reading wednesday

Sep. 29th, 2016 01:30 am
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On Wednesday! But not from this Wednesday. I opened the post window to write about something else and found this.

• What are you reading?

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. I love the art; everyone has their own face, so real and individual that if I met these people on the street I would recognize them. What it focuses on and what it looks away from feel appropriate to that one summer when you are coming to grips with the fact that boobs apply to you -- not some future you, who will have become a woman and understood all those things that you will understand when you're older, but the real you, the you that you are.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Audiobook of Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut, read by Stanley Tucci. I just wanted Stanley Tucci to read me a bedtime story. I was delighted to find Breakfast of Champions still good! Still sexist, yeah, but 70% less annoying than Even Cowgirls Get The Blues. Maybe because Vonnegut isn't kidding himself that he understands women? The biggest change it has undergone is that thirty years ago, "asshole" and the n-word were about equally shocking.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee, for SF book group.


Checked out from the library:

This one summer / Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki.
Deathless / Catherynne M. Valente.
Six-gun Snow White / Catherynne M. Valente ; with illustrations by Charlie Bowater.
The eyes of the dragon : a story / by Stephen King ; with illustrations by David Palladini.
A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman.
The grand Sophy / Georgette Heyer.

The hunger games [videorecording]
Man up [videorecording] /
Far from the madding crowd [videorecording] /
Fortitude [videorecording] /
Deadpool [videorecording] /
Orphan black. Season three /

Dogs : a startling new understanding of canine origin, behavior, and evolution / Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger.
Dog tricks : fun and games for your clever canine / Mary Ray, Justine Harding.
Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis / Mark Binelli.
Zombie spaceship wasteland : a book / by Patton Oswalt.
Second reading : notable and neglected books revisited / Jonathan Yardley
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed.
When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Eyes bigger than my... eyes, I guess?

Hallo Yulegoat!

Sep. 29th, 2016 02:30 am
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Dear Yuletide author,

'lo there! Thanks so much in advance for writing for me this year!

some introductory chit-chat )

BSG 78 (Apollo, Adama) )

The 10th Kingdom (Wolf, Virginia) )

Chocolat (Anouk, Vianne) )

Indiana Jones (Indy, Marion) )

Thanks again for writing for me this year; I will love any story that you make for me <3

(no subject)

Sep. 29th, 2016 02:24 am
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This election is turning into the Vorrutyer inheritance plot from A Civil Campaign - Trump has to win, or else the law is going to be free to take him down. And he's not going to win. Between the "charitable giving" and the tax evasion and the non-payment and now apparently the deals with still-under-embargo Cuba, someone is going to have to get something to stick. As it is, I gather the Trump kids are mad about the negative impact dad's campaign is having on business.

A Mermaid and Cat Lovin' Birthday

Sep. 28th, 2016 08:12 pm
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For my sister in mermaid and cat loving, Happy Birthday, [personal profile] claudia603!!! I hope you have had a most excellent day off and Helo and Merlin have been good cuddle buddies to start you off in a year full of love and happiness!!!! Here's some pics I found that I had to share with you:

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On This Day

Sep. 28th, 2016 10:31 am
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 950 years ago, William the Conqueror landed in England to begin the Norman Conquest and the provision of possible subplots for Game of Thrones.  Oh, and to test the English vocabulary absorption system.

(It was in Wikipedia.)

Eep, late Birthday greeting!!!

Sep. 27th, 2016 08:46 pm
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Happy Belated Birthday, [personal profile] hederahelix!!!! I hope it was the beginning of a great year for you of good health, fun, and way better air travel karma, my friend!!!

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Here are some rose of sharon blooms to put on your cyber table. *hugs*

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Sep. 27th, 2016 12:39 pm
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 to [personal profile] selenak !  Keep those pictures coming!  Gorgeously glorious day!

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Sep. 26th, 2016 09:30 pm
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 to [personal profile] helens78 !  Have a truly wonderful day!

Requiescat in Pace

Sep. 25th, 2016 07:48 pm
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Arnold Palmer, golf champion

Seriously, when I was 9, he was All Over the Place. He was Mr. Golf.

Round 5,270,009

Sep. 25th, 2016 02:10 pm
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Still trying to get a handle on single women.

(no subject)

Sep. 25th, 2016 12:11 am
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... how tf is the 1995 Pride and Prejudice a yuletide fandom? P&P fic is its own damn industry, and the characterization from the Firth/Ehle film is imo quite dominant.

2 for Birthdays!!!

Sep. 24th, 2016 06:14 pm
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Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] romeny and [livejournal.com profile] ladysnaps!!!

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Here's some ElijahBlue reflected skies in Greenbelt Lake to brighten your day.

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In Memoriam

Sep. 24th, 2016 02:18 pm
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short story sale!

Sep. 23rd, 2016 11:30 am
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My story "Don't Look Back" will appear in Not One of Us in 2017. It's a first-time sale to a publication I greatly admire.

It is officially autumn, so of course we are bracing for another heat wave. But my kitchen is well-stocked with pumpkin products.

I am finally reading Gemma Files' Experimental Film, and it's even more brilliant than I had been led to believe.

Bagginess Birthday!!!!

Sep. 22nd, 2016 09:05 pm
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Happy Birthday to Bilbo, Frodo, and especially, oft forgotten, early draft Bingo!!!

I went on a very Shire-like hike on Saturday morning in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County, and saw some things that should accompany the Bagginess on all their hikes.


Woods full of ferns and mosses gentle on the feet.

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Birthday Spam!!!

Sep. 20th, 2016 09:54 pm
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] lbilover!!!!! I hope it is a wonderful one, my friend! I bring you turtles (various sliders and snappers) and wood ducks from Greenbelt Lake to help you celebrate. May your year be full of love and happiness.



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 And he tells all sorts of neat stories

Other stuff's political.
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