Then And Now #10 (9/27-10/3)
What a week! First of all, it's October, how did that even happen! What's next, November?! Time is flying but thankfully most of that time is being spent on fun things. I had a great meet-up with friends and I continue to really enjoy my lectures at university! There does also seem to be the option of another assistantship with a lecturer of mine on a Medievalism book, which would be great fun. I also know there is a great new show on Netflix which I can't wait to binge this Halloween-month, Midnight Mass, by the creator of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Can't wait to dig into that as the weather turns stormy and the nights turn dark. I also sent of two paper proposals to conferences, so fingers crossed! I'm definitely attending one of them, but the other one would be a great extra experience!
On the less yay side, as I mentioned last week, our washing machine gave up its ghost. We got a new one through family friends of mine yesterday but now that one also isn't working properly. Basically, I spent most of Saturday, literally from like 10am to 5pm, on removing the old washing machine, calling the landlord for help, installing the new washing machine, running the new washing machine, realizing the new washing machine was not draining, mopping, wringing out wet clothes, mopping some more, etc. I was utterly done by 5pm, as I'm sure you can imagine. Do I ever want to see another washing machine? No. Is this the worst thing to ever happen to anyone? No. Do I really need to wash my clothes? Yes. Laundrette it is! If the weather complies, that's where I'll be spending today.
What I posted:
- Friday Friyay: Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls
- Review: My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, narr. by Emily Woo Zeller
- SpoOoOOky October Reading List
- Review: Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions) by Rachel Ingalls
A week or so ago I saw that Audible was releasing another 'Sandman' audio drama and I was so excited! While I'd never read the comics, I completely fell in love with the first "volume", which had an amazing cast! Neil Gaiman is of course a great narrator for his own work, but James McAvoy as Dream, Kat Dennings as Death and Michael Sheen as Satan just elevated it. So the new installment, The Sandman: Act II went straight onto my phone and into my ears. I started listening this week and I'm trying to take it slow so I can continue to enjoy it for as long as possible. Just look at this cast list!
And now, this is not an ad, this is just excitement!
Manifesto by Bernardine Evaristo (Grove Atlantic; 1/18/2022)
I was absolutely blown away by Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, so I can't wait to learn more about her, her ideas, what inspires her, etc. This should be a great read!
Crickets by Lee Chappel (BooksGoSocial; 9/13/2021)
I was really drawn in by the cover, but then the blurb completely drew me in with its mystery and suspense.
The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino, narr. Christine Lakin (Hachette Audio; 9/28/2021)
I kept seeing this on other people's blogs and being super jealous and THEN I realized I had just been given access to the audiobook on NetGalley. Such joy! The moment I finish The Sandman: Act II this is what I'm listening to.
Voices of the Winds: Native American Legends by Margot Edmonds, Ella Clark (BooksGoSocial; 9/14/2021)
The Bridge of the Gods, Raven’s Great Adventure, Song of the Horses, Origin of Fire, The Corn Ceremony, The Great Serpent and the Great Flood, The Origin of Earth, The Legend of the Bear Family, The Origin of the Iroquois Nations,
As some of you might know, I absolutely adore myths, legends, and folklore of any type. So when I saw Voices of the Winds I knew I wanted to get into it. I don't know Native American legends as well as the European/Germanic ones, so I'm very intrigued already.
So that's me! What's new, or old, for you?