+ International Giveaway!
I was about to moan about the weather but the snow’s only really hit where I am today, and that’s no longer February! I’ve been without my laptop for half the month (or it feels that way) as it decided to just not turn on. It’s been sent out for repairs so I’ll wait and see what the outcome is. It is very annoying but at least I have access to other computers.
I am so behind on writing reviews but I still do have a few gooduns available to win this month (including a pre-order of Circe if you so desire. Keep on reading for the giveaway and remember it’s open internationally.
I am doing terribly at my own challenge but I feel I will naturally tick things off SFvsFBingo as I slow down on my other challenge reading. I do have a fantastic guest post on portals coming up and if you’d like to write about any of the other squares, let me know!
Kings, Queens and Long Lost Relatives: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
It’s the End of the World As We Know It: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
A6. An allegory: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
A10. A book recommended by someone else taking the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
A western: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
A comic written or illustrated by a person of color: Monstress: The Blood by Marjorie Liu + Sana Takeda
A celebrity memoir: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image: Lost at Sea by Brian Lee O’Malley
Beat the Backlist: 11/30
What I Have Watched
You might start to notice that I don’t really go to the cinema, but on the plus side that means most of the things I watch are available on UK streaming services if your interest is piqued.
Captain Fantastic is the kind of film I like to watch the most, I’d recommend if you like Little Miss Sunshine. Viggo Mortensen is raising his kids away from the evils of capitalism, living off the land in the middle of nowhere. Their mother has been in hospital for some time at the start of the film and when they receive bad news, they set off on a road trip to New Mexico (I think starting in Washington State). Believers in conventional parenting may hate this but I loved the dad’s honesty with his children and the eventual message is to find a balance in life.
For once I saw something the week of release, but that’s because it’s a Netflix film. Cloverfield Paradox is full of science fiction cliches but watchable enough. I struggled taking Chris O’Dowd seriously as he will always be Roy from The IT Crowd to me. We made made jokes (maybe this actually helped our enjoyment). I think 10 Cloverfield Lane is the best of these films.
Sully is a high budget version of Air Crash Investigation, with Tom Hanks. I like Air Crash Investigation though so it was interesting enough for me.
Still watching Mad Men and we’re well into season five. Roger taking LSD has to be a highlight.
Now enter the giveaway…
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