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July News 2021

Time seems to be dragging on and on and on and going nowhere.

Or maybe it’s the heat wave making everything seem more difficult and endless.

Plus the pandemic keeps dragging on, and so many folks don’t want to get vaccinated, which leads to, as Cat Rambo noticed, this is why we can’t have nice things.

Well, it’s not like I can force, or even convince, anyone to get vaccinated or wear the darn mask or avoid crowds… So I keep staying away, reading, watching stuff, and waiting for it to be over.

So…

Currently reading: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, the first in the Wayward Children series. It’s interesting so far, about kids who went to different worlds, got kicked out, and are now at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, learning how to cope, and still hoping to find their way back to their real home.

Recently read: Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, the third in the Nevermoor series. I loved it even more than I’ve loved the previous books, and can’t wait for the next one. Great book for kids (and adults who sometimes enjoy books for kids), really.

Also recently read: a bunch of novellas nominated for Hugo and books related to them. Finna and Defekt by Nino Cipri, Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo, Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey, and Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark. Plus some other books, stories and novellas. I liked some better than the others (of course), and found some new writers whose books I’m definitely going to keep reading in the future. Which is great.

Go and read pretty much anything by P. Djèlí Clark, Nghi Vo or Nino Cipri. I hope you’ll love it as much as I did.

Currently watching: Masters of the Universe: Revelation. It started interesting, and now I’m not sure what to think, but it’s really fun, so I’ll definitely keep watching.

I’ve also watched a bunch of other series, the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale (becomes more interesting at the end), the second season of His Dark Materials (not as fun as the first one, but there’s some good stuff in it), The Outsider (slow, but I’ve enjoyed it), Loki (of course I’ve enjoyed it), WandaVision (becomes better later, then ends with the typical boss fight), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (action parts could have been better), Wellington Paranormal (the same world as What We Do in the Shadows, just with clumsy cops)…

Currently working on: work, when there’s any.

Anything else?

Got my hair cut (at home, of course, I’m not going to the hairdresser yet), and enjoying it.

And that would be pretty much it for now, see you next time!

P.S. The photo is some street art I saw this month.

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A writer, a reader, a dreamer. Dreaming myself into existence.

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