This week is the first of a new type of prompt for Seriously Geeky Sundays. Once a month one week will just have a theme and no questions. It’s in the spirit of memes that are no longer active and to give us all a relaxing week once a month. The theme can be answered any way you wish and there is no right or wrong answer. If the subject was ‘science fiction movies’ you could discuss your favourites or the upcoming movies you’re looking forward to. As long as there are six of them you’re good!
This week’s theme is current loves!
Here are six geeky things I currently love!
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Six on a Sunday: Current Loves
My answers for week #3
Assassins of Landria by Gail Z. Martin
If you’ve read my blog regularly you’ve probably heard me mutter the title Chronicles of the Necromancer once or twice. It’s one of my favourite fantasy series and I’ve been trying to get my hands on more books by the same author, Gail Z. Martin, ever since that series ended. When I picked up a free one month trial of Kindle Unlimited I found a new series of hers on there, Assassins of Landria, and grabbed it straight away. It’s not as long as Chronicles of the Necromancer, this series purposely designed to be fast-paced, but it’s just as good and I’ve fallen in love with the characters immediately. Unfortunately, there are only three books out at the moment and I blasted through them pretty quickly so I’m now going to have to wait impatiently for the next one 🙁 You can read my reviews of the series so far here!
With so many of my regular shows still not returned for a new season or suddenly on a mid-season break, I was left looking for something to watch again. I’ve had Preacher on my to-watch list for ages and decided it was time to give it a shot. Unsurprisingly, I liked it and I’m now onto season 3.
Unconventional Female Protagonists
I’ve been reading a lot of new books recently and I’m really loving the unconventional female protagonists I’m coming across. These girls/women are the types of people who rub people up the wrong way. They’re not written to be people pleasers and their histories are filled with trauma, of being treated badly in one way or another. In short, these girls are bitches. They’re not bitches because they’re just horribly mean human beings, they’re bitchy because they’re dealing with complex emotions and they have had no support, no therapy, to deal with them.
There’s Celaena in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series who many reviewers were put off by her attitude in the first book rather than recognising it as a defence mechanism (read more about it in my review). Or El in A Deadly Education who is trying her hardest not to massacre her entire class while surviving a school that is filled with monsters and is basically a living abomination that tries to kill its students (review here). Finally, we have Bryce of Sarah J. Maas’ House of Earth and Blood, the first book in her adult urban fantasy series Crescent City which blew me off my feet and the review for that will be on the way soon. Bryce’s party girl carefree attitude hides much more than anyone realises and by the end of the book, you’ll be looking at people you know/knew in a totally different light wondering if you seriously misjudged them like pretty much everyone does with Bryce.
And I am totally here for these characters that aren’t at all apologetic for who they are and what they’ve been through. More importantly, I’m here for the authors who are writing them, especially in young adult fiction because the next generation really needs heroines like this.
I’ve been really enjoying a comic book series called Shadow Service which I managed to grab a copy of to review. It’s by one of my favourite Star Wars comic writers Cavan Scott and I’m completely enthralled by the this new urban fantasy world he’s built around the protagonist Gina. Read more about it in my review!
Puzzles in World of Warcraft
In Shadowlands, Blizzard added a bunch of puzzle type things where you need to hunt stuff down. They’re not really jumping puzzles like you find in Guild Wars 2, but they’re kinda similar in that you have to put a bit of effort in. Sometimes it’s to find shards, as pictured above, for an achievement which leads to a mount, other times it’s to locate a treasure chest which has a chance of a pet and so on. I’ve been enjoying doing most of them, with one exception in Bastion which I’m pretty sure was created by a sadist. They just make things that little bit more interesting.
Reading new things again!
I’m so happy to be reading regularly again and I’m enjoying reading new things too! Although I have a few books sitting on my shelf to read from ongoing series (including some library books which due to the pandemic have no due date, but I should probably actually read them sometime… ahem) I’ve been reading new authors and new series, and it’s nice! I’ve felt like I’ve been so behind on so much for a long time and finally being able to tick books off my TBR that have been on there for years and years is a very refreshing feeling. I’ve also had my reading companion George to keep me company and kitty snuggles are always nice 🙂
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Over To You
I’ve been reading so much recently I had to actually think about this one to ensure I didn’t just gush about books! 😀
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