Tell Me Tuesday #58


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I haven’t really been reading this month, so I have nothing finished so far this week. I’ve been doing a lot of vegging out and playing video games. My mental state hasn’t been the best these past few days and I’m still having some stomach issues, so I’ve been a bit too tired to actually delve deeply into anything.

Current Reads

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – This is a new to me author and a much-needed sci-fi pick, plus it’s a rather short audio and I really need that right now.
  • Unfinished Tales by J.R.R Tolkien – We have just finished the section devoted to the Children of Hurin. It’s interesting to see Christopher’s first run through of the story, which is shorter, after seeing a quick version in The Silmarillion and reading the full-length novel. It’s just as striking and sad the third time around. We are now learning more about the Second Age and Numenor.

Other Updates

I’ve been hooked on achievement hunting on my Xbox this past week. For those that don’t play games, you get little achievements whenever you do a specific task like hit a certain area of the game or find hidden items. I’m super competitive about everything including the score that you rack up from getting achievements…so I’ve been working on smashing my friend’s scores and playing catch up with a few others.

Currently Playing: Broken Sword 5 – The Serpents Curse (A point and click adventure that’s pretty interesting and has some great humor)

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm – I played this when it first came out years ago, but on PlayStation. So I bought a bundle of all of the games when they were on sale and I’ve been revisiting an old fav. It’s a fighting game with a side of RPG elements to it.

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6 Responses to Tell Me Tuesday #58

  1. I hope you will be feeling yourself again soon. The Unfinished Tales looks interesting. I really should reread the LOTR series and read all the other books too.

  2. Greg says:

    I like Unfinished Tales more and more as it goes. The Second Age and Third Age background stuff fascinates me, as does the stuff about the wizards and all that.

  3. I love the cover for Binti. Now that Sebastian has found my Tolkien books I have been wanting to read them. I think I am going to start with re-reading The Hobbit.

    I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Gosh, I didn’t know there were a lot of point and click games. Can you suggest some? Playing platform and survival games make me nevous, ha ha, so I just watch others play and help figure out puzzles and navagate. I played a point and click game way back when Baz was little called Blazing Dragons that I loved, but at that time there weren’t any others. Thanks for TMTing. 💜

    • Isn’t it gorgeous?! The story so far matches it perfectly.

      There are a ton of point and click games! If you plan on playing on the laptop I suggest using Steam (it’s basically a store site that you download onto your computer, and you can purchase and download your games from there, It keeps them in a library for you and you can redownload them at any time.) and browsing the endless supply. If you are okay with dark humor then Sam and Max are really good. The Deponia games are fun as well, though quirky. TellTale Games (the company) puts out some amazing point and click games for things like Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, etc. Myst is a good one as well and is more scenic than the others, a bit slower as well and more about puzzle solving. There is even a Back to the Future game! I’m going to start one soon called Broken Age that seems like it might be a more emotionally driven one with some sci-fi and fantasy elements. There are so many! If you have a preference on what kind of genre or experience you might want let me know and I’m sure I can point you towards some.

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