Summertime has arrived

Okay, not really, there are still four days of school left— but the first Big Projekt of the summer has been accomplished. My wife decided that she hated how the porch looked (sadly, I lack a before picture at the moment, but I’ll see what I can find) so she spent the week stripping, etching, washing and repainting the floor out here, and I spent yesterday putting furniture together, and I’m pretty damn pleased with the results.

Four more days. Just four more. We can do this.

ID this bird

I think he’s a juvenile, which is messing with my ability to figure out what he is. A red-tail would be the most common kind but his tail is behind the fence and the beak doesn’t look right, plus he’s got that black line over his eyes.

Who knows birds?

Monthly Reads: April 2023

Book of the Month is going to be Daniel M. Ford’s The Warden, and also The Witch and the Tsar, by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, and, oh, Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White, and did you know there was a new Fonda Lee book this month? It’s called Untethered Sky, and it’s the Book of the Month, and I haven’t finished The Daughters of Izdihar yet so usually that means it’s not eligible but it’s that fucking good so I’m naming it Book of the Month because my blog, my rules.

In case you can’t tell, April more than made up for the sins of the first quarter of 2023.

Unread Shelf: April 30, 2023

I feel like there are a few books that have been on my unread shelf for a really, really long time at this point. Ugh. Summer is coming! I’ll do better!

Monthly Reads: March 2023

Book of the Month is Everina Maxwell’s Ocean’s Echo, although The Last Ronin really startled me with how good it was. Somehow I’d never read a TMNT comic until that one!