Happy Friday the 13th. The following questions are from Scrivener's weekly Friday 5 blog.
Here are the questions and answers:
1. What are some titles in your to-read stack?
Funny thing about books, I tend to read one for several chapters and then skip over to another one before I continue, sometimes much later, finishing up the book I started to read....
"Closer to the Light" by Melvin Morse, MD. - in progress
"Madam, Your Daughter is Molting" by Lisa Davidson, a collection of poems - read most but not all
"Radio Revolution" A novel by Sheriff Norm Winter - in progress
"Between the Songs" by Ron Gerber (Crap From the Past radio host / KFAI FM)
Kindle and Google Play Books
Got a bunch there, mostly freebies that I downloaded but haven't gotten around to read yet.
"Cyber Storm" by Matthew Mather - I hope it is not the beginning of a series.*
"Far From the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
"Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin"
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll
Many others, mostly political, scifi or books in the public domain.
I got so many here that I cancelled by Audible just so I have time to catch up with what I have. I also have a bunch of freebie books saved in my LibriVox library.
Currently listening to:
"Killing the Deep State" by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. - in progress, about 50% done.
Waiting list but titles in my library:
"Dune Unabridged" by Frank Herbert + the 2 other books he wrote in the long going series. I read the originals in the 1970s. Want to re-read these again. I wonder why this book is unabridged? As I recall the story was long... so what did I get back 40 years ago? A shortened version??? I don't want to think about it.
"This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin
"Hawaii" by James Michener
"The Reagan Diaries" by Ronald Reagan
"Alien: Out of the Shadow" by Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
"Kill Switch" by Jonathan Maberry
"American Sniper" by Scott McEwan, etc.
* Lately I hate reading new scifi books and other modern novels. A lot of them are set up so that they get you hooked to read sequels. Ugh. I want a good book with a great story that has a beginning, middle and end and that's it. No more sequels.... (I did make an exception for the Dune series.... never read "Lord of the Rings" but seen the movies... read "The Hobbit" but did not bother watching the movies... go figure).
2. What are the highlights of this weekend’s to-do list?
I do not make any physical "to do" lists.
3. Which current or upcoming movies are you looking forward to?
Movies are SO EXPENSIVE these days to watch in a theater. I don't keep track of them anymore since I rarely go. I am a big STAR WARS fan, but guess what? I haven't seen the latest installment, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. It's probably gone from the theater now.... I will probably watch it someday on DVD or a stream. Sadly, I missed the last installment of the current PLANET OF THE APES trilogy. I haven't gotten the DVD or watched on TV.
The only movie that I am looking forward to doesn't come out until next December 2019....
Drumroll please... STAR WARS 9: WHATEVER IT IS CALLED.... yep... and you know what.. this is the LAST STAR WARS movie that I will pay to see in a theater. It is probably also the last one I will get somewhat excited about. I have no problem with the stories moving forward and all that with new characters. It keeps the series fresh. But at my age, waiting another 9 to 12 years for the next trilogy to play out is probably not very prudent, given my life is about 2/3 over. I am getting older and who knows how long I will be around on Earth.
Lately too, my attention span towards movies or long form entertainment is not as great as before. I don't know why. Anyone want to buy some DVDs from my collection?
4. What’s something you meant to do this past week that will have to wait until next week?
It would be something I did not do this week and put off to next week. If I had to tell you this, the information would not be private. So hence that is known only to me. Sorry!
5. What’s an unfinished project (unrelated to media consumption) you haven’t touched in at least a year?
Clean out my storage locker that is costing me too much money. Need to get rid of 20 to 30 years of negatives and old photos. Should I toss them or give them away? I also have a Mac Plus computer and a bunch of stuff I need to rid of... probably sell.... all kinds of crap in there. I need to downsize even more... though I feel sad to think I got rid of a bunch of records and CDs from my collection a few years ago... The CDs I don't miss but some of the vinyl, I realize now, I do miss.... despite still having about 300 LPs in my current collection.
Clutter.... story of my life sometimes. Ugh.
Lastly if you got this far down in this posting... I'd like to thank everyone and anyone who has read this blog and commented. For about the last 2 years now, I can't reply to comments left on this blog. I don't know what is wrong with Blogger, but under my own or any name, I can't reply to comments.
So Scrivener, in answer to last week's comment... yeah I figured out the items was for trail mix... which I don't buy if it has raisins in them!
And with that, I am outta here. Bye!