This my reader report for September. Things I read, saw, played, and ate that I really enjoyed and would recommend to other people.
I have been rereading the whole In Death series by J.D. Robb and finally finished rereading it. 48 books takes a while to read. I began the reread back in April. This is a mystery series, with romantic and science fiction elements that I really enjoy, but I’ve talked about it many times, so let’s move on to something else.
A friend told me about the TV series adaption of the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. One of my favorite books. I haven’t had a chance to see the series yet, but I went ahead and reread the book.
It is a fun romp about the biblical armageddon going completely sideways. Some really great laughs. It really doesn’t take itself serious at all, and is very well written. With hilarious footnotes.
I am a fan of musicals and finally watched the movie Perfect Pitch. I’d actually not heard anything about it nor had it recommended, but it was on Netflix, sounded like fun, and I really need a bit of feel good that day. If you like musicals, this will probably be an enjoyable watch.
Since I’m currently living in Japan, it feels almost criminal to not put in anything from that. So let me recommend a meal I recently had at a restaurant: chabu-chabu.
On the table is a pot with soup-stock that is puttering away. You get meat and veggies to put in the pot and then pick them out when they are done and eat them. At this particular restaurant, they made the leftover soup stock into a kind of stewed rice when we’d had enough meat and veggies (we had all you can eat chabu-chabu).
A delicious meal and I’m sure to hit that restaurant again.
Lastly, lets add a game recommendation. I played a few hours of War Grove on Switch (also available on PC and other consoles) and enjoyed this strategy game. I’m sure it gets a lot more complex, but it introduces each mechanic slowly so you have a chance to learn everything well. For me that is a must with strategy games because while I enjoy them, I can find them a bit impenetrable.
That is all for this month. I actually spent most of the month reading In Death, so that is why it felt like I didn’t consume much media, but thankfully I had enough to put together this!