May Wrap-up

The Lego adventures continued. I am still assembling my tree house — I am doing my best to make it last. The next box is already sitting in my living room though…

My long wellness weekend in Austria was really nice. Work is aggravating. And my parents had Covid and didn‘t need to be hospitalized, which I count as a major win, although they were definitely not well.

Reading was slow, I just cracked 2000 pages in May. February was the only month where I read less so far this year, but I spent 2 and a half weeks then looking after my mum after her operation. This month it definitely was Anne Rice who slowed me down… I wonder how long it took her to write that thing? Although it also took me absolutely forever to make it though the audio of Eyes of the Void. I practically sprinted through the audio of Mythos in comparison, considering… 

Under Fortunate Stars ★★★★½ ebook, Netgalley, space opera, two timelines colliding, an intergalactic war and the heroes of the past not being what you thought they were.
– Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold ★★★★☆ audible, non-fiction, Stephen Fry tells us about the Greek gods and more.
Eyes of the Void ★★★¾☆ Shards of Earth #2 (Final Architecture), audio, space opera, too dense for audio—I struggled. Too much talking and exposition.
The Queen of the Damned: The Third Book in The Vampire Chronicles ★★★½☆ paper, vampiresl, overly long and meandering, more of a short story collection than a novel.

Ongoing short story anthology The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six:
– YOUR BOYFRIEND EXPERIENCE by James Patrick Kelly, Dak goes on a not-date with an AI. ★★★★★ 

Comics:
Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #0 ★☆☆☆☆ eComic, STNG mirrorverse, mediocre artwork, very short
– Witchblade #80 ★★★★☆ eComic, supernatural, female NYPD cop attracts weird bollocks. Bought the first volume in paper, will continue!
– Yoko Tsuno: TWO-IN-ONE: Unterirdische Begegnung / Die Orgel des Teufels★★★¼☆ paper, comic, StoryGraph #2, blast from the past, Belgian comic from the 70st. Not my thing, but solid.
– Saga #59 ★★★★☆ eComic, SF, moving towards that finale.
– I Hate Fairyland #1 ★★★☆☆ eComic, fairyland in a Ren & Stimpy style… 

Specfic Movies & TV watched:
– Picard, S2, Ep 10 ★★★★☆ Done! Hm. Not sure if I liked the ending. Maybe I need to rewatch the whole thing in one sitting.
– Outer Range, S1, Eps 1-8 ★★★★☆ Odd season finale, I kept waiting for the next episode. Might have to rewatch that.
– Prehistoric Planet, S1, Eps 1-5 ★★★★★ apple tv+, presented by David Attenborough. More, please!
– Obi-Wan Kenobi, S1, Eps 1+2 ★★★★☆ Good start.
– Wonder Woman 1984 ★★★☆☆ Ok, but forgettable.
– Hawkeye, S1, Eps 1-6 ★★★★★ Great fun.

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