Day 28. 67 pages, 31,740 words.
Well, might as well make this a week-long series at this point, right?
Getting there. Not much to report today, I overslept and don’t have much time to do anything, but hopefully I’ll pick up again after a great start to the week and a bit of a mid-week slump due to extreme shitpiles of work.
Funny thing, I think I felt brighter and cheerier after staying up until 04:00 and then getting three hours’ sleep than I do going to bed at 23:00 and getting four. Of course, neither case is particularly sustainable, but maybe I’m still more of a night person than a morning one. Even though it’s a bit of a moot point in Finland at this time of year.
 Yes, I old-farted out of my all-nighter at four in the morning, got a couple of hours’ shut-eye and then got up and went to work. Fresh as a daisy and happy as Larry. Damn Larry.
We sat up to finish the final two episodes of Broadchurch last night, which was why I overslept. Totally worth it. It was a bit of a harrowing journey but I liked the way it ended, and the solution of the murder all fell together nicely. Looking forward to seeing what they manage for Season 2. In the meantime, I might look up this True Detective I have heard positive things about. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does not appear to be on Netflix yet.
I finally finished reading Banks’s Surface Detail. A very cool story with a lot of nice settings and interesting characters (the Falling Outside the Normal Moral Constraints was hardcore), and a really interesting premise, but all in all I’m not sure if it really came together as a story. Indeed, after some of his other books, this one came across as having been written by someone else entirely. Somehow.
I’m very willing to give the late Mr. Banks the benefit of the doubt on this one, though, because of my ridiculously distracted and broken-up reading experience. I was lucky to manage a couple of pages a day. In fact, looking at my schedule, I think I have been writing books faster than I have been reading them right now. So I really didn’t give this one a chance.
And I’m pretty sure I missed something, because the reveal of the character’s identity at the end was probably supposed to be a big meaningful surprise, but I have no idea who he was. So it’s probably from one of the Culture books that I have not yet read.