July in Review

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Books Acquired:
Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
Sex Criminals, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction

Books Read:
14 by Peter Clines
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Sex Criminals, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I’m not sure where this month went. I feel like I jumped forward in time a few weeks somewhere. For a good chunk of the time we were dealing with exciting dog issues. Paisley had a hot spot on her tail, so we had to have her in a cone until it healed. Unfortunately, since the injury was on her tail, she could still reach it with a standard cone, so she ended up with this monstrosity:

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You can see how impressed she is with it. Her tail made a fairly swift recovery, and just as we were ready to remove the sadness collar we brought her back to the vet to get spayed. Her external wounds are healing up nicely, but there are deep emotional cuts that may fester for years to come.

Someone left a copy of Le Morte d’Arthur on the coffee table in the lobby of our building. I’m pretty sure it was left out to be taken for free, but there was no note, so there’s a little part of me that feels I’ve stolen this. I nonchalantly snatched it up as I strolled past whistling and took off in a sprint. I plan to plea ignorance should I be tracked.

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It’s bloody huge, with many many words in it, so I’m finding it a little daunting. I’ve always wanted to read it, but I have a feeling I’ll lose interest midway in, so I’m thinking I’ll read it in chunks over a year. It’s divided into eight ‘books’, so I’ll maybe break it into two-book pieces to get through. I figure if I decide I’m not into it, I can just donate it at next year’s book fair.

Movies watched:
None.

TV watched:
None.

Games played:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) (PC) – I thought I’d finish this by now, but nope still going. It may have something to do with those few weeks missing from my memory. I’m charging for the end now, though, and skipping (or at least postponing) the side content. I’ve been playing this for two and a half months now, and it just needs to end.

Electronic Super Joy (2013) (PC) – A very short game that was good fun. It’s a tough platformer fueled by Euro-pop dubstep, which is awful in the best possible way.

Rocket League (2015) (PS4) – Soccer with rocket-propelled cars. It sounds stupid, but it’s pretty much the greatest thing ever. An absolute blast to play with friends.

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

4 thoughts on “July in Review

  1. Geoff W

    Oh I’ve seen a lot recently mentioning/referencing Le Morte d’Arthur and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s been Classics Club related, but I’ve definitely read it.

    That stinks for Paisley, but one of the best memories I have of one of my childhood dogs was him coming out in a cone and I just couldn’t handle it. I burst into laughing and ended up in hysterics basically crying because it was so funny. I had to wait outside and then my mom brought him out and it started all over again.

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  2. Lady Disdain

    Ha, that is an impressive theft. Honestly, if anyone leaves that book lying around I can’t see how they could do so without expecting it to be taken. It’s not something you leave by accident, is it?

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    1. Rob Post author

      The rational part of me knew it was free, but I still had that feeling in the back of my mind that I should tuck it under my shirt.

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