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  1. 47. Ancillary Justice. I've had this on my Audible account for years, but only just got round to listening to it. I really liked the start and overall premise, but overall I don't think I loved the story as much as I expected, or as others have based on what I've read about it. Previously:
  2. Also, wtf was that with in 2.7? Whatever the point of what was went way over my head.
  3. ... and done with season 2. I think I agree with most of the comments above. I did utterly love 2.6, but not so sure about the finale - it feels like the inclusion of might tip things over the edge. Still, it was a thoroughly enjoyable series. I really hope they can finish it well.
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    Yesterday my four year old son identified Federer on TV and started chanting, "Roger, Roger, Roger!" Shame he fucking lost, but still - a memorable moment. Next step is to program him to believe two-handed backhands are evil.
  5. Was just reading a review of 2.6, which made a really great point: in some respects it's extremely reminiscent of the Leftovers' episode titled The Garveys at Their Best. (Another brilliant episode from one of my favourite shows).
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    Gutted, I was very up for a Federer-Nadal semi.
  7. Man, I just watched 2.6 and it was absolutely mindfuckingly brilliant. I had my doubts that they'd be able to expand the narrative in season 2 and keep it all together, but I've been proven very, very wrong so far.
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    Man, so jealous. To get to see him play like that live, and I bet the atmosphere was amazing too.
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    You have tickets? Wish I'd got them this time - the tennis has been consistently great. This tournament is often a bit hit and miss. Incredible tennis from Federer tonight - completely dominated Djokovic from the start - I definitely wasn't expecting that outcome.
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    I'm wondering when Medvedev last missed a backhand. It might well have been last year.
  11. Ah, thanks, hadn't thought of that.
  12. I'm about to start season 2, but need a refresher. Did anyone find a good recap? I've tried a couple off YouTube, but neither helped much.
  13. Just finished Celeste. Admittedly I'm very late to this party, but it really is incredible. You continually face sections that you initially have no idea how you'll ever pass, and then five minutes later you're nailing them with ridiculous muscle memory dexterity. The balancing, mechanics and expanding difficulty/toolset are all perfectly judged. Also, huge credit to the story, which works perfectly alongside the gameplay, each complementing and enhancing the other - I'm not sure I've ever seen a story so naturally embedded in a game. I especially loved the way the final level was actually easier, rather than harder as you'd expect, which also underlined and supported the narrative. I'm blown away. Ps. 2,229 deaths.
  14. 46. Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed. His previous book, Black Box Thinking, was one of my favourite non-fiction titles of recent years. This treads similar ground and is perhaps slightly less revelatory for that reason, but I still found it fascinating. I love books that look at studies to understand how our brains work and why people behave in the ways we do. Previously:
  15. 45. The Feast of the Goat. I've had this on my Kindle for ages - I seem to recall because it was recommended on here. It's definitely a very good book, but I found the sustained bleakness made it a difficult read at times. Previously:
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