The Week in Womble aka As You Wish
Helllooo! A much quieter fortnight a distant relative passed away so have not been in the mood for much knowing a family funeral was going to take place. Added to that some bad weather; early starts and trains I didn’t half get some reading done!!
What Have I been Watching?
Farscape – Used some spare time to catch up on a re-watch with my friends and I really am enjoying watching how the cast and producers are finding their tone in season 1 - by the end of the first season it’s confident, cocky and weird. Joyous!
The Princess Bride – Blimey it’s just a delight that script and cast sing! Really hard to see how this can be re-made.
Amelie – A 90’s film I loved and yes while definitely the manic pixie girl image can be labelled at it I also just love the worldbuilding in the film – its our world at 90 degrees and such a sense of joy when I watch it
What Have I Been Listening To?
More current affairs this week
What have I reviewed or read?
The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner – a fun spooky YA that is inventive and very atmospheric
A Single Light by Tosca Lee – a well-told sequel to a fun thriller I read earlier this year this time going for a post-apocalyptic feel
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – beautifully told ‘origin story’ of the Dark sisters we meet in Dracula – tackles racism, violence and a well told queer love story. A writer to watch.
The Bone Ships by RJ Barker – after the impressive Wounded Kingdom series Barker starts a new and very different series set on the high seas and I LOVED it. Brilliant characters, plot and worldbuilding.
Wonderland edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane – a very original set of horror, SF and fantasy tales based around Alice’s various adventures. As someone who does not like Carroll’s work this was amazing in how I loved every story.
The First Time That Lauren Pailing Died by Alysson Rudd – an impressive concept of a parallel universe a teenager crosses over when she dies. Possibly loved the concept more than final execution but a lot to admire.
Unfinished Business - Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff - a fun set off horror tales with a nice progressive streak perfect for a dark and stormy night
Paper Girls Vol 6 by Brian K Vaughan – slightly disappointed how this wrapped up what had been a really fun series but think possibly the stories had too much to try and solve in one go
Lumberjanes Vol 12 by Shannon Watters – always a fun trip the camp of weird events and fantastic friendship
Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield – review to come but involves time travellers and highwaywomen
What am I reading or coming soon?
The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin – need to sit down and lose myself int his
A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie – I must see how things have gone in the First Law universe
Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintza – interesting looking fantasy
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey – noir, magic and romance? How can I resist
The Swallows by Lisa Luiz – the intro for this is compelling as a thriller
Shatter War by Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald – a strange sounding SF series where earth’s histories all collide!
And so much more. Have fun!