October Wrap-up

Reading was a very mixed bag this month. End-of-the-year tiredness, maybe? At this point I am trying very hard not to commit to any buddy reads, to leave myself open for more mood reading next year. I only read about 50 pages of Ship of Destiny so far. Although I like it, I‘ve read so many pages of the Liveship Traders, that I need a little break. I will definitely read and finish the book, but it will take a little more time than planned.

This weekend was a holiday weekend for me, as All Hallows’ Day is an official holiday in the South of Germany. I took Monday off and a friend and I went to Hamburg for four days, for a little sight seeing and to visit the Elbphilharmonie for a concert. Oh my goodness, the acoustics in that concert hall are amazing! It was so much fun! And I am not even into classic music all that much. I would be, if I could listen to it at this level of excellence and sound! Here is a link: https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/

Books read:
Polaris Rising, ebook, DNF at 27%, after chapter 7. Not in the mood for this silliness right now.
– From Below ★★★¾☆, Spooktober read with Dennis, horror at the bottom of the ocean.
– Braking Day ★★★★¼ audiobook, coming-of-age space opera, mystery.
Memnoch the Devil, paper, dropped out of this BR, lost interest.
Redshirts ★★☆☆☆ ebook, too dialogue-heavy, too little of everything else.
– Impact Winter ★★★½☆ Audible Original with a full cast, dystopian vampire story.
– The 392 ★★★¼☆ audiobook, full cast, Londoners riding a bus and their stories.
– How to Date Your Dragon, audio, DNF at 40%, romance in shapeshifter town. Nothing interesting happened until this point, couldn‘t be bothered to continue.
Chosen (Alex Verus #4) ★★★★★ ebook, Alex finally confronts his past.
– Alien: Sea of Sorrows ★★★☆☆, audio, full cast, more Alien franchise. Forgettable, just ok.
– short story anthology The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six ★★★★☆ ebook, good anthology, recommended.
– Into the Riverlands (Singing Hills #3) ★★★★★ ebook, Netgalley, cleric Chih travels the riverlands and collects stories.

– Midnight Sun (Moon Knight 2006, Vol. 2) by Charlie Huston ★½☆☆☆ eComic, very disappointing after a strong 1st volume.
– Sin City 1: Stadt ohne Gnade DNF after 70 pages, eComic, unlikable all around.

Currently reading:
Ship of Destiny, paper, started
– The Stand-In, audio, romance, started

Pages and minutes in October 2022
1,751 pages, 39.05 hours

Specfic Movies & TV watched:
– The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, S1, Eps 5-8, finished ★★★¾☆