The Weekend Wrap-Up offers a little look at what I’m reading, the new books that came my way, and anything else I may have gotten up to this past week. I will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? and hopping around your blogs a little to see what the community has to share too! This past week I found myself with many deadlines, fingers crossed for me!
This is getting tougher every week. The exhaustion is wearing me down, and I think I’m in a blogging slump already? It’s hard to say but writing is super hard for me right now. Please bear with me!
As for what I’ve been doing, I’ve been mostly playing The Elder Scrolls Online. I love New World but I found I was logging in for the sake of it and ESO just appealed to me more this week.
I worked a little on levelling up my Antiquities (ESO’s archaeology skill) and earning tickets for the current Bounties of Blackwood event. These temporary seasonal events let you unlock unique mounts and things if you participate actively, and I really like this current one! I don’t think I’ll get him in time, but I am working towards at least being able to get the next one, perhaps. Also, it’s fun.
With all of that, I’ve found other things I want to work on, like doing my Undaunted pledges because that will unlock a decent ability for my Warden, and hopefully a few skill points from dungeons I haven’t done yet, and an alt or two, making a little gold as I play, things like that.
It is very lonely, my friends are all off playing and doing other things, but I enjoy it. I considered streaming it just to have some company but streaming is a bigger struggle for me than writing. It takes a lot of energy to be social and even semi-lively.
Myself and 3 other friends have also been preparing a new TTRPG game, one that I’ll be playing in, not running! This will not be Dungeons & Dragons, however, but the Dresden Files system with a kind of steampunk-gothic-horror theme.
Now, I’ve never read the books but that’s okay, as we’ve decided we’re playing in 1950s London which is super exciting and before the time of the books, and on a different continent! It’s an old city with lots of hidden areas, interesting history and folklore to play with. So we’ve been doing some group worldbuilding and I’ve been researching all sorts of neat tidbits that we can twist and add magic into along with the others. Of course, Ravenloft is out there and we also have that to contend with so we’ve got an interesting game on the horizon. I can’t wait.
So of course I’m now in the mood to read a bunch of books about London’s history and folklore, the Dresden Files, Alex Verus, and the Rivers of London. I really need to get cracking with Empire in Black and Gold.
I’ve been watching Pose series 3 this week. Thankfully BBC iPlayer has all three seasons so I’ve been able to catch that. Pose is such a well-made show, I’m sad to see it come to an end but… it’s also heartbreaking and I only have the finale left and I don’t know if I can do that today because I know it’s going to hurt but.. soon!
I also watched this week’s Drag Race UK which is picking up a bit. This week was the design challenge which is always fun to see the creativity and… not, of the queens.
On The Blog
I did partially write a post about New World’s queue problem earlier this week but I ran out of steam and it’s basically irrelevant now so never mind! I am planning to add my “currently playing games” to my sidebar some time, completely ripped off from Belghast.
Some good sales on Kindle this week! Already have books 1 for Foundation and the two Thrawn series so it was nice to snap up the next books in those series, and Rosemary’s Baby is a classic I am excited to read some day. Gotta love some demon kids, right?
Gosh I don’t know. I want to say I’ll read a load and get a review out and do great with my CBT but I’m having to take each day as it comes right now, and that’s okay.
How have your weeks been? Been up to anything you want to share? Please do in the comments! I love to hear from you.