Sunday, 23 August 2015
Sunday post 5
Anyway. The Sunday post is a chance to share the week that was - both blogging and real life - and share what's coming up. Your inimitable host is Kimberley at http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/
Also, I'm typing this with a large black and white cat between me and the keyboard. She's watching my fingers with dubious fascination. Cats.
Anyway. I actually managed to get a couple of reviews done last week, for My Cousin Rachel: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2015/08/my-cousin-rachel-review.html
and for The Duchess War: http://lifetheuniverseandcats.blogspot.co.nz/2015/08/the-duchess-wars-review.html
So I'm Quite Pleased about that.
I finally made it to page 100 in The Sunne in Splendour, which feels like a proper achievement, given the size of the book. I'm really enjoying it - it's so .... immersive.
Also on the go, I have Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, a series of essays. I'm about half way through and it's a clever, well-observed collection.
(The cat is now digging her claws into the back of my hand. Ow. Ow. Ow.)
I just need to choose my next iBook for lunchtime at work, while I still have a lunchtime at work, which is for about another two weeks.
What else. I killed the Archdemon in Origins and started my second playthrough of the Awakenings DLC which I like a lot. I like the companions and there's lots of banter. I love banter.
(Look, cat, this is the battlefield you chose. Either stop digging your claws in and flicking your tail, or find somewhere else to repose. Honestly.)
The work week was marginally more annoying because my immediate supervisor was on holiday in Raratonga (the jammy bastard) so I was working with someone who only fills in occasionally. It was frustrating but we got there as always.
My brother and sister in law travelled to the bustling metrop for a friend's birthday on Saturday and so - apart from my oldest sister who was working - we had a family reunion of sorts. We all don't see much of each other; not for any particular reason, we're not estranged or anything. We're just fractured and lazy about keeping in touch.'
Spawn loved it because two of his cousins - one of whom is only a year or so older than him - were there, so he had a blast.
Here is a photo of my siblings and I, a couple of years ago, I think, when we all went "gosh, we should have a get together or something". I'm the short one in the blue shirt and grey hair in the middle. ;)
(Cat!! Seriously, I love you but this is NONSENSE!)
Anyway, it was good to catch up again, and we made vague Christmas mutterings, but who knows really?
For this week coming up, I'm hoping to finish Bad Feminist, and then I have the Watchmen graphic novel waiting for me. The movie is on netflix and I haven't seen it, but I want to read the graphic novel first.
I started watching (re-watching) The Winter Soldier on Friday night but it got a bit late to finish, so if I finish that this week, I'll write a review. Which will mostly consist of STEEEEEEEEEVE and SAMMMM and THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN AGE OF ULTRON WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL WHYYYYY so, you know, look out for that.
How's your week looking?
(Here is the cat:) As you can see, she's very used to using her looks to get what she wants. I tried to get a picture of her now, but I can't find my camera. :(
(Her name is Sophie. Or, when she's being particularly diva-ish, Sophia Loren)