More often than not, my reading list consists of books coming to theaters so that I can compare, contrast, and analyze when the movie comes out. I’ve found this is a good way to give myself some variety in genres (with the exception of horror/thriller). I do like to add in non-fiction as well, whether about organizational behavior, religious philosophy, or sociology. Memoirs read by the author are some of my favorites, plus I appreciate the general time-saving benefit of audiobooks to get through more of my reading list.

I am very eclectic in my viewing habits, from Disney/Pixar (Cinderella, Up) to fantasy (Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them) to adventure (The Martian, Star Wars). I also love superhero movies when you are part of not only the action, but also thoughtful character development (Captain America, The Avengers) and musicals that you can’t help but sing-along to (Glee, Hairspray). On television, I am especially fond of family-centric comedies and dramas, feeling like an extension of the families themselves (Modern Family, Gilmore Girls, Parenthood).

I could blame my strong attraction to children’s and family content on being a parent, but I’m basically a big kid. As a family, we try to limit screen time, but we do enjoy watching shows where we can interact with one another and the characters in the show (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). It’s a definite bonus when there’s a catchy theme-song or music (Netflix’s Beat Bugs, Puffin Rock, and Furchester Hotel via Roku). Some of my favorite picture books to share at home are about bears, woodland creatures, and pugs, but you can never go wrong with a classic author (Laura Numeroff, Bill Martin, Jr.).

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