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  • Birthday 11/12/1987

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  1. What's the weather like?

    Think it's pretty much all over - didn't last long, maybe an hour. It did make the windows rattle, have never heard them rattle before!!
  2. What's the weather like?

    We've been upgraded to a red wind warning in my county for tonight! The humidity is mean to my hair too
  3. What's the weather like?

    Lots of rain here too today. Apparently a storm is going to be hitting us later? Orange warnings for most of the western counties in the country, yellow warnings for the rest of them. Strong winds and rain. Very autumnal weather for us - it's been a bizzare summer though. Yesterday was roasting and beautiful again, and today it's like it was two days ago - endless rain! Really don't know from one day to the next what we'll get.
  4. Recently finished The Flight by Julie Clark, which was pretty good but suffered from paying better attention to the development of one of the two main characters over the other. Now reading The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish - I've read one or two by her before and enjoyed them, and am really enjoying this one so far. She's really good at making characters feel like actual people. And interesting ones, at that!
  5. The Gaming Box

    I've been playing a lot of games lately as its a relatively mindless way to pass an evening when I haven't the energy for much else. I played Final Fantasy VII Remake (part 1 anyway), and it was really good. Modernized in terms of gameplay, completely overhauled in terms of graphics, but still true to the heart of the original game. Remake isn't really a good title, it's more of a reimagining. I've also been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (for the second time), Ark Survival Evolved (occasionally, kind of a dip in and out game), and the PS4 remake of a childhood favourite - Medievil. Its had a graphics overhaul too, and looks decent. The controls are as annoying as they ever were and it's still a fairly challenging game, as it was when it was released. Personally, I like that it retains the difficulty and fiddliness of the original game, as to take that away would make it a cake walk.
  6. I really enjoyed this book. I've read a few by her and find her a bit hit or miss, but this was a good'un.
  7. How many books have you read this year?

    I've only read 37 this year - I don't do a huge amount of reading anymore. When I have the time and energy I do, and I go through bursts of it, but I just have so much on lately that the last couple years haven't been big reading ones for me.
  8. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    Partner is watching Species, so half watching that. Gotta love 80s/90s Sci-Fi cheese!
  9. Picard

    I haven't watched it yet, because I've never really liked anything Star Trek related since Voyager, but I really wanted this to be great. Can't say the comments here are making me rush to watch it. But I do have Amazon Prime so I will at some stage.
  10. What's the weather like?

    Its finally starting to cool a little here I think, but I still have the windows wide up at 9:37pm to try keep the house fresh! Its been raining all day, which I think cooled the air a bit. Before that, I literally couldn't leave the house for like a week. It's so humid and swampy, the two times I've gone out I wound up feeling very unwell. Not cut out for humid summers at all! Can't wait for Autumn and then Winter.
  11. What's the weather like?

    My poor plants are drowned now, can't win!
  12. Your Book Activity - September 2017

    An Amazon pre-order arrived today: Ciara's Diary 1999-2002: Sense and Shiftability. Ciara's Diary is a segment on a radio show I love (Chris and Ciara) and is made up of said Ciara reading entries from her teenage self, just before, and while attending, college. It's hilarious. Very relatable to Irish people from the same generation. Now she's published the whole set in this book, which I cannot wait to read!
  13. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    I'm afraid my two favourite bromances are not from books - Miguel and Tulio in The Road To El Dorado and Merlin and Arthur in BBC's Merlin!
  14. Frankie reads 2017

    Hey, nothing wrong with everything being perfect, Frankie! Everyone deserves to luck out with things from time to time. Shame about the smoke smell, though, hope you get rid of it!
  15. Your Book Activity - September 2017

    Finished Eleanor Oliphant. My opinion remains the same - quirky oddballs as a source of amusement to readers doesn't sit well with me. But yay, Raymond. Lovely, lovely Raymond. Also read The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes, which I had never read before despite my absolute love of the film based on it. My OH whipped out the book during a chat about the movie, which he also loves! It's.... very different, and very odd, but I liked it. Also nearly finished Silent Scream by Angela Marsons. I dislike the main character, but I'm developing sympathy which is making her tolerable. Also, the 'whodunnit' element is very obvious. Otherwise, a very enjoyable book.