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May. 11th, 2010

 Since I've mostly been neglecting my more meaningful livejournal postings, I thought i'd post a meaningless one instead.

Although Annika obviously keeps us both busy, I've been able to sneak some entertainment other than playing with a baby in now and then.

Breaking Bad: I downloaded Seasons 1 and 2 a few months ago, and decided to try it when I had a free hour this weekend. I'm already hooked - Bryan Cranston is most deserved of his emmys, and the premise and the writing fascinating. This could have been an easily mishandled premise, but so far at least (five episodes in) it's riveting stuff. 

Stargate Universe: I'm really liking this show. It's really really different than SG-1 and Atlantis, but in a good way. I hope it stays on the air, and that it's on air long enough for a meaningful story-arc. 

Iron Man 2: Pleasant enough couple of hours, watched with my brother. Promptly forgot about it when I got home. 

I caught 10 minutes of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith on TV. Now that I'm doing a little more fiction writing, I'm looking at story, plot, and characters a bit more critically. My god that movie was bad. I mean epically bad. 

I've actually been doing a good bit of reading as well, on the days that I watch Annika and she naps. I've made it through all of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris (save for the newest one released last week.) They're pleasant enough diversons, and sufficiently divergent from True Blood that I don't feel badly for reading the entire series. I've already been reading some of Michael Lewis' books, and am envious of his writing style. "Home Game" was a series of essays on Fatherhood, and I'm thinking about buying it for any new father I happen to know. 

That's about as unmeaningful as I can get. Annika is mewing intermittently in the next room. She's been waking up around this time this past week or so,  but she's not particularly hungry. Sigh.



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May. 11th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Before you waste time/money - the latest Harris book is a collection of Southern Vamp short stories. By all accounts on the Amazon reviews, overrated.
May. 11th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
Thankfully I've done all my reading at the library or online thus far - my "books" budget in quicken needs to be curtailed. I read the short story collection at the libe, but I think the newest book was just released this past week:


Continues right after the Fae war, so it says. The series definitely has declined over the sequels, though - too many characters, not even depth, no clear direction of the overall story.
May. 11th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
OMG, tho. Just checked the reviews there which are just as bad as the short story collection. Even the favorable review said "better luck next time." Ouch.
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