31 January 2014

Fragment Friday - Listing

A muddy Merlin giving in to post dinner napping - one eye out for his brother.

Since I didn't do a Best of 2013 list, here is a rundown of the present day lists. 

What I'm listening to -
Only Slightly Mad by David Bromberg - Blues/folk/gospel mix
Songbook - Chris Cornell- Live acoustic rock
Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws - Bruce Cockburn - Acoustic jazz/folk mix

What I'm watching - (As it turns out, not very much)
TV - Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory, Flashpoint, Sherlock
Movies in the Queue - Star Trek Into Darkness, Oblivion, Confucius, Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring, Game of Thrones Season 1

What I'm reading - (Almost all non-fiction, got any fiction recs?)
The Crafty Poet by Diane Lockward (Excellent poetry workshop book)
The Discovery of Poetry - Frances Mayes (Another good poetry writing book)
Moral Combat - Good and Evil in WWII by Michael Burleigh (Research)
Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay (Research)
Daily Life in the Mongol Empire by George Lane (Because - Mongols!)
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (It's reread the classics in D&D time)
Absolute Love - Billy Collins (Former poet laureate's latest offering)

Where I'm hanging out on the 'Net:
Ravelry - Social site for fiber artists
Absolute Write - Writer's Forum
Pottermore - Harry Potter interactive world
Games I'm playing:
Grand Theft Auto V (Car thieving goodness. And I still can't fly the helicopter. Or parachute. But I do love stealing Corvettes and wreaking them.)
Halo 4 (Nothing like waxing aliens with plasma grenades after a hard day at work)
Mass Effect (Why yes, I am way behind on playing Mass Effects, why do you ask?)
In the queue - Lego LOTR or Lego Harry Potter (I love Lego games. Deciding which to buy, I have Lego Star Wars.)

Max claiming the bed for duck and country.


Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Fiction recommendation for you: The Circle by Dave Eggers. It's about an internet company gone malignant (as in grows into all aspect of life....).

Constance Brewer said...

Thanks for the Rec!

Split Pea Traveler said...

Tried to get a comment up the other day, but I couldn't prove I wasn't a robot! Hopefully, it was just the internet connection. ;)

Anyway, great lists. You gave me some good ideas, especially to check the couch for muddy dogs!!

Constance Brewer said...

Split Pea Traveler - I'm more afraid of zombies than robots...
Muddy dogs always pick the most comfortable location. After they shake in the kitchen, of course.