Just finished reading “Riding the White Bull” by Caitlin Kiernan. Initially disorienting, it’s a SF detective story with Lovecraftian undertones. I’m shocked someone in Hollywood hasn’t got hold of this as it would make a fantastic movie. #ss365
Set up an Acer R13 Chromebook for a relative. I’m so impressed by the build quality and how user-friendly it is for non-techie users. I’m more or less convinced that at some point in the future when my Macbook needs replacing I’ll get a Chromebook.
Jan as the Easter Bunny.
Noooooooooo! What madness is this? It’s release day! 🎮
Cuphead for Switch. Could not resist! 🎮
Visited the library today and Soren got engrossed in reading.
Read “One Tree Hill” by Caitlin Kiernan. Odd supernatural tale about an investigation by a science journalist. #ss365 📚
Read “Pickman’s Other Model” by Caitlin Kiernan. Ghoulish - but fascinating - sequel to Lovecraft’s story. #ss365 📚
Went with my sons to see Shazam. It’s a tremendously enjoyable movie. Moreso when my 6-year-old squealed with excitement at one point when Billy Batson says “Shazam” and sends Dr Sivanah flying. I hadn’t realised that DC were introducing more than just Captain Marvel/Shazam! 🎬
Read “The Ammonite Violin” by Caitlin Kiernan. Macabre tale about murder and the crafting of a unique violin. #ss365 📚
Just read “In the Water Works” by Caitlin Kiernan. Miners show amateur paleontologist a hole underground where something disturbing swims. Pretty atmospheric and the ending develops a tremendous sense of dread. #ss365 📚
Midnight Circus. Got this today after about 2 years of looking out for a reasonably priced copy. These Hellboy & BPRD hardcovers really go up in price if you don’t buy them as soon as they are released. #hellboy
Lightsaber battles in the back garden this afternoon! Soren has Byzantine rules involving a number of regrowing robot limbs and The Force only allowed as defensive moves.
Read “Houses Under The Sea” by Caitlin Kiernan. A reporter - losing grip on sanity, of course - provides an insider’s account of involvement with the leader of a strange cult. In turns, creepy and chilling. #ss365 📚
Read “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Shirley Jackson. Teacher is visited by a troubling little girl. Vey impressive short story indeed! #ss365 📚
Spent some time this afternoon reading the third issue of “Vastarian”. Some pretty impressive writing. Very much liked “Nightly Senses” by Emmie Bristow, “Nightmares” by Drsiree Zamorano and essays by S.T. Joshi and Michael Cisco. One of the best lit journals currently published. 📚
Just read “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson. Old couple stay on a little too long at their summer house by the lake. Ominous. #ss365 📚
I’ve been after this book on comics history for about 3 years but it was always too expensive. Found this copy for £4.50. Super-bargain!
Read “The Crowd” by Ray Bradbury. Neat little grotesque story. #ss365 📚
Just read “White Rabbits” by Leonora Carrington. Odd, weird short story. The final image makes it memorable. #ss365 📚
Read “Smoke Ghost” by Fritz Leiber. Interesting tale that tries to modernise/urbanise the ghost story. Quite engaging. #ss365 📚
Read “The Moonlit Road” by Ambrose Bierce. Murder/ghost story told from three different perspectives. #ss365 📚
Read “The Beautiful People” by Charles Beaumont. Prescient tale about conformity and individuality - quite relevant today. Good story indeed. #ss365 📚