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April 2019

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Pushed myself to start the book group book (Ra) today, despite my developing Stardew Valley addiction and am glad I did - it's really good! I think I'm quite likely to get it finished even though it's long - it's clipping along at a fair old rate and I'm really enjoying it. One of the things book group and getting back into reading new fiction generally has made me realise is that I have a strong bias towards protagonists who take action - it doesn't have to be successful, or even the right action. Protagonists who just sort of wander around and things happen to them tend to really annoy me. As such, I'm really liking Ra, because whatever her other faults, Laura definitely takes action! I really like her as a character, actually, although I suspect that by the end of the book I might like her twin more, and that's a big part of why.

Stardew Valley has definitely sucked me in again - I am now married to Leah and saving up to buy a big coop for my chickens/dinosaurs. I've also been out Stardew Valley-ing in real life again - the garden is getting started, I've planted up the wheelbarrow, radishes are sprouting, it's all very exciting. The next job will be to actually eat up all the winter greens from the trug so I can refresh the soil and re-plant it for this year!

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