Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

Sunday Salon, 6/28

It has not been a great week.

I have tried to be optimistic about the course of the pandemic, but I feel pretty dumb about that now. Mask-wearing has become a divisive political issue. There are people protesting a public health measure with a vehement true-believer-ship that cannot be reasoned with. And that makes me very sad. As a resident of Arizona, I’m mourning any notion I had about returning by the end of the summer to things outside of my apartment.

Anyway…

Reading

Last Week: I finished reading The Changeling by Victor LaValle. Readers, it’s darn good. Review coming up for that on Tuesday or Friday.

The Changeling
The Kestrel
The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Next Week: Finish The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander by the end of the month. If it’s available, The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark is up next for the Occult Detective Fiction book club.

Watching

Last Week: Not much. Some Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m in the middle of season two.

Next Week: Considering doing another movie-a-thon in July. Maybe an A–Z of 80’s genre movies.

Other Stuff

Moved on to playing Skyrrim. Honestly, I’d be happier if the game just let me go around beating up bandits instead of having to worry about dragon attacks. (Also, I wonder if they considered having a variant trailer with a female hero. That might be cool, you know?)