Sunday, March 26, 2017

326 Challenge: 4

Saturday didn't include much reading.  There was grocery shopping and laundry and running and baking... so, a general sort of weekend day.

Stiff upper lip, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse; a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization.  I have listened to this adaptation fairly recently, but downloaded it again for the spouse.  We enjoyed it.  Not counting toward the challenge total, just mentioning.

The spouse isn't much of a book-reader; he does read a lot of news and online articles, but I can count on one hand the number of books he has read in the last two to three years.  But he really got into the children's audios I downloaded around our recent vacation, and now I always have an audiobook on my phone.  We listen for half an hour or an hour a couple nights a week, after the boy is in bed.  Finding one all three of us can enjoy is turning out to be a bit of a challenge-- maybe easier in a few years when Tolkein and other classics come into range for the wee one-- but the two of us listen in the evenings while doing bills (him) and knitting (me) or otherwise working on separate quiet projects.

nextwave: agents of H.A.T.E.: This is what they want by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen.  Too rushed; not good.  There's a note in the back about the writers trying to fit an action-packed story into a short space.  There could be a good story in here, but it needs more time.  World-building takes up pages.  There are only a few characters, but two of the women have similar body types and wear costumes of similar colors.  They don't have enough space to have distinct personalities much, and end up too being too similar.

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