My month!

I’m far too sporadic a poster to keep a blog up to date, as there’s always something else I should be doing. However, talking about what I’m reading, watching and listening to should be pretty easy to do, right? Right?

Anyway, without any further ado:

Reading

I’m bouncing between two books at the moment – both excellent. The first is Kit Power’s Breaking Point. A collection of (long) short stories where someone comes up against their own breaking point. I’m a massive fan of Kit’s writing (he’s a really nice bloke too) and if you haven’t read him, you really should. I heartily recommend his novella The Finite, but all of his stuff is worth a read.

The second is a pre-release book by Graeme Reynolds (of High Moor fame). No images or details at the moment, but it’s great so far and is one to look out for next year.

Watching

One of the best things about having teenagers is the ability to go back to the classic films of your youth and introduce them to a new audience. One of the worst things about having teenagers is the ability to go back to the classic films of your youth and introduce them to a new audience. This has not aged well, especially when Tarantino turns up (he really is a terrible actor), but also when he starts using racial slurs to Samuel Jackson. My kids were horrified (although they did quite like Marvin getting his head blown off – not sure what that says about them).

Listening

I’m a big fan of Porcupine Tree, especially when I’m writing, so this was a natural progression. Clearly influenced by, but also distinct from PT, Riverside are entirely wonderful. This is a collection of their best short songs, and it made me go deeper into their back catalogue. Absolutely love it, but my wife has banned me from playing it in the car. Luckily, I’m working on a new book (The Original’s Rage, and yes that is book 3) and I’ve started running again….

So there we have it, a highly selective and edited list of what I’m currently reading, watching and listening to. How about you? Care to share? Drop it in the comments below!

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