Weeknotes: Week 40 of 2023
It’s finally starting to feel like fall but I’m worried that the transition from sweltering to chilly was a bit too abrupt. Either way I’m all too happy to sink into spooky books and drink more tea that usual.
Decided to switch the Week Links into a Weeknotes post inspired by others that I’ve seen people doing.
📖 What I’m Reading:
- Still making my way through “A Day of Fallen Night” by Samantha Shannon. The book is so large I end up saving my reading for before bed and first thing in the morning. The hardest part of any fantasy for me is learning all the names and terminology so I’m using copious amounts of sticky tabs (the blue is for every time a new character shows up 😅). Enjoying it so far though 🐉
🎧 What I’m Listening to:
- The HALIDONMUSIC classical playlist for villains has been my go-to playlist for work followed by the trusty Lo-fi Girl (Halloween Edition 🎃) for seasonally appropriate ambience.
📺 What I’m Watching:
- Finished “The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting” which was okay but probably had the most toothless iteration of yakuza that I’ve seen in a while. For a similar storyline I definitely preferred “Buddy Daddies”.
- Started “Castlevania: Nocturne” and I am excited for the story but I already feel like it’s a bit rushed. I hope they are able to get more seasons going because the cast of characters are pretty interesting.
📚What I’m Studying:
- I am learning about web3 and the resulting terminology since my current part-time job requires knowledge of that field. It’s a bit tedious but I’m trying to enjoy the experience of simply learning something new.
- Lots and lots of vocabulary flashcards in preparation for JLPT N1 in December.
- Went to my first themed cafe in a while, the Black Butler cafe since there will be a new season. Black Butler events usually go all-in on the aesthetic but this one was a bit lacking. The official art was still plenty cute though.
* Got my copy of Percy Jackson – The Chalice of the Gods and I’m excited to read this one. I am still a couple books behind with the final Trials of Apollo and The Sun and The Star left before this one to avoid any spoilers.
💻 Interesting Links:
Largehearted Boy 🔗 https://largeheartedboy.com A blog that combines books and music. I particularly love looking through the author-curated playlists for books that I’ve read or are interested in reading.
🪦 The London Dead 🔗 https://thelondondead.blogspot.com/ A blog about various cemeteries and the histories behind their graves and monuments.