March in Review

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Books Acquired:
Sex Criminals: Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
The Seeds of Time by John Wyndham
The Outward Urge by John Wyndham
Consider Her Ways and Others by John Wyndham
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction by Terry Pratchett

Books Read:
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene
Sex Criminals: Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32) by Terry Pratchett
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I found a bunch of John Wyndham novels at a used bookstore, what was I supposed to do? I want to eventually read everything of his, and I convinced myself that these were probably out of print, so I grabbed everything I didn’t have. And to be fair, The Outward Urge doesn’t seem to be available on Amazon, so maybe I made the right choice?

It’s all good, though, because we finally bought new bookshelves. My books have been a mess for months now, stacked vertically and double-layered. It made me sad inside everytime I walked by them. Now, I have everything in order, nothing is stacked, and I still have room for more.

This means I don’t have to worry about buying more books for a while. Mwahaha! Just in time for my favourite book sale next month.

Movies watched:
District 9 (2009) – I feel like I heard this wasn’t good when it first came out, but I loved it. Science fiction as it should be.

The Boondock Saints (1999) – I also really enjoyed this. I felt like watching something with Billy Connolly in it. It’s stylish, in an incredibly 90s way, and violent.

TV watched:
The Mind of a Chef: Season 2 (2013) – This is such a great series. The first two seasons are on Netflix. Season 2 follows Sean Brock for the first half, and he is really great, and the second half follows April Bloomfield, but she wasn’t as interesting. It felt like she might have a lot to offer, but the episodes didn’t seem to showcase that.

Departures: Season 1 (2008) – Newly added to Netflix. I caught a few episodes of this when it originally aired and loved it, so I was really excited to see it on there. It’s a fantastic Canadian travel series. We’re nearly finished the second season as well.

Games played:
Insurgency (2014) (PC) – Still playing this, and probably will be for a while. Just a fun shooter for PC.

Pillars of Eternity (2015) (PC) – I kickstarted this three years ago and it finally came out, and it is great so far. A throwback to the Baldur’s Gate days. I’m not far into it yet, but if you enjoy isometric RPGs, you can go wrong picking this up. Great writing and fun action.

2 thoughts on “March in Review

    1. Rob Post author

      Thanks!

      Yeah, I don’t know where I got the idea that people didn’t like District 9. It has 90% on Rotten Tomatoes right now, so seems like it was probably considered a success…

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