April in Review

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Books Acquired:
None.

Books Read:
In the Ravine and Other Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
French Lessons by Peter Mayle
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

This month started off strong, but during the last couple of weeks I barely read ten pages a night, and I haven’t been listening to my audiobooks as much either. Those lulls in reading happen though, and I can start to feel a change in the last few days already.

No books purchased this month either, but that will all change tomorrow when my favourite used book sale takes place. Previous years have proven quite fruitful, so I’m sure I’ll have a ridiculous list for next month. I’ll likely do a book haul post on it as well, because yay for new books. I’m just glad we got our bookcases sorted out last month.

Movies watched:
Land Ho! (2014) – This was hilariously awful. I started watching it because I thought it was a documentary about two old guys taking a break from life and travelling Iceland, but it turns out it’s a poorly scripted comedy. It was so bad I couldn’t stop watching it, which doesn’t normally happen with me.

The Love Punch (2013) – This was also pretty terrible, but the actors are all very watchable, so it was hard not to enjoy it on some level. I also got romantic comedy brownie points with my girlfriend, so it was worth it I think. The story is so very stupid, though.

TV watched:
Departures: Season 2 (2009) – I love this series, and the second was just as good as the first. There’s a third season out there, but it’s not on Netflix, so I’ll have to search it out.

Parks and Recreation (2009) – I like pretty much everyone in this cast from their other projects, and my girlfriend caught an episode at a friend’s place and love it, so we finally decided to start watching. We’re fashionable a decade late to the party, but we’re loving it so far. The first season is just six twenty-minute episodes, so it’s easy to burn through.

Games played:
Insurgency (2014) (PC) – Yup, still playing this. I might have a problem.

A Bird Story (2014) (PC) – A fun little game from the maker of To The Moon. Not on the same level as that game, but a cute story with some innovative touches. Only about an hour and a half long.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013) (PC) – I played a few days of this on the free trial and was actually having a lot of fun with it. It has a really interesting class system that I’d like to play with a bit more, but I can’t see myself picking up the paid game. I was already getting a bit bored with the combat when I stopped.

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