Oh, look, it’s the end of the year (as we know it?), so I got this song stuck in my head:
It still feels as if everything is just dragging on and on and on… And like the pandemic is never going to end… Boring. And a mood-killer.
Not everything is bad, though. This year, my first book got out as an audio-book, too, and here’s the demo:
On top of that, my third book (another short story collection, ghost stories this time) got out. It’s in Serbian, like the previous two, the title is Senoviti anđeo, and if you speak Serbian or similar languages, you can read it here. For free.
Other than that, it’s the usual: reading, watching, working, sometimes even writing…
Currently reading: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. I’m still at the beginning, but so far, it’s pretty cool. And fun. Teens, grumpy necromancers, a grumpy swordswoman, all of it on some other planets…
Recently read: Death’s End by Liu Cixin (hard sf with some philosophy, slow at times, awesome at times), The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay (an alcoholic grandma as the main character, a pandemic of something that starts as flu but then makes people sorta kinda understand animals and many of them go crazy, a bunch of bad decisions… Clever, sometimes too optimistic, but don’t expect a happy ending), and Sanjaju li androidi radnička prava? by Milan Aranđelović (a sci-fi satire where the puns and the worldbuilding and the social commentary are far more important than the plot or the characters).
Currently watching: nothing at the moment, though I do plan to watch a bunch of series during the holidays.
Recently watched: What We Do in the Shadows season 3 (still fun, and I’m looking forward to more), Alice in Borderland (lots of violence, people dying in gruesome ways while being forced to play games (and if they refuse to play games, their “visa” runs out and lasers from the sky kill them), fun to watch if you’ve enjoyed, say, Squid Game), and You, season 1 (a bookstore manager who also happens to be an obsessive stalker and a serial killer; definitely fun to watch).
Currently working on: work, when there’s any (and for a while, there was quite a bit, when everyone needed stuff done before the Christmas sales started), and writing a story or few.
And that would be it this time, see you next year!