Top Ten Tuesday: Ten tidbits from my spring 2018 entertainment plans


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week is a freebie topic, which means that everyone participating comes up with their own top 10 theme.

I had a hectic weekend and a busy Monday, and have had pretty much zero time to put any thought into this… so I thought I’d share 10 things on my entertainment horizon that I’m excited about.

On TV, I’m excited for the new seasons of:

1. The Americans: I’m SO sad this is ending, but it’s been a great run. Season 6 is off to a tense start. I’m so worried about the characters — who will make it out alive?

2. The Expanse: Season 3 has just started. This sci-fi show is political and full of amazing effects and characters. Not surprisingly, it’s adapted from a terrific book series, and is really worth catching up on, if you haven’t watched it yet.

3. The Handmaid’s Tale: I can’t wait to see where season 2 goes, now that the plot will be venturing beyond the story told in the book.


In the world of theater, I’ll be seeing:

4. The Color Purple — the national touring company is coming to San Francisco, and I have tickets for May.

5. HARRY POTTER ON BROADWAY! I’ll be seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in June.


In books, I’m looking forward to:

6. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, which everyone seems to be talking about! There’s a long waiting list at my library, but that’s okay. I can wait — it’s not like I have nothing else to read!

7. The Murderbot books! I just read the first one, All Systems Red, this past weekend, and I’m thrilled that there are three more to come. Volume 2, Artificial Condition, comes out in May.

8. How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger: New Gail Carriger works are always welcome! This novella focuses on Major Channing, and looks like it’ll be a hoot.

In movies, I can’t wait to see:

9. Avengers: Infinity War: Part of me feels like this is so likely to be a big mess of a movie… but the fangirl-y part of me absolutely plans to go see it anyway.


And when it comes to travels and adventure:

10. My daughter and I are taking a surprise trip in early May! The surprise isn’t that we’re going… it’s that we have no idea where we’ll end up! We’re going through a company that takes the travelers’ information, gathers a bit of information about travel preferences and budget, and then lets us know basically the day of departure where we’re heading. Crazy, right? We can end up anywhere in the continental US. Wherever we go, I get to spend a weekend exploring some new destination with my wonderful, amazing daughter, and I’m sure it’ll be a blast. I’ll report back when it’s done!

And that’s my somewhat random top 10 for this week!

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten tidbits from my spring 2018 entertainment plans

  1. The Expanse looks cool, I will have to check it out! And I am soooooo excited for Infinity War 😀 I love the idea of the unknown trip! I have heard of that before and it sounds really cool! I hope your trip is amazing!

  2. I like reading about what series you are watching because I’m always looking for something to get hooked on. I think I would like The Handmaid’s Tale because I thought the book was excellent. You’re right, when the next season develops its own story lines where the book leaves off, that’s when it can get very interesting. That’s what happened with The Leftovers and the subsequent seasons were unbelievably great. Have a great time on your mystery vacation. I’ve never heard of that. I’m sure it will be very exciting!

  3. That adventure sounds like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to hear where you end up! I’m going on a mother-daughter trip with my mum in May; we’re heading to Atlanta for the weekend!
    I can’t wait for Infinity War! I’ve been watching all the movies leading up to it (that I haven’t seen) I’m definitely very pumped! 😀

  4. I also cannot wait for The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m both nervous and excited. OMGosh! HP on Broadway! You lucky duck, I hope you have a blast! I’m stoked for Infinity War but I never got around to watching Black Panther so I need to do that soon. That trip with your daughter sounds like so much fun and a great chance to see the country and spots you might not have normally visited. 🙂

    • I’m so excited for Harry Potter! I bought the tickets months ago… can’t believe it’s finally getting close! 🙂 I really hope the trip with my daughter takes us someplace completely new and different for both of us — but even if not, I love our adventure time and can’t wait.

  5. I have mixed feeling about Handmaids S2 – I know I will end up watching it but S1 so much to live up to!

    Will look forward to hearing where you end up going on your surprise trip.

    • I believe I read that Margaret Atwood is continuing to be involved with s2, so hopefully the way the plot moves forward will have her input and will stay true to her vision. S1 was so powerful!

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