Finished Stephen King’s The Mist, and I was pretty darn impressed.

The sense of foreboding is real, especially at the beginning, and the story telling is SO tight.

It was the perfect length with a great cliffhanger ending! 📖

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Finished The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern (The Cat Who… #2) 📖

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Our hero dives into another esoteric art scene (interior decorating), inherits another apartment, and another cat! He also (maybe?) finds love.

Another good twist as to who was the killer, but the B-plot murder was far more interesting the A-plot murder.

I wanted to create the protagonist of “The Cat Who…” series, Jim Qwilleran, so I mashed up Gary Oldman and Burt Reynolds.

Looks pretty good, I’d say! 📚👨

Reading update!

Prior to my giant eBay book haul, I read the second Stargate Atlantis novel, Reliquary. It was just okay, in the sense that as a hostage/takeover “episode” it wasn’t all that gripping. The transformation and miraculous revival of Sheppard was predictable.

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The first package that arrived from my book haul was an assortment of the first half of the “Cat Who…” series. I dove into and finished the first one in a weekend, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, loved it, and am eager to tear into the next book once I get a couple Star Trek novels finished.

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Speaking of Star Trek novels, I already owned this one, but I hadn’t got around to it for a while until this weekend: Fear Itself from the Discovery series tie-ins.

DISCO as a TV show is a fairly good series that’s markedly evolving for the better, both in terms of entertainment and messaging.

Saru’s character arc is probably the most engaging to me, because he’s constantly at war with his inner critic. We’re led to believe this is a genetic/biological trait inherent in his species, and I’m not sure if I completely buy that, but regardless of the origin, he’s repeatedly overcome the fear that constantly threatens his readiness as a Starfleet officer.

In this book, his efforts result in some pretty dire consequences for the Shenzhou crew and two other races, but witnessing the recovery and growth that takes place between all three is really fascinating.

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I’ve bought something like 80 paperbacks for a little over $100 in the last two weeks.

Mostly Star Trek and half of the “Cat Who…” series books.

I plan to read them all, of course, but wow… no more eBay for me! 📚 🤭