Just finished Nnedi Okorafor's gorgeous The Book of Phoenix
. It's a prequel to the equally glorious Who Fears Death?
and I adored them both. Serene-Bob says two big thumbs up. Or two each, so four, I guess. Just started A Cold Day for Murder
, by Dana Stabenow, which looks to be a garden-variety murder mystery. Next up is either N. K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season
or Okorafor's Lagoon
. I've still got 6 weeks or so on my Tempest Challenge, so any book recs by women and/or POC and/or LGBTQ folks are welcome.Listening
. Over. And over. And over. I am obsessed (thanks, metaphortunate
!), and every morning I wake up with a different random earworm from the show that tends to stay with me all day. In the car, I listen to either NPR or whatever CDs are in there. Just finished Swamp Ophelia (Indigo Girls) and the next one that came up was an Olivia Newton-John best-of that I found in my mom's trunk. It's such a blast from the past. Have you never been mellow?Playing
Mostly Two Dots. Still. Played a little Alphabear, but I don't like the way they handle pvp challenges. Oh, and my brother's kids taught me a game called Mao, which I hate with a fiery passion as it's the most punitive game I've ever played -- worse than dodgeball, and a game called Sequence, which I liked fine and would probably play again. Watching
Re-watched The Man With Two Brains last night. Sexist and occasionally mildly amusing, but James likes it. Am on season 4 of the US version of "The Killing," and the last episode of season 3 almost made me stop watching. Mild spoiler: I HATE when the hero turns into a bad guy. HATE it. Even if the hero is a complicated person, I still don't want zir to be genuinely bad. I'm sticking with it for now, but I'm disappointed and sad about it.
The kid and I are watching an episode of Jessica Jones every week or two. That's about all I can take.
James and I recently re-watched Monty Python and caught the last season of Phineas and Ferb. Despite their sexism, racism, and classism, I mostly enjoy them both.