I want to start off this post by apologising for not posting my thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV‘s seasonal event, The Maiden’s Rhapsody. With retail employees most dreaded day, Black Friday, happening last week, I didn’t have time to finish the event, let alone write about it. Rest assured that post is coming this week. Don’t worry, I have learnt from my mistakes and I am being more organised with my blogging, in preparation for Daily December. Now that is out of the way, let’s talk about what I been getting up to last week.
What have I been reading?
I finally finished IT! I won’t talk too much about the ending, so don’t worry about spoilers, but what I will say is I’m not sure how they are going to adapt it in the film. I suspect they may cut bit out or tone down what happens. I will say that the last third of the book isn’t as strong as the rest of the novel. It becomes a little unfocused and there are parts that could have been cut out and would not have been impacted by their absence. Still, if you are a Stephen King fan, I would recommend you read, if you haven’t already; however if you have never read a Stephen King novel before, I suggest starting with something like The Shining.
Aside from It, I have also read Prince of Thrones by Mark Lawrence, which is about a prince trying to avenge the deaths of some of his family. I did enjoy it but wouldn’t say it was one of the best books I read this year. In fact, it has the opposite problem that It does, its too short and if some parts of the plot had been expanded on, I probably would have enjoyed Prince of Thorns more. It also has the whole switching between flashbacks and present day thing, just like It, and I’ve had my fill of flashbacks as a literary device for the time being. At the moment, I am now reading A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish, a book I read a few years ago, but I cannot remember what it is about at all.
What have I been playing?
Not a lot, thanks to real life. I haven’t played anymore of Assassin’s Creed Origins, although I want to pick that up again next week. I’ve dabbled in Elder Scrolls Online, mainly because of the Crown Crate giveaway that’s currently happening. I also haven’t touched Final FAntasy XIV at all. So what have I been playing? A game Kim at Later Levels recommended, Untold Stories. Kim does a great job of selling this game, so I recommend you read her post on it. I’ve only completed two episodes but I’m loving it so far. It was also a Humble Bundle game I owned but hadn’t yet played, so that’s an added bonus!
What am I blogging about this week?
On Tuesday, I will have the Final Fantasy XIV‘s seasonal event, The Maiden’s Rhapsody, post up. Since I will have earned 3 crates, on Thursday I will be looking at the what the Elder Scrolls Online Crown Crates give you. Then Friday is 1st December, so Daily December begins! That post will see the return of the Disney Classics Challenge with me talking about Bambi. On Saturday, there will be the last Humble Monthly post of the year and on Sunday, the next X-Men: The Animated Series episode post will be up.
And that has been my week! Was your week as crazy and hectic as mine? Let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you soon!