June in Review

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Books Acquired:
The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry
We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Books Read:
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
Quiet by Susan Cain

How is it the 7th already? I haven’t even done my wrap-up for the last month.

We’ve just confirmed that we’ll be in Portland at the beginning of September, so I’m putting myself on a book-buying ban until then to save myself for Powell’s Books. We’ll see how that pans out. As for June, my girlfriend read the first two Tiffany Aching novels recently and wanted to continue on, so I figured I had to pick up the next couple of books. For her, obviously. I couldn’t find the editions I wanted in town here, so I had to order them online. It was only logical to throw in the Brian K. Vaughan comic while I was at it.

I’ve been looking for Stephen’s Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled here in town for a while now, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. Just a used paperback once, but it was in quite bad shape. I was grocery shopping a couple of weeks ago and noticed that a local thrift shop had a book sale, so I popped in there and found a nice hardback copy for only a couple of dollars. It was a very nice surprise.

Movies watched:
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) – I liked this. It’s a dark comedy road trip movie that manages to deal with some heavy subjects in a light-hearted way.

TV watched:
Chef’s Table: Season 2 (2016) – If you’re at all interested in food television, this is a must watch, but the cinematography and music is so perfectly done that you might even like it if you couldn’t care less about food.

Restaurant Australia: Season 1 (2015) – This was good too, but not on the level of Chef’s Table obviously. It’s a three-episode miniseries about the preparation of a massive dinner event, and it follows the chefs as they build a menu that showcases Australia’s local produce.

Games played:
A Golden Wake (2014) (PC) – I loved this. The music and story were both fantastic, and it had an interesting mix of puzzles to solve. It’s an adventure game set in 1920’s Miami during the real estate boom, and it’s based around actual events and locations in Coral Gables.

Uncharted 4 (2016) (PS4) – I actually finished this in July, but most if it was played in June. It’s a beautiful game with fantastic writing. I’m very sad to see the series end, but I couldn’t ask for a better finale.

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

4 thoughts on “June in Review

  1. Geoff W

    I can’t remember if I told you, but for some reason your blog was blocked at work (damn them trying to make me productive), but they’ve finally unblocked it and I can comment from outside my RSS feed! (I could read, just not comment).

    I’m excited to eventually get to Uncharted 4, I bought the remastered original trilogy and have only made it about 1/3 of the way through the first one. If only I had more time to play. UGH.

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    1. Rob Post author

      How dare they block me!!

      What are you thinking wasting all of your precious gaming time travelling through China! That’s just silly. Uncharted 4 was such a joy to play. I might go back and play that remastered trilogy at some point. I’ve never actually played through the first game.

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  2. Ruthiella

    I am planning a trip to Portland in October and will also be hitting Powells and am doing the same as you: no new books till then! While I have been to Portland before for work, I have never been to Powells, so I am totally looking forward to it.

    I had a good reading month in June and was able to finish 10 books. I am always a little amazed when I read that much in one month. It makes me wonder what I do with my time otherwise…Internet time-suck mostly,

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    1. Rob Post author

      Ten books is fantastic! I tend to average about four a month. I’m just too distracted by shiny objects, I think.

      This will be my first time to Portland, so I’m pretty excited. Books and food is the main plan.

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