Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope this week has treated you and your loved ones well.
You know what one of the strangest feelings (for me) is? Sometimes, I’ll watch a certain movie so many times that I’ll only be able to see a certain actor as the role in said movie, and then I’ll see them in something else, and it’s either impossible to make the connection or it just weirds you out for a bit. Sorry, that was kind of long winded and weirdly-worded, but I’m not sure how to put it into words. But anyway, I watched Alien (1979) on Friday night, and let me tell you, seeing John Hurt after having only seen him in the Hellboy movies (when he was far older than he was in Alien) was weirdly bizarre. I’d just permanently imagined him as Professor Bruttenholm, so…
Also, the John Hurt Professor Bruttenholm will always be the superior Professor. The reboot was way too out of character.
[ahem] Now, back to our scheduled program…
Overall, I’ve had quite a nice week. I’ve gotten a lot of reading done after said library haul, and though there were a few disappointments, I enjoyed everything that I read. Camp NaNoWriMo has been going smoothly as well; I surpassed my goal of 5,000 words for my short story, and updated it to 7,500 so I could get to the end of July. It’s one of those instances where I wish I could just give my past self a little reassurance–the first few days, I panicked a bit that my short story was too short for the word count limit. And now, here we are…
Other than that, I’ve made lots of progress with my puzzle, watched Alien, listened to a bit too much Josh Cohen, and started watching Cursed. I enjoyed the book, and I’m about three episodes into the show. The trailer looked like it could go either way, and so far, I’d say it’s pretty good. Once I finish it, I’ll try and put together a review. We’ll see.
WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:
The Iron Flower (The Black Witch Chronicles, #2)–Laurie Forest (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.25)
Surviving the City (Surviving the City, #1)–Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars, #2)–Heather Fawcett (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)
When We Were Magic–Sarah Gailey (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
POSTS AND SUCH:
- Goodreads Monday (7/13/20)–Demon Road
- Book Review Tuesday (7/14/20)–The Iron Flower (The Black Witch Chronicles, #2)
- Pairing Squad 312 with Songs (Aurora Rising)
- Do I Have That Book? Book Tag
- Top 5 Saturday (7/18/20)–Books You Own
- “City of Blinding Lights”–U2
- “Say It Ain’t So”–Weezer
- “Life On Mars” (David Bowie cover)–Josh Cohen
- “Black Star” (Radiohead cover)–Josh Cohen
CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:
The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3)–Genevieve Cogman
Serpent and Dove–Shelby Mahurin
FORESHADOW: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (anthology)–Emily X.R. Pan et. al. (eARC)
Dustborn–Erin Bowman (eARC)
That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!