That kind of sums up how I'm feeling at the moment. It's nearly 9pm and my house is still hot, I'm definitely not a hot weather person.
I've been away from the internet lately as I have been busy reading and catching up on DVDs this past week. I've caught up on my recent release horrors and I can honestly say that there was not one good one amongst them (!) apart from The Thing - Prequel which I did enjoy; the special affects were pretty good.
I re-watched Kick Ass (twice) - which has to be the coolest movie of the decade (I love the Big Daddy Warehouse scene) - it has the lot, great story, great visual, great acting and a fantastic score. The violence is pretty intense, but somehow acceptable because you know it's based on a comic strip. Plus, it's pretty real as the characters really do get hurt. I love it.
I finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King and what a relief it was to read something by him that I could enjoy once again. It was a great premise - if you could go back in time would you stop the assassination of President Kennedy? It isn't a task that is taken lightly and the outcome sends ripples through time that are disastrous. There were some seriously 'corny' elements which annoyed me and I guess King must be a dud in bed as his love scenes were terrible. BUT, on the whole it was a damn good story which had me wanting to know how it was going to end.
My audio book at the moment is a little gem! I picked it up at the library and apparently it was initially a Podcast read by the author (Scott Sigler) who has a cult following. I am finding the narration a little iffy - it's extremely American and one of the character voices comes across sounding like a gay character from South Park. However, Infected is infectious - it's a great story about a biological threat to humans - those who are infected become murderous psychopaths. Just my type of novel. What I really like about it though are the biological elements which are taken from real life science and make the story feel quite plausible.
If you have read a great sci fi or horror lately I'd love to know about it. It's so hard finding something new to read.