Weekly Rundown

What I’m Reading: The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Picked it back up, and am just reading a chapter a night. Being a dog lover, it’s nice to read from the dog’s point of view, but also a bit sad given the context.

What I’m listening to: Camp Red Moon on Audible, from RL Stine and other authors. Fun fireside ghost stories, geared towards a younger audience. But I did grow up reading Goosebumps, so I don’t mind it at all.

What I’m spending time with: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch. Started down the deep dive of the Witcher franchise last week, and wanted to give the game a go. Pretty good so far. I like the open-world environment, as well as multiple quests to accomplish. A little glitchy at times, which I heard is a flaw in the Nintendo conversion. But otherwise, a grade of A- so far.

What I’ve shared:

Week’s Highlights

Some of the things that caught my interest this week.

  • Castlevania Anniversary Collection. A download for the Nintendo Switch, and I’ve only been playing a bit. But, Castlevania is much tougher than I remembered.
  • Mink the bear, a precocious donut-loving beat that just can’t stay away from Hanover, NH. We’re all hoping they can find a way to help her.
  • Additionally, how to help pangolins.
  • Why books don’t work. I’ve been wrestling with this one for the week. It makes a compelling argument for books as conveyors of facts being ineffective. Which, okay, perhaps books don’t make strong instruments of transferring facts. But ideas, books do transfer those well. You can come away from books without remembering all the facts, but you can recall ideas. Anyway, read if you’re interested.