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I discovered something rather cool the other day.

If you type in “free movies” on YouTube, you’ll pull up hundreds of movies that you can watch for free. I didn’t have a clue that one could do that. I’m sure this has been well known for a while now, but since I’m only recently on the bandwagon with smart devices, I’m slowly learning things that others have probably known for decades.

From what I’ve seen of the list, a lot of it is B movies, worthy of the Lifetime channel or something similar. There are a couple documentaries on there that looked cool though, so I’ll watch some of them that might be interesting.

I did start watching a Kevin Costner film called “The New Daughter.” It’s really strange. Apparently it’s based on a short story by John Connolly. A novelist recently divorced from his wife who abandoned him, Costner and his two children move to a two story home just outside of a town with some acreage. His daughter is having the hardest time with the changes, blaming Costner for not being good enough to keep the mother with them.

Well, needless to say, the home isn’t all fun and games. There’s an ancient burial ground and rumors of a woman who died in the home. And strange creatures.

It’s supposed to be a horror film but it all seems melodramatic. I didn’t realize it was a horror film till after I started it. I may or may not finish it but as with a lot of things, I’d like to try and finish it, however silly the movie is. I’ve gone off horror for a while now, so even a silly B horror flick would probably put me off kilter for a while. Especially since we’re all stuck in our homes for the most part and nowhere to distract us.

What else have I been doing?

Well, I started back reading again. I was growing tired with reading and said that I didn’t want to read anymore so I stopped for a while. But then…the advisory to stay indoors began and there’s only so many chores and videos you can watch, so I started reading again.

I’m finished reading the first Twilight book today.

I’m not a fan of the books, but every other year I’m compelled to read them. They’re brainless and I like to make fun of Edward and Bella. I don’t understand the fandom behind the two characters. They aren’t really all that exciting. Bella loves Edward and Edward constantly tells Bella that it’s dangerous for them to be together and yet the two of them stay together, toying with each other’s emotions.

I don’t get it. I really don’t.

I think what saves it is Jacob himself. I loved reading about him, especially in the second book (New Moon.) He has more character to him and it makes me happy every time he’s there. I don’t like what Meyer did to him in the end, with the whole imprinting on a baby, as if that’s not creepy at all. And yet people love it.

I suppose every generation has its share of rag books, bestsellers that are only bestsellers of that time. Like…who’s going to remember Twilight or James Patterson or Danielle Steele in a hundred years? I don’t know of any bestsellers from a hundred years. Unless they became classics like Dickens.

But in the meantime, it’s annoying that we have to endure certain books just because they became popular for whatever reason.

So, what have you all been up to in these strange times? I hope you’re safe and keeping away from any potential illnesses.

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