June in Review

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Books Acquired:
None.

Books Read:
The Lost World by Michael Crichton
Walking on Glass by Iain Banks
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

This wasn’t the best blogging month (three posts, where did the time go?), but it was an enjoyable reading month. It’s been incredibly sunny here, the hottest June we’ve had since I moved here actually, so I’ve had a great time walking Paisley and listening to audiobooks. They’re a life-saver for dog walking.

There was a Steam sale at the beginning of the month, so I’ve sunk a lot of my free time into gaming these last few weeks. I don’t buy much in the sales anymore, but they do still get me really excited to play some games. Unfortunately that does cut into my reading and blogging time. I just have too many competing hobbies sometimes.

Movies watched:
For No Good Reason (2012) – Documentary on Ralph Steadman, the artist who did the illustrations in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I didn’t know anything about him, so this was a great introduction. I’d like to seek out some more of his work.

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) – I love Bill Murray, and his performance was great. Everyone’s was. The plot was a bit dull, but it was still an enjoyable watch.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) – I knew this was going to be bad, but I figured what the hell. It was actually a tiny bit worse than I had anticipated. It was fun revisiting the franchise, as I was a rabid Turtles fan as a kid, but it was overall forgettable.

TV watched:
Chef’s Table: Season 1 (2015) – I loved this so much. Produced by the guy who did Jiro Dreams of Sushi (also amazing), it’s a really interesting look into the lives of six of the top chefs in the world. It’s more about their personal approaches to cooking and the choices that got them to where they are than the food itself. The music and camera work make it oddly epic.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 2 (2014/2015) – Season 2 was even better than season 1. I did not expect to like this as much as I do, but it really won me over.

Games played:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) (PC) – Still playing this and will likely finish it this month. Very long game, and I thought I’d lose interest by this point, but the more I play the more I’m into it. Amazing game.

10000000 (2012) (iOS)You Must Buy a Boat, by the same studio, was released this month, so I decided to try their previous game first. Loved 10000000. It’s perfect for playing a minute here and there, which is what I like in a mobile game. I lost interest halfway through You Must Buy a Boat, though.

Dreamfall Chapters: Book Two – I loved the first two games and want to love this so much, but there were some noticeable issues in this chapter. I love the world still, but this felt rushed and not put together. Book Three is already out, so hopefully it begins to pick up again.

What have you been reading/watching/playing this month?

4 thoughts on “June in Review

  1. Geoff W

    I know what you mean about competing hobbies! I end up running into the same issues with gaming (not as often) and podcasts. When I get too far behind with podcasts I end up neglecting my reading and same thing if I get sucked into a game!

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  2. JE Fountain

    I’ve never read Heinlein…and sadly, I’m not going to anytime soon. He didn’t quite break into the top 100 of my TBR and that’s the priority (on a Quest ya know). But, for not making the top 100 he does pretty well after that. My FULL TBR, is 350 novels, and he’s got seven entries there. Someday.

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    1. Rob Post author

      I love your quest! I’ve thought of doing a similar thing, working through a list of great books, but if I do I’d have to leave room for extras along the way. I have a hard time sticking to a reading plan.

      Heinlein is great. This is my third of his and I’ve really enjoyed all three.

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