📚 The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

33/2022 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1980 Hugo Best Novel

The story of the construction of humanity’s first space elevator, tied to the history of the (semi-fictional) island that serves as its base. An easy read, concerned primarily with exploring how such an engineering feat might happen, and without any real antagonist or great interpersonal dramas.

Michael holding The Fountains of Paradise

🎥 Red Notice

Red Notice (2021): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: A perfect Sunday afternoon bit of lighthearted silliness. Ryan Reynolds and The Rock play their very comfortable default characters, and Gal Godot looks gorgeous while playing the two men off of each other. Funny, with entertaining action set pieces, and absolutely nothing that will greatly engage the brain. Just what we were in the mood for.