Oh, look, the first month of the new year that feels pretty much like the previous year is almost over.
Time is weird.
Not a flat circle or whatever, just weird. January used to feel like the longest month ever. But now, this January… It flew by, and yet, it still feels as if the time is dragging on and on and on.
Is it the time for
…or, with the Omicron variant spreading like wildfire, for
No news about more of my books coming out or anything like that this time, I’m afraid.
There’s a cold that refuses to go away. One of the annoying ones, not terrible, sometimes a bit worse, sometimes a bit better, but not going away. Boring. And annoying. And perfectly common for this time of the year.
Other than that, it’s the usual. Reading, watching stuff, working… Of course, with the holidays, I’ve spent the first third of the month resting, which meant watching more stuff.
Currently reading: The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher. A nice little horror book, and the writer is so good that she made even the scenes of cleaning out a hoarder’s house interesting.
Recently read: a lot, mostly stories and novellas. The Mysterious Study of Doctor Sex, As Yet Unsent, and Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir (all good, which can only be expected after Gideon the Ninth), Little Free Library by Naomi Kritzer (cute and sweet and everything nice), Metal Like Blood in the Dark and Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher (both really good, and yeah, I like her writing), The Mermaid Astronaut by Yoon Ha Lee (The Little Mermaid in space, and not the Disney version; full of genuinely nice people, and a really nice story), The Little Witch by M. Rickert (a perfect Halloween read, though, of course, you can read it whenever you like and it’s still going to be a nice creepy story), Teške priče by Marija Lazarević (mostly about the stuff that she does as a doctor), Cat Hates World by Kathrin Klingner (a fun/sarcastic comic about some parts of the author’s life), The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder by Elizabeth Bear (about art and creativity and the possibility of eternal life but does eternal life really matter), Pulp by Ed Brubaker (a comic that starts simply and develops into a far more complex story, and a darn good one, too), Prosper’s Demon and Inside Man by K. J. Parker (an exorcist and a demon, some parts are fun, others, not so much), The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho (a fun wuxia fantasy), Firewalkers by Adrian Tchaikovsky (now that one has a wicked ending), A Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns (useful stuff if you’re offering creative services) and For He Can Creep by Siobhan Carrol (cats versus Satan! And one cat and a poet really existed!).
Currently watching: nothing. Planning to watch a bunch of things, but…
Recently watched: Doom Patrol season 3 (still fun), You seasons 2 and 3 (still fun, too, plus I like that there’s a different catch in every season), Servant season 2 (still interesting, though it was better while it was more difficult to decide is it or isn’t it), and What If…? (another fun one, plus gives more insight into some of the MCU characters, for those who care about that).
Currently working on: work, when there’s any. And thinking about writing some stories, but not writing them yet.
That would be it, see you next time!