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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I watched Amazing Spider Man 2 last night. It’s hard to say much without spoilers but I just found it…forgettable. Weird because it’s beautifully shot and actually sticks to the general tone of the comic books but something just doesn’t grab me in the same way. Weird.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    One more ep. of The Returned to go. Man it’s GREAT. I stayed up too late watching it on Friday.

    I need to pick Echopraxia back up.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Friday I played bridge with some friends, and was overjoyed when one of them had an extra ticket for Saturday’s Giants-Dodgers game.

    So yesterday I attended the worst baseball game ever played.Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I am sitting in Logan right now and waiting for my flight. It is always weird seeing people you haven’t seen or really talked to in 10 years and reconnecting instantly and then going back to your own life. There is also something lonely about traveling home solo from a wedding.

    I picked up The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig.Report

    • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

      I missed it the other day, so: Happy Belated Birthday.

      I kind of like flying home from events alone, especially if I have a good book or movie. It allows me time to unwind.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw says:

        @tod-kelly

        Thank you!

        There are times I like this as well and I had a really good time. This flight was a bit too crowded though. In complete coincidence, I sat next to the same people on both flights.Report

  5. Avatar aaron david says:

    Reading the new Ellroy. So very, very good.Report

  6. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I’m in desperate need of a few novels to tackle. Anyone want to suggest a thriller or murder mystery series? I don’t really do fantasy or sci-fi.Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      What sort of thrillers and/or mysteries do you especially enjoy? I’ve read & readers’-advisored a lot in those genres, if you throw out some authors on the “Mike likes this” list, I could make some suggestions…Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        Maribou,

        My favorites are Vince Flynn (sadly no longer with us), Brad Thor, David Baldacci and Daniel Silva. I know Thor and Silva both have books coming out soon in the series that I read but I’d like to plug into something new in the meantime.Report

      • Avatar Maribou says:

        How do you feel about Lee Child? (triangulating…)Report

      • Avatar Maribou says:

        @mike-dwyer I’m a bit out of my ballpark, not having read any of those authors – though Flynn and Silva have been on my “to read” list for ages.

        Have you read Dunn’s Spycatcher, or anything by Tom Rob Smith (eg Child 44)? Eisler’s John Rain series?

        Mysterywise, I might suggest Michael Connolly? I know he’s been out for a while but the early Harry Bosch books, especially, are very good. Or maybe if you are in the mood for a bit of snark, Robert Crais? I think the first book is called The Monkey’s Raincoat…Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        @maribou

        I haven’t read any of the Childs books though I may be one of the only people who enjoyed the Jack Reacher movie.

        I have read the entire Rain series (wish he would do another). Have not read Dunn or Smith.Report

      • Avatar Maribou says:

        @mike-dwyer Well, I have read – and enjoyed – some of the Child books, so that would be my suggestion. Maybe if you’re in the mood for something less spare, try the ones he wrote with Douglas Preston? The first one of those, chronologically, is The Lost Island, and there’s a PDF with the first 49 pages online.Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

        Maribou,

        Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll get some Childs books reserved.

        I started ‘The Finisher’ by David Baldacci last night. So far it feels like he is trolling the YA/dystopian genre. Hoping it gets better fast.Report

  7. Avatar Maribou says:

    Have I mentioned that Dman’s wife and I watch Outlander every Sunday night together? ‘Cause we do. Also still watching that Tin Man miniseries. And I watched Bourne with Jay.

    Readingwise, another 10 books or so, including the latest in a series of lesbian pulp parody/pastiches, some kid’s books, some paranormal fiction, an annoying bell hooks book, and Guy Delisle’s very amusing User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting. Oh, and I’ve started working my way through a book that Boegiboe gave me, about the history of the Galileo Project. Its fact : plot ratio is a lot higher than I’ve been used to lately, but the topic is so interesting! Also, I listened to the first of the Dresden Files books – I’m planning to do an all-audiobook “reread” of those. James Marsters is pleasant on the ears.Report

  8. Avatar Will Truman says:

    My eyes are very sensitive to the sun. I’m now at the beach. Which means that I am pretty much in pain any time I am outside of the condo. Which means that I need to wear my contacts instead of glasses (so that I can wear sunglasses). The contacts i have are… not right. So I can barely read, or I can’t. This has put a crimp in my ability to consume media.

    It also means I am squinting a lot, which is a strain on the eyes. Not as big a strain as with the sun, but I cannot seem to win any which way.Report