Reading: Still doing the real-time read of A Discovery of Witches — today is a day off.  I’m also reading Metro 2033.  I bought the book on Kindle a while ago, but the formatting has major problems (poor paragraph formatting, chapter titles replaced with black bars like on a censored government document, and more) so I ended up returning the Kindle edition and getting the paperback, which is MUCH better.  Note: the trailer above is based more on the video game series than the books.  In the books, the main character (Artyom) is in the metro with his mother when their station is overcome by rats and is handed over to his foster dad then.  Apparently, in the games, his mother never makes it down into the metro in the first place.

Watching:  Dancing with the Stars still, of course.

Playing: Yes, I got rid of “listening.”  But, since you can “play” music, I can mention it here if needed, or down in “obsessing” so, nothing lost.  This is now a video game section, essentially, with a bit of board game stuff every now and then.  So, what have I been playing?  My husband got the remastered Bioshock collection over the weekend, and I’ve been playing it on “easy mode,” which I don’t usually do.  I’m not a huge 1st person shooter player, though, and I’m more interested in the story and world building, so I decided to play on “easy” in order to focus on the story.

Doing: Going to writing events, writing, all the stuff in the other sections.

Planning:  Events and fun for NaNoWriMo this year, as well as a bit of stuff related to what I’m writing.  I’ll be tackling a bit of the sequel to The Lion and the Eagle, entitled The Bear and the Rising Sun.  It covers the war years, which are, of course, very different in this alternate history.

Writing:  Polishing up a bit of The Lion and the Eagle to read at my critique group tomorrow.

Obsessing Over: Halloween!  It’s almost here!