develop and evolve the hobbies that I’m interested in. Right now my list of hobbies includes reading, watching movies, listening to music, and cooking. So far reading has taken off as the hobby that is the most developed. That’s mostly thanks to me being and English teacher but also thanks to being part of Pajiba’s Cannonball Read challenge to read at least 52 books in a year. I’ve also started a similar program with my students, so I feel very confident that this hobby is well on its way.
Movies. I’ve become very selective with what I watch. My time is valuable and I know what I like. Plus theaters are starting to charge an arm and a leg these days. (A BIG shout out to Cinemark in Woodridge, IL for having a 1/2 Tuesday special. They’ve become my theater of choice). But what about movies I watch at home? Good question. I’ve recently begun to re-watch movies that I own just to see if my tastes have changed so much that I still enjoy the film or not or whether it’s time to send the film elsewhere. I also have a Netflix queue that is longer than the day is long. So, that’s where the next set of blogs is going to come from. I’ve decided that I’m going to add my voice to the conversation regarding films. I’m already a few films behind, but that’s the nice thing about hobbies. I get to go at my own pace. So be on the lookout for film reviews from here on out. Let’s hope that this becomes a habit. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the films I review. I’m open a good respectful discussion.