Happy Easter, I guess? I’m not religious, so I’d honestly forgotten Easter was coming up until I was invited to two get-togethers. So assuming the current snowstorm doesn’t get completely nasty, I have a busy afternoon ahead of me.
Yes, a snowstorm on the first day of April. This is Nebraska, after all. The calendar might say “Easter”, but the weather just goes, “Meh, I do what I want”.
Stay weird, Nebraska weather.
I am almost done with the Vorkosigan Saga! This is happy and sad news to me. Happy, because I’ll have the complete story of this amazing and crazy family, and sad because I’ll have the complete story of this amazing and crazy family. At this point in the series, Miles and Ivan are my age, and their points of view about life mirror mine so much. Not that I’m involved with interstellar politics or am trying to prevent space battles, but their outlook on life– looking back wistfully at the chances they didn’t take in their twenties, for example– is something I’m quite familiar with. Lois McMaster Bujold continues to nail her characters’ development in the second half of the series.
The books I finished this week:
- Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold, audiobook narrated by Grover Gardner
- Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold
- A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
I’m still working on The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit and Arresting God in Kathmandu by Samrat Upadhyay. I will finish them one of these days…
Upcoming reads, for sure, are the last two books of the Vorkosigan Saga: Cryoburn and Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.
This week’s posts included the Three Day, Three Quote challenge that Beach Bookworm nominated me for. I also started on the many reviews that will go along with my first reading of the Vorkosigan Saga:
- Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Because I’ve been so obsessive about Bujold’s books these last couple of weeks, I haven’t watched much television, but I did start the second season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. I’m enjoying it so far, but I’m only three episodes in, so I’ll withhold further judgment until I’ve watched more of it.