What I watched: The Truth Seekers, a fun ghost hunting romp starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg of Sean of the Dead fame. Sadly, our Amazon overlords did not renew for season two (boo, hiss). You can still the enjoy this one and only season, it is amusing and has a few twists. I laughed aloud a few times; I am hardly ever that amused.
What I read: Lover Unveiled (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series Book 19) by J.R. Ward. These books are all of a type, “good” vampires with a secret protective group, snotty rich people called the glymera, a specific religion, and some very strong world building. One of the fun quirks is the spelling of names (all of which are violent-ish) such as Rhage, Sahvage, etc. I also read The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers Book 4) by Becky Chambers, set in her Hugo Award-winning universe of the Galactic Commons. This is the last book in the series, and I am sad for it to end. She combines humor with positioning all of the challenges, wars, and attempts for connection found on Earth at a galactic and alien level. This last book delves into the personalities of a group of aliens stranded at a small waystation. Start with book one, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (first published via Kickstarter) and work your way through them – they are easy, engaging reads.
What I listened to this week: Ran Nir, a founding member of Asaf Avidan and the Mojos and LFNT, who is now solo. Here is a newer single from 2020, I Am with You Now (and oh, heavens, do I wish that I could dance like that):
And Obsession from the eponymous 2019 album:
And Summer Rain:
So, dearest DeadSplinterites, are you feeling all right? Doing okay? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Do you have any plans, fun or otherwise, for the weekend? Please stop in, darling ones, and let us know what is up with you! And like the song says, “Are you with it? I am with you now!”