Hey guys so I thought I’d try something new and give a quick update on the various bookish/geekish/fun stuff I’ve been enjoying this month. It’s always fun sharing the different things we enjoy, and hopefully we have some in common! I’ll go ahead an dive right in.
I have been in a giant Sci Fi mood this month, which I think will be made apparent when you see the various books/movies/games I’ve been engaging with, as well as the monthly wrap-up. I think I have Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff to thank for this. I read it January 1st and have been in a Sci Fi mood since. There’s just something about futuristic worlds full of amazing, sometimes hazardous, technology that intrigues me.
Amazingly Complicated Dot-To-Dot
I’ve always lamented the fact that I’ve never gotten into the colouring fad. It’s not that I’m impatient, it’s that I prefer drawing over colouring (most of my art is colourless graphite). I was ecstatic then when my mum got me an awesome and complex Star Wars Dot-To-Dot book. This thing is great! I tend to get stressed pretty easily, and it’s been amazing having this close by for a much needed distraction. The pictures are difficult! The first one has 635 dots!
My parents got me this from the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie where they went during a camping/road trip. It’s green tea (my fave) blended with Australian cocoa shells. I have no idea if Aussie cocoa shells are different to other shells, but it certainly has a slight chocolate taste, without it being overly sweet or obvious. It’s so yummy! It’s a perfect accompaniment for when I’m working on the Dot-To-Dot!
I’ve been playing Recore on the Xbox 1, which is a Sci Fi, action-adventure platform. I knew next to nothing about this game, other than the fact that you get robot companions! We follow the main character Joule as she wakes on a desert planet, man’s soon-to-be new home, after years of cryo-sleep. But, of course, nothing has gone to plan and she wakes to find herself alone with her adorable dog-like robot companion, whilst the other robots have all gone crazy. I had a lot of fun playing this game, but holy crap it was waaaaay too short. My save file was at 6.5 hours and I was done! So glad I bought this on sale, it would have felt like a waste of money if I’d paid full price.
My brain is always in the world of Hyrule, but specifically, I’ve been playing Ocarina of Time on my 3DS. I grew up playing this game on the Nintendo 64, loved it, haven’t played it in at least 13 years! It’s been a lot of fun diving back into this game and I am thoroughly enjoying the heightened graphics, and simplified water dungeon. And yes, somehow my cat always ends up on my lap when I play.
So those are some of the things I’ve been enjoying this month (when I haven’t been reading of course!). What has everyone else been enjoying? Let me know!