You guys, I am so disorganised at the moment. I had planned to do a final post for Sci-Fi Month on Irish Sci-Fi Authors and never actually got around to typing it up, I’m behind on commenting on all your lovely blog posts, including those from the tail end of Sci-Fi Month, there’s no food in my fridge and I genuinely don’t understand how it’s the 4th of December already. I fly back home on the 18th, which means I have two weeks to sort myself out. ORGANISATION IS NECESSARY! So even though I never did that Sci-Fi Month post, and I haven’t posted my weekly reads for two (three?) weeks, here’s a Weekly Miscellany so that I can pretend to myself that I’m a little bit on track.
Added to Wishlist
- Descender, Volume 3: Singularities – Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen. I’m eagerly awaiting the next volume in this series, and you should be too.
- Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies – Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Laura Martin & Jodi Wynne. After having mostly disliked the last run of Wonder Woman, I have high hopes for her reinvention by Greg Rucka.
- Chew, Volume 12: Sour Grapes – John Layman & Rob Guillory. The final volume!!! Definitely planning a reread of the whole series when this comes out.
- A House at the Bottom of a Lake – Josh Malerman. I loved Birdbox, so I was looking forward to reading Malerman’s next book even before I clapped eyes on that cover <3
- The Unintentional Time Traveler – Everett Maroon. It looks like there’s a lot going on in this book and I’m curious to see if it’s as interesting as it sounds.
- The Last of Us – Rob Ewing. When all the adults on an isolated Scottish island die, the surviving children are left to fend for themselves. Yes!
- Agents of Dreamland – Caitlin R. Kiernan. I really need to finish/restart Kiernan’s Wicca trilogy, but there’s no harm adding even more of her work to my wishlist in the mean time, is there?
Articles of Note
- 30 Excellent Scottish Books of 2016. There are so many titles I’ve yet to read, but I can recommend The Sunlight Pilgrims.
- 5 Irish Tunes You Need To Hear Right Now. Plus a bonus, not really Irish but performed on Irish TV, track by Sugar Hill Gang. Yaaass!
- Bill O’Reilly’s Give Please a Chance: An Uncivil Host Lectures Kids on Civility. So this is weird. And creepy.
- Best Books of 2016. So many books. I’ve read two, I think, that pop up on these lists.
- 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time. An absolutely gorgeous page.
- JWT Amsterdam Brings Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ to Life in Epic Flashmob. This is amazing but I would be so, so confused if I witnessed this in real life 😀
- Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life. I can’t tell you how much I wish I had a family letter to submit to this amazing resource.
- Hemosep: The Machine Set to Revolutionise Blood Transfusions. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I’m particularly impressed that it will allow people whose religion prevents them from receiving donor blood to undergo necessary surgeries. Science is fantastic, guys.
- 5 of the Best from Tramp Press. Tramp Press is a small Irish publishing house that takes a chance on the unusual.