Hey all, Dani here.
Okay, so this post is a little bit later than usual. We just got home from Damian’s grandpa’s funeral. It was a long day of driving and waiting and all the emotion and everything that goes along with saying goodbye to a family member. He had a pretty good life, he went peacefully, and he had 73 years of a life of adventure and jokes. So, he will be missed, but there will always be good memories of him.
Anyway, welcome back to my weekly post where I talk about everything that we’ve played, watched, read, and done in the past week. We might as well just go ahead and get started with the post.
Okay, so I’ve played a little bit of Animal Crossing again in the past week. They added swimming and diving to what you can do. What makes that really amusing for me is that I chose a Southern Hemisphere island so while it is summer where I live in real life, in the game it is winter. So my little character is running around in the snow wearing a wet suit so she can jump in the ocean and look for sea creatures.
It’s time to talk about watches. I FINALLY SAW HAMILTON!!! Sorry for the all caps, but I have been wanting to see this show for four years now, and I could never afford the tickets, and I never had any luck with the lottery. Watching the filmed show on Disney+ was nice, but I definitely still want to see it live in a theater someday. Nothing can top the feeling and atmosphere of actually being in the room where it happens.
Let’s see. We finished watching season 4 of “Legends of Tomorrow” and decided to start a series re-watch of “Warehouse 13.” Oh, and I watched a little more of the first season of “Fruits Basket.”
Now let’s talk about reads that I’ve finished in the past week. I actually haven’t done a whole lot of reading over the past week. Okay fine, yes I’ve read something like 1500-ish pages, but I don’t know…reading 4 big volumes of manga just sometimes doesn’t feel like that big of an accomplishment. But maybe that’s just me being a bit too judgmental on myself. Anyway, I have completed Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol 5 by Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol 6 by Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol 7 by Natsuki Takaya, and Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol 8 by Natsuki Takaya. I am now 2/3 of the way through the series. I have to give a big shout-out to my local library for having all the volumes I don’t own available to be borrowed. It has made this binge-read possible.
As for current reads…oh boy, I’m in the middle of a lot of books. Let’s see if I can remember them all. I am reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey, The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford, Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter, and A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown. I am enjoying all of them, but I think I’m having a case of ADD reading, because I’ll read a chapter or two out of one book and then just jump over to one of the others for no real reason. Like seriously, all of these books are great. Actually, the only one I haven’t bounced around on is Not Like the Movies, but I literally just picked it up at the bookstore yesterday and read it this morning while waiting for calling hours to start and then finish, so I’ve already made it halfway through the book. I might finish it tonight…or possibly tomorrow because I am pretty tired, and I still have to put in my couple hours of work for Colorworld tonight.
So when it comes to what I want to read next, well, obviously I definitely have plenty of books to finish reading at the moment, but I also already have an idea for what I’m going to read next.
A few of the books I’m reading are in preparation for an upcoming Colorworld LIVE panel, featuring authors Rachel E Kelly, Lance Conrad, and Russell Nohelty, which will take place on July 17th. Obviously I’m quite familiar with Rachel’s books, but I need to read at least a couple of Lance’s books, and I’m looking up Russell’s so I can try to squeeze one or two of those into my reading schedule. But I also have some books that I need to read for blog tour reviews and such, so I’m going to be pretty darn busy with reading this upcoming weekend. I should probably pick up some snacks and drinks and just have a 24 Hour Readathon day this weekend. Hmm…I might do that. Anybody want to join…say this upcoming Saturday, July 11th?
See? It’s a pretty decent stack. I have a lot to read. I still have another two weeks on the Fruits Basket volumes I borrowed from the library, but I would rather complete my binge-read and get those back to the library so they can sit in quarantine for a few days and then get back on the shelf so somebody else can read them.
All right. I think that’s enough random chatter from me. I have to go get to work now. But I would like to know…what are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.