First of all, I feel like everyone is going to judge me for playing The Sims when I’m supposed to be resting my tennis elbow, but playing hurts it surprisingly little, and I only played it for a few hours one or two days last week. Plus I need to do something to relieve stress.
Second, I feel like I gave everyone who’s never played the wrong idea about the game last week. It’s usually not so sad or serious. For example, I’m pretty sure sims can date the grim reaper if they want to. I tend to play on the realistic end of the spectrum, but even then it’s still often silly and weird. Here’s my Sims Pinterest board if you want a laugh!
But the game can be serious depending how you play it, as proven by this funny, touching, heartbreaking tale about a homeless sim and her verbally abusive father. I think I might’ve actually cried the first time I read it. Even in my own games, it never ceases to amaze me how realistic sims are and how they have actual personalities beyond just what you make them do.
Also on the topic of The Sims, I had another thing happen that I’d never seen before. My sim had a drink from the bar, and instead of waiting to finish before using the bathroom, I kid you not, he set his drink down on top of the urinal, peed, then picked his drink back up and kept drinking.
Who even thought to code that into the game??? Seriously, how did that conversation among the game designers even go?
Team Leader: “Ok, so what different actions should we make sims able to do while drinking bar drinks?”
Person 1: “Walk around.”
Person 2: “Talk to other sims.”
Person 3: “Pee in urinals!”
Team Leader: “Fantastic idea! Someone get on that immediately!”
Because that’s not weird at all o.0 Is that like a thing that men do that I don’t know about? Seems highly unsanitary. He didn’t even wash his hands!
Anyway, I think I’ve talked enough about urinals to last the week, so moving on…
My Amazon wishlists, which is how I keep track of books I’m interested in, will no longer allow me to filter by price drop or sort by price. It’s also an infinite scroll now instead of pages. I’m not happy about either of these things. My wishlist has nearly 1000 books, so I literally cannot even scroll to the end of it because it would take forever and because my computer is slow and just freezes because it can’t handle that much on one page. So now I can’t even see all the books I’ve saved -_- Update: It still sorts and filters on the mobile site. But it’s still annoying to have to use my phone if I want to look at my TBR.
Also, I’m sure you’ve all heard that there are going to be three more books in the Shatter Me series. I’m torn because I enjoyed the books, but they didn’t leave much of an impression on me, and I’ve pretty much already forgotten everything about them and therefore am not invested anymore. But it’s going to be dual POV with Warner’s POV, and I liked his POV in the novella, so… *sigh* I’ll probably just read them if my library gets the ebooks.
Books I Received for Review:
First two were from Dreamspinner, third was from Curiosity Quills, and fourth was from Xpresso Book Tours.
Books I Finished:
I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. Or maybe just reading the wrong books for my mood. So I haven’t gotten that much reading done. Hyde was pretty good though. And Gone by the Board was quick and sweet, which was what I wanted at the time, so I enjoyed it.
Song of the Week:
No song or video this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared ten interesting and funny book titles.
– I reviewed Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples and mostly talked about how I’m pretty sure Robot IV is depressed.
– I reviewed Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat, which was great and totally not the Stockholm Syndrome erotica I feared it would be.
– I reviewed When Twilight Burns by Colleen Gleason, another juicy, sass-filled book in a great historical urban fantasy series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)