Read the beginning of Ancillary Sword and fell asleep to Xabec – Closing The Circle. Feels amazing to be able to use earbuds again. :) The beginning of the novel is a bit clunky. It feels to me like Leckie is trying hard to put everything in context without over-repeating herself too much, and it reads rather fastidious. Lacks the subtlety of the exposition (or non-exposition, of sorts) of the beginning of Ancillary Justice.
Listened to Adversary at home and then headed out for lunch with a friend. Listened to Haujobb – Vertical Theory in the bus. I took her to Naniwa-ya and we had lengthy discussions about dyeing. Then I went to gare d'Austerlitz to buy my train tickets to Toulouse for my tattoo session in May. :)
Had a long walk home, listening to Klangstabil, Trust and DSTR. Met a few people in the street, bums, punks and odd job city people and talked to them. It's nice to have the time and mental space to connect with people. Also, I am sometimes afraid I look scary but apparently I don't.
Once at home, I put Rome on, then Pretentious, Moi? (First try, after hearing the I Die:You Die guys raving about it, it was good! A recent goth band that I don't feel like making fun of, I'll take it!) Then Poordream – Ninetynine and FKA Twigs – LP1.
We watched the finale of Broadchurch. Mild spoilers: it wrapped things up nicely but was in my opinion very predictable. I made bets (with myself, since Math wasn't in a playful mood) and was 2/3 right. Honestly, I feel like this season was well executed regarding the depiction of the emotional impact of it all, but the investigation was a big let down. The series is coming back with a third season. Why not. But I'm not super excited about it.