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- Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce – Goodreads – Still reading this one, but I am much farther in! It’s so cute and pretty funny, I really like Max as a main character and the story has a lot more depth to it than I thought it would initially. It’s still light-hearted fun, but it has some great heartfelt moments.
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Goodreads – This is my book club’s pick for Jan/Feb, and I really need to get started on it so I can get the discussion questions ready to go. I’m only a few pages in, but I hope to devote more time to it before the end of the week.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Perhaps not the best game to play while having a very low mental health week, but I’m finding it somewhat helpful in processing some of my own thoughts. It’s an interesting game, with an incredible story so far. Senua is a celt and her village was attacked by the Northmen (Vikings), and it follows her as she fights to recover the soul of her love while also battling her own mental illness. It’s done in a way that is disorienting to the player. She has visions and things in the world shift and change, enemies manifest, and she deals with a stream of voices both helpful and negative. I’m about a little over halfway through it, and so far I think it’s well done.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – This is one of my favorite Fantasy RPG’s, and it’s criminally underrated. So I decided to pop in my old copy and start it up again, just to see how it’s held up. The answer to that is extremely well, better than most games have actually. Fantasy book lovers will recognize the man behind the lore, R.A. Salvatore! It has a ton of details, really great visuals for its time period, excellent controls, and some great world building. If you have a love for RPG’s I definitely recommend it, or even just watching some playthroughs on Youtube if you have nowhere to play it.