This list has some reads for me, I bet. Already listening to the audio version of Delicious Foods, and I could check out She Weeps Each Time You're Born, Irritable Hearts, and The Country of Ice Cream Star (though that last title is likely the only "global pandemic slaughters the majority of the population" novels I will subject myself to for a while). Currently I'm reading another 2015 release, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye, Marie Mutsuki Mockett's personal account of Japan's ongoing project to recover from 2011's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.
It's good to read some newer books. While I still dislike the way so many things seem to be written these days with book clubs in mind, and the fact that too many synopses sound like writing prompts (chara is irrelevant, it's all about the BIG IDEA), it's nice to see what other people are thinking right now, rather than what they thought ten or fifteen years ago. Or even longer ago than that.
New books, new music, new anime and TV. My brain does feel less sluggish, and my mood has improved. This is probably a key way to not get old, at least to prevent aging prematurely.
Welp, I just read that Harry Shearer, the voice of over 100 charas in The Simpsons, is leaving the show. This after they announce the end of DVD season sets. Seriously, we have to let this show go. It has turned into a legacy product, like Blondie and Dagwood and Prince Valiant, which doggedly refuse to leave the comics pages of newspapers even though nobody would miss them. The Simpsons costs more to produce, though. Just think what Fox could do with that money. Probably they could try two or three new series, considering they were prepared to spend $14 million on Harry Shearer alone.