Friday Fun, Finally!!
Posted February 17, 2012on:
I haven’t done a Friday Fun post in what feels like ages, so I know, let’s do one!
I’ve got a “to be read” pile that’s nearly reaching the ceiling, I finished Lavie Tidhar’s Osama last night and haven’t even started a review yet, am torn between three books I want to start and I’ve got two other books on hold at the library. Yup, definitely time for a Friday Fun / random stuff / link soup post.
speaking of reading piles, what are you reading right now, and what have you got on deck?
Are you looking forward to the Prometheus Alien movie? Think it will rock? Worried you’ll be walking out of the theatre saying “Way to wreck the franchise, Bakula”? see the trailer here.
Wanna win some sweet military history stuff from Osprey Publishing? Military history caption contests are the best!!
Seems like everyone who is anyone is reading Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon. I’m getting my copy tomorrow. I’m usually turned off by anything that gets hyped or over-hyped, but not this time. Maybe it’s because I’ve met Ahmed and he’s one of the nicest, most modest guys around (not to mention insanely well read, intelligent and a fellow Michigander). But anyways, what are your thoughts on titles that are hyped / overhyped? First titles that come to my mind are Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Are books that are superhyped bound to be disappointing to us book snobs? or am I just an epic book snob?
I’m a cavewoman and just discovered pod casting. what reasonably priced ipod/mp3 player should I buy for use on long work commutes? I’m also thinking 40 minute yoga sessions will be much less boring if I’m listening to some sweet audio.
and randomly speaking of fun Michigan stuff, I’ll be at the Marmalade Dog gaming con next weekend. Hoping to run at least one game of Ticket to Ride:Europe on Saturday morning, possibly Game of Thrones as well, while secretly hoping to get in on a game or two of Small World or Railways. are you a board gamer geek? what are your faves?