Was away from home for a week and a half and didn’t look at Twitter or news or anything on the net except for Wikipedia a few times. Highly recommended.
Also managed to read some books, for once, so that was very nice too.
Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett
Nice enough, but I think it’s one of those I need to read a couple of times before I start to appreciate it.
Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell
My mother bought this for me in a secondhand store, so I didn’t know what to expect (and my mother thought it was sci-fi so neither did she). It’s sort of about the battle of Agincourt, but mostly about the main character, an English longbow archer, and various battles and events leading up to Agincourt.
It’s entertaining enough, but … there’s some mystical stuff which feels out of place and which kind of undermines the realism (not entirely certain how realistic things are, granted, and the author has clearly taken some liberties, but mostly the descriptions of how the battles are fought and such feel convincing enough).
Then I reread the 11 books in the Lost Fleet series by John G. Henry (under the pen name Jack Campbell) and the 4 books in the Lost Stars series (same universe and with many of the same characters as Lost Fleet). I don’t know how many times I’ve read them now, but I always get rather captivated by them, which is pleasant.
Sadly it doesn’t seem like there are new books on the way for either series. There’s a new prequel series, The Genesis Fleet, but I haven’t read it, and it doesn’t sound like it has any of the characters from the other series.