New Fiction Books [Feb. 2021]

I haven’t been buying so many books recently, which I see as a positive: I already have more books than I would need for this year, so there’s no point in spending money just to expand my library. Although it’s nice to do that, it adds some level of stress overall, as I see that huge (mostly virtual) pile of books I want to read and are there, just waiting for me. I recently wrote about ‘backlog vs collection’ in the most recent Geekosaur Weekly issue.

Anyway, I want to share of what I’ve got recently, fiction books only.

Vinyl Record Pre-Orders [Feb. 15 2020]

This year I decided to invest a bit ore in my record collection and gradually expand it. I’ve been spending less on Uber Eats, and directing some of that saved money on music. Still, this is not a big list, as I don’t pre-order much. Maybe I should? Considering the price usually goes up after release, it’s actually a good idea.

What I Read in January, 2021

This year I have decided to focus a bit more on reading. My previous attempts on 2019 and 2020 ranged from just mildly successful to barely nothing. To help I’ve decided to keep track on my reading time. First on Notion, which I used during most of January, to them using a timer on the phone, which is way easier for me.

Geekosaur Weekly #1

For a while, I was thinking about returning with the weekly updates. And this week, after seeing that Twitter acquired a newsletter service (Revue), I decided to do it.

This is not actually a newsletter, as it’s been posted on the blog, but the idea is the same: having a commitment to write a weekly list of personal updates, interesting things that I found on the internet, and random thoughts/questions for online discussion that might result in a separate blog post later on.

To The Lake: When Shit Hits The Fan

With a very interesting timing, To The Lake is a Russian show about a deadly epidemic that released on Netflix in late 2020. I’m not sure if this unfortunate coincidence kept some people away from it, but I’m glad I wasn’t put off.

Book Review: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Since I was very young, I’ve always been a big fan of good mysteries. I still remember when I first got The Hound Of The Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was a delight!

Then, fast forward to a year or so ago, and I was reading The Magpie Murders, my first Anthony Horowitz novel. I loved it so much, and I still need to write at least a short review here.

After that excellent first impression on an exceptional mystery novel, of course I was going to get another Horowitz novel. So I got The Word Is Murder, the first book on the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series, published in 2017.