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  1. 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. We've been upgraded to a red wind warning in my county for tonight! The humidity is mean to my hair too
  3. 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. 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. 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. Partner is watching Species, so half watching that. Gotta love 80s/90s Sci-Fi cheese!
  9. 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. 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. I finished Bone White, sadly in the end it dropped from 4 stars down to 3 stars due to just being underwhelming. It was good until the spooky stuff became overtly spooky, particularly as it was short lived and quite thin. Not sure what to read next.
  12. Hi everyone! Thanks for the welcomes, tis good to be back. Mojo is picking up a bit - I finished Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons and it was a really solid installment in the Kim Stone series. I'm now about halfway through Bone White by Ronald Malfi, a sort of slow burning atmospheric spooky tale set in Alaska. Really enjoying it.
  13. Going back a little bit, but, I really need to read The Wasp Factory. It sounds like it's right up my street, but its one of those that has just sat on the wishlist for years.
  14. Hiya! It's good to be back, I really need to get more involved both here and Goodreads - don't remember the last time I wrote a review. Might try to start writing them again here and copying them over. I now have 2 'loved it' books - the latest book in the Kim Stone series was excellent. Thanks! So far I'm really enjoying the second Life's Library book, 'A Field Guide To Getting Lost' by Rebecca Solnit, it's way outside my usual comfort zone but it's really good. Thanks Gaia!
  15. I may or may not use this post for my Life's Library challenge. It's basically a book-every-six-weeks book club I've signed up to, lasting a year, and as I've signed up for the physical subscription I get a copy of the book, bookplates, a unique item, and the digital perks which include John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas podcast dicussing the book, discussion questions, printables etc, and we also get access to a Discord server to discuss with other people. The idea of the book club is to step outside your comfort zone and read books you might not otherwise read, and as it's only like 8 books over the course of a year, I thought I'd give it a go.
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