Only saw a single movie, which is a little under par for me. However, I did finish a book, which doesn't happen every week.

Part of what's keeping me busy is that a friend of mine has a book coming out (non-fiction) which I'm providing a technical review for. I'm not sure what a technical reviewer is really supposed to do, so hopefully I'm at least providing some useful feedback.


The Missing Link was the only film I saw in the past week. Laika makes decent stop-motion animation films. Their last one was Kubo and the Two Strings, which I liked and The Missing Link was just as good.

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Salzi

The second book in Scalzi's The Interdependency trilogy picks up where the first book left off. I finished the first book last month. I liked this one a little more I think mostly because I knew, and like, the characters (Kiva Lagos being my favorite) and was invested in the story.

The third book, The Last Emprox, isn't out yet, so I have to wait a bit now. Highly anticipating it.

Castles of Burgundy

Castles of Burgundy board game

Last week I talked about the iOS app version of this game. I was then able to play the actual board game version of it with a few friends. It was just as fun. Seems complicated, but when it comes down to it, there are only a few types of moves you can make. Buildings you build, though, have unique effects which cause you to have to double check the rule book quite a bit.

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