April in Review

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Books Acquired:
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams
Exiles on Asperus by John Wyndham
Blankets by Craig Thompson
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
The Massacre Of Glencoe by John Buchan
I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
So, Anyway… by John Cleese
The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
Congo by Michael Crichton
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris

Books Read:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang
Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin
The Fold by Peter Clines

Everything except the first three books in the acquired list came from the used book sale last weekend. Someone left the Dilbert book in the lobby of our condo, and I thought it might be an interesting read. Exiles on Asperus and Blankets I picked up at the beginning of the month from a used book store in town. I want to eventually read everything by John Wyndham and I’ve been hearing about Blankets for ages now, although I’m not entirely sure it’s my thing.

I’ve been quite sick for the last couple of weeks, so I’ve done a whole lot of nothing, not even much gaming or reading in that time. Just a lot of staring off into the distance and hating life. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think I’m finally on the mend.

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My girlfriend managed to beat me at the book sale, picking up 18 books to my measly 14, so I thought I’d include a picture of her haul. I might steal and read Cloudstreet and The Bookseller (which I initially had in my basket before somehow tricking her into buying it instead, mwahaha).

Movies watched:
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) – I really like Nina Simone and have been randomly listening to her music a bunch lately, but I had no idea the kind of life she led. This documentary was great, and shows just how troubled she was.

TV watched:
House of Cards: Season 4 (2016) – This series is still fantastic, although there were some weird and cheesy choices made in this season. Why does anyone with computer knowledge have to be a complete lunatic in this show? Not on the level of the first couple seasons, but still fun.

Girl Eat World: Season 1 (2015) – Not sure about this one. I love food travel shows, but something about the host just didn’t sit right with me. Most of her guests felt more natural in front of the camera than she did.

Games played:
Rocket league (2015) (PS4) – They came out with a basketball update to this, so I’ve been sucked in again. Such a great game.

Clash Royale (2016) (iOS) – I can’t believe I’m still playing this, but it’s a lot of fun. Quick matches with lots of depth.

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

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