June 2022 Wrap-up

OMG, half of the year is over already!

I didn‘t a read huge amount, as I am on holiday and we are out all day with our e-bikes, exploring the island… My reading also had pretty mixed results. Maybe I was a little harsh in my ratings of Dead Silence and Middlegame, but neither really worked well for me.

The most fun were the short stories from the Best SF of the Year anthology and the two issues of Walking Dead. And I made a small dent in my TBR pile.

I feel a little sorry that I didn‘t love Gamache, as so many of my reading buddies really like those books!

– The Egg ★★★☆☆ Story snippet, online, meaning of life…
– Dead Silence ★★★☆☆ audio, Titanic meets The Shining
– Middlegame ★★¾☆☆ ebook, good idea, not going anywhere fast; much too long and meandering
– The Solitaire Mystery DNF, paper, StoryGraph #2 February, not my kind of book anymore.
– Antarctica: Life on the Frozen Continent ★★★★¼, Netgalley, table-top book, nature and wildlife photography.
– Hinter den drei Kiefern: Ein Fall für Gamache (Glasshouses) ★★½☆☆ Gamache #13, TBR pile, murder mystery, pretty slow, not a lot of suspense.

BR short story anthology The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six: (ongoing)
– BEYOND THE TATTERED VEIL OF STARS by Mercurio D. Rivera — is the simulation of a sentient being the same thing as a sentient being? ★★★★★ – for free here: https://www.asimovs.com/assets/1/6/Be…
– THE 1ST INTERSPECIES SOLIDARITY FAIR AND PARADE by Bogi Takács — a ravaged Earth, aliens and communication. ★★★★★
– OANNES, FROM THE FLOOD by Adrian Tchaikovsky — archaeology with the help of avatars and a touch of Tomb Raider. ★★★★★

– March to War ★★★★★ StoryGraph #2, eComic, Walking Dead #19
– All Out War Part 1 ★★★★☆ eComic, Walking Dead #20, TBR pile.

Currently reading:
– The Iron Duke, paper, StoryGraph #1 August, 60 pages in this PNR is unexpectedly good. 
– Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Audio Collection, audio, narrated by Stephen Fry.
– Copra: Round One, eComic, StoryGraph #1 July

– A Closed and Common Orbit, ebook, owned

Specfic Movies & TV watched:
– Obi-Wan Kenobi, S1, Eps 3-5 of 6 ★★★★☆ Will watch the last episode in July.
– The Boys, rest of S1 ★★★☆☆ I initially DNFd this halfway through the first season. Might watch S2 eventually. 
– Night Sky, S1, Eps 1+2 of 8 ★★★½☆ Ongoing.
– Moon Knight, S1, ★★★½☆ Not bad, but a lot silly.
– LOVE DEATH + R⬤BOTS ❤️❌🤖, S3, ★★★★★ very good!