FOCUS

“Do you happen to recall if __ keeps her records in a computer system like…what’s her name…the spaniels lady.”
“The spaniels lady…”
“With the Cocker Spaniels and the attitude.”
“Oh, E!”

[Have you ever seen an ostrich defecate up close? Yeah, I thought not.]
“OH HEY!”
“HEY. FOCUS.”

Shadow and Bone? I started to watch it and then I think I watched like three minutes of it and then I was like, ‘this is stupid’ and I turned it off. I think I was in a grumpy mood that day. But that guy in it is good-looking.”
“He is hot. Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian? Hot. Ben Barnes as whats-his-name, the Darkling? Hot. Ben Barnes as anything? Hot. He is my type, alllll the way down.”
“….I’m gonna have to give that another shot, aren’t I.”
“Watch it for Ben Barnes’ butt.” [direct quote]

“So what do you actually do with the ostrich?”
“Right now we mostly look at him.”

Working on it readlist

collins2Carrying the Fire – Michael Collins’ memoirs of the Gemini and Apollo space programs. 

Man once dreamed of the stars.

Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo – After having seen the trailer over at pergelator’s place, I decided to check out the show….and promptly found that I couldn’t watch more than about five minutes of the show itself, because I have an incredibly low capacity for cringy YA  fantasy romances these days. (Cringy scifi/fantasy action horror dramas, on the other hand…) Problem is, low capacity for cringy YA-focused TV = low capacity for cringy YA fantasy romance novels. And this is as cringe YA fantasy romance as it gets. I mean, I can’t even be into the hot dangerous bad boy who wears black all the time and has a dark (geddit) fascination with the heroine, because he’s kind of….dull. And let’s not even get into how the heroine is kind of…basic.

Will attempt it someday and at least it’s on my Kindle readlist:

Blood Heir – Amelie Wen Zhao

– The White Company – Arthur Conan Doyle