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Reading, Watching, Writing, Waiting

How much do I love you, dear internet?
Clearly not enough, for it's been quite some time since I bothered to tell you anything of my amusements. Oh, I have excuses. I have personal things going on. I have rewrites coming out my ears and painfully emerging from parts of my anatomy whose very mention would get me banned from most of the social media sites you can think of. But still, entertainment has never been lacking and I want to mention just a few bits and pieces...

READING

I haven't been able to read as much as I would like. The TBR pile has grown and many of its longest suffering members were written by people I admire or care for. It's just not right to let them suffer like that. It's not.

But I have managed to read Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into Swedish society and the character of Lisbeth is a fantastic creation. I was also lucky enough to score a copy of Dave Rudden's MG fantasy, Knights of the Borrowed Dark. That was tremendous fun and recommended if you have anybody aged over 10 in your household...

WATCHING

I came late to The Night Of, the story of a young man brought to trial for a murder he probably didn't commit, despite the mountain of evidence pointing to his guilt. My brief description makes it sound like every other courtroom drama you've ever heard of, and it is. Except... except it's brilliant. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

I'm also four episodes into Westworld and really enjoying it. It's the story of a futuristic Wild West theme park populated with uncannily human robots. Let's see if the plot and characters can keep my attention for the rest of the run.

Other than that, I'm looking forward to the new series of Black Mirror, and, now that Netflix have bought it, I'll finally get to see The Expanse.

YOU

How about you? Anything good in your eyeballs lately?


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fenryng
Nov. 3rd, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
Reading a bunch of short story books as of late. When October was here, I did my annual tradition of finding horror movies to watch. The problem is finding any that are not bad.
Nothing highbrow in either realm, as of late. Too brain dead, usually.
peadarog
Nov. 4th, 2016 07:20 am (UTC)
No harm in a bit of escapist fun!
msstacy13
Nov. 4th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
I'm about halfway through The Goliath Stone, which I anticipate giving four stars with a gently-phrased caveat. There are several patently absurd ironies, and some authorial petulance, but it's still written well enough to be worth my time.
peadarog
Nov. 4th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
It has a good title anyway!
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