book that I read as a child or teen – At some point in my childhood I bought an “Endless Quest” book at a hobby store: Mountain of Mirrors by Rose Estes. I knew nothing about D&D or choose your own adventure books and never got the hang of it. As an adult with some gaming experience, I plowed through it with no problem.
graphic novel – I read the first six issues of Omni, a superhero comic with a primarily female and POC creative team. It’s a similar take as X-Men, but in place of all-knowing Charles Xavier, Cecelia Cobbina is smart beyond her powers and always cautious about the ethics of superhero-ism. It reminded me a little of the movie Fast Color (2019) (which is a great movie, currently on Hulu).
In the land of what I’ve recently finished, there are reviews of In the Garden of Beasts and Meddling Kids. This week I’m reading An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman and The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers.
I’ll be switching projects and returning to a true crime story I’ve been working on for a while now. Probably going to start doing a Round of Words in 80 Days again in July too, so my Sunday Salon posts might share space with those updates. Reading An Unexplained Death is part of this process.
Our COVID-19 numbers have jumped enough that Arizona is making national news. Despite this, Eric and I have included our friend Chris in our park exercises over the last couple weeks. I’ve been holding out hope that we might get back to a regular ultimate frisbee game by Sept/Oct, but now I don’t know.