Saturday, 25 July 2015
Sunday Post - number one
Hosted here at http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ the Sunday Post is a chance to share our news from the week, and to chat about what's coming up.
Since I moved from http://justaddbooks.blogspot.co.nz/ to here, my blogging space has been pretty quiet, so I've been looking for some memes or regular posts to - hopefully - start chatting with bloggers again. :)
This is my first Sunday Post. :D
The only thing I've posted on my blog this week is this short review of A Knight's Tale: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/a-knights-tale-review.html
Coming up this week, hopefully a review of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. And by "review" I mean ... well. I talk about it a bit further down. :)
On to the post ...
The week that was ... it was something, actually. Work - I'm a copyeditor (for now, I'm a very endangered species but more on that in another post) has rolled out new designs and templates and anything new always courts stress. Hopefully it will have settled down somewhat in the coming week, now that we're more used to the new looks.
I have Salem backed up on my hard drive, so I started watching that. I'm only a few episodes in and I'm torn. It's kind of great but also 100 per cent whackadoodle. But Lucy Lawless turns up in season 2 so I'm in for that. Masterchef NZ starts (or started because I live in the future) tonight, and I have a deep and shameless love for all things Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, etc. Give me a reality cooking show, and I'm in my happy place.
I've been re-reading Station Eleven, which I finished yesterday and it remains the book of my soul. I can't describe why I love it so much, but I love it so. much. For this week, I picked up The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, which has been on my radar for a while, so we'll see how that goes.
Went out to a quiz night on Friday with friends, which was a lot of fun, though I tend to get hyper-competitive. I tried to mitigate that tendency though, and we came sixth, which is respectable.
I've spent more of my weekend than I should on my second playthrough of Dragon Age: Origins. It's the first video game I have ever played and good gosh, I love it. It's like an old-school fantasy novel and for me, an uncritical shiny-eyed new player, everything about it is great. I'm also playing Dragon Age 2 concurrently, but I realised today that I'm going to have to over-write it with a new game because I just don't have enough lyrium/stamina potions to get through the final boss fights. Bah.
I also started poking at Star Wars the Old Republic, which a friend recommended to me, and it was free on Origin.com so I thought hey, fate. I just need to get used to the gameplay and not feel guilty if I turn down invites to play with other people. It's not you random players, it's me. Probably. I'm very new and therefore very kind of terrible.
What else. I have a plan for Thursday nights for reading. It probably sounds terrible, but there's nothing good on TV on a Thursday so I went "hmmm ... reading night." There's built-in shelves in the living room, and so I'm going to clear one and fill it with enormous, fat chunkster books and Thursday night from now on will be reading night. Friday night is movie night, and I have Watchmen on Netflix to watch this coming Friday.
On Saturday, I assume I'll be going to my friend's for our regular stitch-and-watch night, which is always fun, although I'm a terrible hermit and hate leaving my house if I don't have to.
How's your week been? What's coming up? :)