blech

So I finally gave up and bailed on Oathbringer last night, after trying to read an online synopsis to see if the book was going to get any more exciting.  I couldn’t even get through the damn synopsis. I’ve never had a series I enjoyed go this bad this fast, and I’m still kind of shocked by the whole thing.

I’m aware that I’m probably overreacting just a little bit to the idea that I wasn’t going to finish reading a book, by the way, but still.  I had really been looking forward to this one.

Yesterday there was probably still a foot of snow in my front yard.  This morning when I got up it was gone, every last flake, and it was rainy and in the mid- to high fifties all day today, which probably represents the fastest I’ve ever seen this place switch seasons.  I mean, the joke about northern Indiana is and always has been that if you don’t like the weather you should wait a week, but holy shit.

I dunno.  I’ve kinda been in a haze all day; I took a three-hour nap this afternoon for no better reason than I couldn’t come up with anything else to do.  Hopefully tomorrow will be more interesting.

I need recommendations

I’ve been making another stab at getting into podcasts lately.  I just took a four-hour road trip last weekend and I tried to grab some recs from Twitter, leading to several hours of listening to Lore and a quick try at Case File that was immediately derailed by the host’s accent, which was just a bit too thick for me to handle in the car.

Lore I liked a bit more, but it’s falling into the same trap that Welcome to Night Vale did–after listening to a half-dozen or so episodes, I am both tiring of the host’s voice and becoming really good at predicting certain tics in the way the show is written.  If I’ve got a mental drinking game mapped out for your show after listening for a couple of hours then it’s probably not going to hold my interest for too terribly long.

So: any of you out there listen to a lot of podcasts?  Y’all should have a decent idea of what I’m into by now.  Any recommendations from those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter and are seeing this for the first time?