Sunday Salon, 2/9

Sunday Salon

Jumping back in after  a week or two of not much blogging.

Books

Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe The Book of the Damned (Illustrated)

What I’d like to read this week:

  • Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories, edited by Neil Christopher
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North & Erica Henderson – Before it goes back to the library on Tuesday! (Maybe I’ll write some thoughts on Squirrel Girl later in the week.)
  • The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort – My next Classics Club book.

Movies & Television

Started up our NetFlix streaming again. This week I watched Marriage Story (2019), The Invitation (2015), and a season of The Great British Bake-Off which I hadn’t seen, but the winner of the week for me is Train to Busan (2016).

Man, if I keep finding zombie movies I like, I’m going to have stop saying I don’t like zombie movies… This movie is pretty much exactly what my nightmares are like: run and hide, still in immanent danger from a peril I don’t exactly understand, and while the world is pretty much falling apart, the peril is very personal. It sounds punny, but this is such a ride. Scary and surprisingly touching.

Tonight, I will be watching the Oscars, though I haven’t seen too many nominated pictures. It might be going against current talk, but I think Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is going to take home top honors. (Haven’t seen it myself.) In a return to tradition, I’ll be eating brownies as my Oscar “party.”

Other Stuff

I’ll be reading though SOUThErN AlLiaNCe, the fourth book in Eric’s PHYSIC series which he’s been editing. I’m also going to be working on the cover for “Mephisto” the Marvellous Automaton, the next Entangled Tome I’ll be releasing.

Thinking about taking a sketching class.

Getting back into ultimate frisbee after a couple months of our playing being thwarted by weather and health reasons. Spring League starts in a couple weeks and it would be nice if I were back in the swing of things before then.


The Sunday Salon is a linkup hosted by Deb @ Readerbuzz

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon, 2/9

  1. OhMYGOSH!!!!! Thank you for telling us about Train to Busan!!!! I just watched the trailer and that movie was MADE for me!!!! I put it on my watch list and hope I can watch it tonight!!!! Eeee I’m so excited!!!!

    I’ve seen half of the Best Picture nominees and they were all great. Parasite definitely deserved top honors. Wow!!! What a plot!!!!!

  2. Glad to see you have made it back to the Salon this week. I’m always eager to hear about good movies. I saw several of the Oscar-nominated movies, and it was a bit more fun this year to see which films won (though, sadly, none of my favorites did).

    I may take a sketching class this spring, too. Still thinking about it….

    Have a great week.

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