Nov 19, 2023


I took this week off, and just lazed around at home. I’ve still got a bunch of days to use by the end of the year, so I’ve also arranged to take every other Friday off until the end of the year (with a little more around Christmas), too.

Then the next big break will be in April for the Japan trip.


This week I read:

Once again, I’m running low on space for fiction. I have 552 fiction books right now, and think I have the space for maybe 30 more. Unfortunately, this time, I really do think I’ve reached the limit for how many bookcases I can cram into one room. I could take over my spare bedroom with books, but (1) I never go in there so I’d never see them, which kind of defeats the point of having nice full bookshelves, and (2) it’ll be difficult enough when I eventually have to move out, without getting yet more furniture.

So I think I’m going to have to slow down on the fiction-buying. Maybe curate my collection a bit, getting rid of some books I’m not going to read again. I still have space for nonfiction, so I’ll probably start reading more of that.

It’s a hard life, being a bookworm.

Roleplaying Games

The Halls of Arden Vul

A little bittersweet this week. We hit the 6 month mark, which is great, and I wrote a long post on the RPG blog about my experiences running Arden Vul. But one of the players had to drop out, so now we’re down to two (not including myself) again.

It does feel like I’ve exhausted the RPG-capability of this one small community. Everyone who has some interest in RPGs has been recruited by now, there’s just one person left and another I’ve managed to recruit from elsewhere. And we’ve all exhausted our RPG-playing friends.

I don’t really want to have to publicly advertise for new players, and trial people who none of us know, but it’s looking more and more unavoidable.