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    Cork, Ireland

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  1. How many books have you read this year?

    I'm on 54 out of 75, don't think I'll be hitting my target! Mad to think I used to read over a hundred books a year, but that was before cross stitch took up a chunk of my spare time.
  2. What's the weather like?

    It's 24/25C here, but as there's never a breeze with it and it's always humid, it's quite oppressive heat. When there's a breeze it makes a world of a difference, but I can only recall one or two days that had anything other than dead air. So sick of it. Working from home to avoid going out in it. I hate heat anyway, but even OH's parents, who live in Portgual, found the heat a bit much here without a breeze.
  3. What's Up in July? - 2018

    I literally took a week off work because I was sick of going out in the heat. It's been 22-28 degrees every day for 4 weeks now. Ireland is officially suffering from 'a drought'. There's water restrictions in place and dead grass everywhere, because we're just not equipped to for this kind of extended heat. It's meant to go on for another 10 days. Cracking up.
  4. What's the weather like?

    There's more moisture in the air than air. I.e. 10000% humidity.
  5. Bobblybear's Book List - 2017

    Maggot Moon sounds interesting. I read (or started, not sure I finished it) another book by her. It has very mixed reviews, but I'm curious enough to try it!
  6. What's Up in May? - 2018

    You're so lucky, I'm jealous. I have sweat dripping down my face right now because it's so damn humid and there's no air conditioning in my office.
  7. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    Aww that's a shame, I thought it was one of her strongest novels, and really enjoyed it. Probably me, I like Anna McPartlin I recently finished One Click by Andrea Mara, which I was really looking forward to after loving her first book, but I was very underwhelmed by it. Still slowly working through Strange The Dreamer and also tearing through With Our Blessing by Jo Spain, the first of an Irish detective series which I'm loving.
  8. What's Up in May? - 2018

    I finally finished my Masters for the year (and perhaps forever, depending on how I feel in December!) It really was grueling, nowhere near as engaging or worthwhile as the cert before it. I was just aiming for passing grades by the end. Glad it's done, more time for me! Went to see Derren Brown last night, think it's the first time he's been in Cork. Was fun to see him live, although I've seen all the tricks in the show (as it's a Best Of), before, so that took away from it a little. Still, he got me a couple of times, and it was fun to see stuff like the blindfolded mind reading in real life. It's way too hot here for me now, over 20 (22-26 usually) degrees every day. I know that's not hot by most peoples' standards, but it's near 100% humidity all the time, doesn't go down below 15 degrees at night, so I basically just just have to turn my head and sweat pours out of every pore. On Monday I went to Smyth's with OH to pick up a new game, 45 mins total maybe in the sun, and I had a pounding headache for the rest of the day. Every time I took a damp cloth off my head there was an incredible pressure all along the surface of my head which felt like my brain trying to escape. Rotten. Hate heat and summer. Roll on Winter!
  9. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Directors, producers, writers some pair from one of those teams. Most recently seen films: Deadpool 2, The Expendables, and The Secret Life of Pets. Fantastic, brain-meltingly not my kind of thing, and bizzarely dark and unsuitable for kids, in that order.
  10. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    I've been on a bit of a fantasy kick lately, which I'm loving. I really need to be in the mood for fantasy/sci-fi/magical realism/things that sort of dip into those areas, but when I am in the mood they're some of my favourite books. I finished The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and really enjoyed it, and now am reading Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
  11. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    I was thinking of Widow when i said that, even though I'm fairly indifferent to her and Cap. But I'd still take them over any GotG characters. I like Stark and Banner and Paul Bettany's face. Also love Black Panther, but he's not core.
  12. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    They handled it as well as they could, but there were too many characters, with at least 1 core character doing basically nothing but showing up and kicking a bit of ass a couple of times. And I'd much rather have seen that character than other, imo poorer, characters who got bigger or more plot-centric roles.
  13. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    I'm reading The Bear and The Nightingale by... someone, I forget who. Really enjoying it, though it's quite meandering.I was a quarter of the way through before I felt like the characters were settling into position for the plot to begin, and I feel like it's just starting now around the third way mark.