Reading: I’m reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and at 3/4’s of the way through it is interesting. It is a second world, just-turned-modern Quasi-Russia with folks who do magic that is called the Small Science. The characters are intriguing and the world building is solid. I’ll finish it this weekend and write up a review.
It captures that dark Russian sense of humor in the face of terrible events pretty well.
Planning: Tonight I’ll be on This Imaginary Life. Our only question so far is about how to deal with a failed roll that threatens to grind the game to a halt. If you have other questions, post them to my on twitter, my e-mail, in the comments below or in the G+ thread I’ll start soon.
Creating: I’m writing up notes for some games-a-coming. I’ve been away from the gaming table for a few months now but I’m gearing up for an Urban Shadows game with visiting friends and a Burning Wheel game with some folks over Hang-outs.
It has me looking over the 7 Kings Mountains again, which is good fun.
Reading: The Iron Druid series, which is just like Dresden Files if it was written by a lesser author, started in the middle, and if he was accompanied by a cartoon dog.
Writing: Not much. Blog entries now and again.
Planning: Planning on completing the library’s long range planning process this weekend.
Reading: Halfway through ShipStar by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven.
Planning: Mowing the lawn and fixing the electric bike this weekend.
Creating: We’ll see!
Since you’re reading Shadow and Bone, you might also like Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Also set in a Weird Russia, circa WW1. Captures the sadness of Russian history but adds fallen extraterrestrial angels, golems, and things from the deep forest. I really liked it a lot.