New things I like (and one thing I didn’t like):
- New fun podcast! Check out The Orbiting Human Circus. It’s odd (it’s about a radio variety show performed in the ballroom at the top of the Eiffel Tower with a janitor who has a narrator in his head and just wants to be on the stage!), but not supernatural or science fiction-y in any way. Mandy Patinkin is involved. Try it.
- I read the first book in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist series and it made me very happy. It’s unashamedly Jane Austen-esque but with magic! Ladylike magic. Magic is just one of the arts ladies become accomplished in, like singing or drawing or playing the piano. (I really liked it.)
- I also read The Apartment, and I definitely do NOT recommend it. It wasn’t awful, and it was a bit creepy (you already know I scare easy), but it was paced badly, nothing was explained, and the ending wasn’t satisfying. If you were thinking about it, don’t bother. At least it was a library book so I didn’t spend any money on it.
- Pie is good. Apple pie with ice cream is better. (I’m including this because I like re-learning it every Thanksgiving. Continuing education is important.)