Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling by Tony Cliff
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry by Anthony Holden, Ben Holden
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan
My plan for this upcoming month is to write more than one post. An achievable goal, you would think, but after this last month who knows. What a naughty blogger I’ve been. As an apology, here’s a video of my dog’s beard in the wind.
It was a relaxing month, although not a great reading month. The couple of books I got through were in audio. I have been reading A Prayer for Owen Meany at night, which I am actually really enjoying, but I’ve only been getting through 10 – 20 pages a day. It’s a bit of a chunker, so that’s been slow going. Sometimes it’s nice to slowly plod through a long novel, though. I don’t often spend that much time with the same characters, and it feels like a different experience in a way.
The book buying ban continues, to prepare for our Seattle/Portland trip, but I decided last month that comics don’t count. Audiobooks also do not count (yay, loopholes), so I was thinking of maybe picking up a novel set in one of those cities. Suggestions are welcome! I was considering Geek Love, or maybe Boneshaker, which I think is set in dystopian Seattle.
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015) – I’m not a wrestling fan, and I’m not sure why I turned this on, but I actually really enjoyed it. It’s like one of those supposedly-reality-but-quite-obviously-scripted intervention television shows, but it seems to actually be a sincere documentary. It’s spread over a few years, so it doesn’t feel like they had to add extra drama to fill the time.
Outlander (2016) – After the end of the last season, I really wasn’t interested in continuing with this. My girlfriend is a huge fan, though, so we carried on. It really did pick up, and this season had some great moments.
W1A: Season 1 & 2 (2014-2015) – I watched Twenty Twelve a few years back and enjoyed it, so when we came across this follow-up on Netflix we decided to give it a try. It’s quite funny, but something about it is incredibly addicting. We burned through the short episodes pretty quickly this month.
A Cook Abroad (2015) – Great food travel show. Each episode follows a different celebrity chef in a country of their choosing. Some episodes are much better than others, but the best ones really are excellent.
Overwatch (2016) (PC) – Still playing a match of this here and there and really enjoying it. There’s a lot of depth to this game, and they added their first new character to the roster, so that brought me back after not playing for a while.
What have you been reading/watching/playing this month?