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  1. Ah. I see other West End performers have been on it as well. A UK version of Law and Order to some extent, if not in idea or plot but transitional career moves.
  2. I'm now on S3 of The Magicians and I'm glad I gave it another go. Elliot and Margot are pure gold. The S2 episode with the Les Miz sequence sent me down a rabbit hole though. I could not get One Day More out of my head (not necessarily the worst problem). Having never seen Les Miz in any form I watched the 25th anniversary concert which formally introduced me to the incredible talent that is Ramin Karimloo who played Enjolras. I wound up watching the 25th anniversary presentation of The Phantom of the Opera right after and he was incredible. I was so moved by his voice and each movement and gesture. I saw Phantom during the first year in Toronto with Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine. I was a senior in high school and it's something that's stayed with me these 29 years later (29 years ago, good lord) and I was amazed that something/someone could top that for me. As far as Ramin Karimloo goes, I'm truly sad to be so far behind on him. I spent a while watching various YouTube clips like the 2014 Tony awards where he was nominated for playing Jean Valjean. I also watched some clips of Love Never Dies which is a thing that should never have happened. Anyways I'm hooked and have a Google alert set though it's pretty fruitless. He's touring UK with his band currently and also filming something called Holby City and is otherwise booked solid into 2020 with no plans for America including Broadway. Ah well.
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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    It's pretty great! Let the dream casting begin.
  4. I thought the first few seasons were pretty good but now? Eesh. Anyways, our pain and suffering is coming to an end. https://deadline.com/2019/01/vikings-to-end-season-6-final-season-followup-series-spinoff-history-michael-hirst-mgm-tv-1202528772/
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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Very excited for The Wicked King and King of Scars this month! Re: TA and NR I saw some of it on Instagram. It was kneejerk and ill-advised but I still have her book on my TBR. It wasn't cool at all, but I'll chalk it up to youthful emotion? and hope it was a learning moment. In other YA author news, this is just crazypants. http://www.pajiba.com/miscellaneous/author-kathleen-hale-who-stalked-goodreads-reviewer-to-release-new-essay-collection.php
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    I finished with 33/25. Pretty pleased with that. I started the year in a reading funk and decided to try something completely different to get me back into my groove. The first two books I read this year were regency romance books by Tessa Dare. They were delightful and exactly what I needed to get out of my rut. My favourite book this year: The Song of Achilles Honourable mentions: Spinning Silver, American War, Bring Up The Bodies, and Tell The Wolves I'm Home Most recent first, this is what I've read this year: Down Among the Sticks and Bones - Seanan McGuire (audiobook) The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry (audiobook) Lethal White - Robert Galbraith (audiobook) The Song of Achilles - Madeleine Miller (audiobook) Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel (audiobook) Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter (audiobook) Black-Eyed Susans - Julia Heaberlin (Kindle) Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty (audiobook) In A Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware (audiobook) Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik (Kindle) The Trespasser - Tana French (audiobook) Hex Hall/ Demonglass/Spell Bound - Rachel Hawkins (audiobook 1&2, Kindle 3) The Secret Place - Tana French (audiobook) Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith (audiobook) The Winner's Curse/The Winner's Crime/The Winner's Kiss - Marie Rutkoski (audiobooks) A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J Maas (Kindle) American War - Omar El Akkad (audiobook) Fever Series Books 1-5 - Karen Marie Moening (Kindle) Rebel Belle/Miss Mayhem/Lady Renegades - Rachel Hawkins (audiobooks) Tell the Wolves I'm Home - Carol Rifka Brunt (audiobook) The Cruel Prince - Holly Black (Kindle) Romancing the Duke/When a Scot Ties the Knot - Tessa Dare (Kindle)
  7. Decided to give The Magicians another go. I only made it through the first four episodes before moving on last time. I started season 1 yesterday afternoon and I'm now at season 2 episode 4. I'll keep with it to get current for the new season. Initially I could not stand whiny Quentin though Jason Ralph is super adorable. I read an article regarding S1 which made me reconsider. They aged the characters up for tv but still retained the 17 year old angst which drove me away. But (I never read the books) it also pointed out that the books range through to their 30's so with that in mind I ventured in again.
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    Things never before said

    Gender-based/emasculating insults is quite avant-garde, fo sho. Real man of genius there.
  9. I'm late to the party but about halfway through Season 2 of The Good Place and it is SO good, which many of you already know. I just finished the episode where Janet creates a rebound boyfriend and ... Also, did the tour of Universal Studios last week and got to see the neighborhood 'downtown' up close - the water fountain and Knish From a Rose.
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    Duologies, what would you reccomend?

    I can't speak to how good a book it is but: http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/Replica.php
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    Duologies, what would you reccomend?

    Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
  12. Seconded. And before that was released I was listening to Queen Rock Montreal quite a bit.
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    Upcoming TV Series of 2018/2019 - Your most anticipated shows

    I scrolled back a few pages and didn't see mention of this. Apologies if it's ac repeat. Anyways, pretty excited! I love Tana French. This series on BBC and Starz will cover In the Woods and The Likeness. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-picks-up-dublin-murders-based-tana-french-novels-1165694
  14. Why is Lagertha's hair aged 30 years in like, 3 days post-battle? Or did she too sign the Book of the Beast after her dark baptism?
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    2018 Reading Self-Challenge

    31/25 I've just finished Lethal White - Robert Galbraith (audiobook) And before that The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller (audiobook)