Like it says: odds & ends; I’ll try to post this once a week to track things I read, quick updates, thoughts, links, etc.
I found I didn’t like doing these weekly as there was too much “churn” and not enough content.
Going to experiment with monthly ones for a while and see if I like that better. 🙂
I’m on the Lorde bandwagon.
- I read a double feature of David Mitchell: Black Swan Green and number9Dream were both engrossing reads. I could barely put them down once I started. It must be Mitchell’s writing style, too, because I wasn’t too enamored with either plot. I tried to start The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, but it was just not for me. Too bad, since it’s the first part of the Marinus Trilogy, but I’m looking forward to The Bone Clocks regardless and hoping it’s on par with Cloud Atlas, which I loved.
- I also (finally) finished The Red Bandana by Tom Rinaldi. It was powerful, sad, poignant. I’m glad that’s the modern legacy of Boston College. Between the stories of Welles Remy Crowther, Pete Frates, Mark Herzlich, and many others, I’m so proud to be a fellow BC alum.
“You never know what somebody’s day looks like,” he said. “It’s a nice day, everyone’s out for a walk, and somebody’s not having the same day you’re having. I was just glad to help.”
- Quest for the Stanley Cup – Episode 5
Here’s the finale! So good. I really wonder what they’re going to do for the Championship video since they probably used a lot of content already in this and the In the Room series. 1
Twin Peaks: Parts 7 & 8
Part 7 moved some of the plot lines forward 2, and Part 8 was art in the form of a direct infusion of David Lynch’s imagination. Hopefully more like it ahead.
American Gods Ep 8 – Season Finale
That was too brief of a season, but ok. I think it was a little overhyped before it all aired, especially with the numerous “This is the best show on tv!” reviews. It’s good, it’s fun, it has an attitude and style, but it;’s not the best. At least not yet.
Into the Badlands – Remainder of Season 1
This was an unexpected surprise. Original, fun, decent writing and acting. And the action scenes are awesome and fun, they’re like a blend of the Matrix and Highlander.
I forgot how much of a heartbreaker the book was. It was so painful towards the end.
Coming Up Next
Starting in July, I’ll be trying The Familiar book club. The books have been sitting on my shelves far too long because of their intimidating length, but this should have a nice, structured pace to it!