Are you after something to keep yourself / your partner / your family entertained over the long weekend? I’ve pulled together a few of my recent faves. There’s even a vaguely Easter-themed film in there!
What to watch over Easter… All currently available on Netflix:
- Rise of the Guardians – An absolute delight. A ‘family’ film, but plenty in there for the grownups. And Jack Frost is pretty fit for an animated 300-year-old Spirit of Winter, too.
- God’s Own Country – It has sheep, so that’s Easter-ish, right? Gay farmer hooks up with new recruit. All the emotions.
- Alex Strangelove – Adorable, awkward, hilarious. Lots of fun. Lots of gay. And from memory: absolutely nothing to do with Easter.
- Schitt’s Creek – How did I go six years without watching this multiple Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award winning comedy series? I’m currently powering through all six seasons. I adore it. Also, gays (would you expect anything else from me at this point?).
What to read over Easter… Or if you’ve already clocked Netflix after a year of Covid-19 😨 then here are a few reads (0% Easter, 100% fun):
- The Crow Folk (The Witches of Woodville #1), Mark Stay – Funny, spooky, witchy, and absolutely charming. I was captivated from start to finish – I blogged about it here. And the second book is coming out later this year!
- Silver in the Wood (The Greenhollow Duology #1), Emily Tesh – Magical, fantastical, suspenseful, romantic, hilarious, and charming… I was enchanted. Also, gays. And at only 112 pages, this novella won’t take you long to rip through!
- All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1), Martha Wells – Murderbot is the most heartwarming, humane, prickly, sarcastic, and hilarious artificial intelligence I have come across. Keeping on the theme of novellas, this is only 155 pages – a nice manageable amount. I’ve read the first four novellas and blogged about them here.
- Duck and Dive (Rise and Shine #1), G B Ralph – Indulge me, will you? This is my gay romantic comedy novella about coming out and failing spectacularly. Another snappy story at only 79 pages. Check it out 🥳