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  1. Hi. Larry Walker made the HoF. Join me in my sobs of joy.
  2. Cynthia Erivo is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman and Best Original Song (and could be the youngest EGOT holder ever should she win either). She won a Tony for her role in The Color Purple a few years ago. She was also in Widows.
  3. The RWA didn't lock in this domain and the test for potential board members is pretty great. As is the whole site really. https://www.romancewritersofamerica.com/ The real site is RWA.org
  4. https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/stephen-king-backtracks-diversity-comments-after-criticism-n1115436
  5. https://www.pajiba.com/miscellaneous/a-timeline-and-explanation-of-the-romance-writers-of-america-controversy.php I've been waiting for this to hit the board, particularly for how it would be introduced for discussion. Anyways, it's a mess but also representative of what's going on in the world, not just in writing/book stuff.
  6. What % of authors are actually big ol’ a**holes? What % of the population are actually big ol’ a**holes? Kill your heroes.
  7. I'm not much of a reviewer. I just like what I like. My 5 star reads of 2019 (* audiobook): Circe by Madeline Miller * Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid *, I fully believe the cast is what made it so enjoyable though the story style was quite engaging The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo *, read by the author and full of impact The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden *, Winter of the Witch being my favourite of the three The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner*, book three of the series I also quite enjoyed Melmoth by Sarah Perry
  8. It is Lloyds of London. The very same Lloyds that insured Mary Hart's legs. https://www.psafinancial.com/2013/01/iconic-lloyds-of-london-insurance-policies/
  9. http://idiom-a-day.blogspot.com/2014/01/couldnt-hit-cows-arse-with-banjo.html?m=1 I learn so much here.
  10. The absolute tears on Twitter over Kirk Herbstreit calling this game. Can one be a homer for both teams (his alma mater vs the school his twin sons play for) at once? Oi.
  11. How awful for the LSU OC and his family. Wonder how much bigger this gap is going to get by the end of the game.
  12. We've been binging Ozark this week. Part way through S2. Julia Garner is very good and clearly deserved her Emmy.
  13. Yes, but there's this: https://bookriot.com/2019/12/18/2010s-in-ya/
  14. The great panic is over. https://arizonasports.com/story/2194697/report-madison-bumgarner-nearing-deal-with-arizona-diamondbacks/
  15. Good to see Dudley Dursley getting work so far from 4 Privet Drive. Did the books have any slight intimations re: deviant priests like Lord Boreal suggested this episode? I really should restart and finish the original trilogy. Also, and roll your eyes all you wish *L* I'm very much looking forward to Hot Priest as Colonel John Parry.
  16. I finished the audiobook book version of The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. The cast was enjoyable in particular Dion Graham who read the Sweet Sorrows sections. If you did not enjoy The Night Circus I cannot imagine you even wanting to pick this up. I enjoyed TNC but this 18+ hour book reminded me of another Goldfinch - overly long with some beautiful passages but ultimately a shrug in book form. The parts I liked I really really liked and would welcome a compilation of the stories within this story. Time Falls in Love With Fate and The Innkeeper and The Moon were particularly lovely.
  17. He's a sexist bigot and an idiot with lots of $ which is a lethal combination. He also follows along with the sorts of people who divide the world into Alpha and Beta males and red and blue pills. His Twitter feed is a sinkhole of insecurity and meathead.
  18. I live in DC but work in Maryland allowing me access to both systems. Maryland pools together each county in their ebook and audiobook collections. Right now I'm hold 30 on 18 copies of Ronan Farrow's latest, with 25 people waiting per copy. If any of the copies is owned by a branch outside my county I have a lower priority/longer wait than I would for copies in my county. It can lead to six month wait times, which I have experienced. This is posted on my hold for This is How You Lose the Time War: The check out count is new to me. Maryland Overdrive also posted this: https://maryland.overdrive.com
  19. There's a lot I don't remember from the first book (the only one I've read) or the movie so I'm generally surprised at what is going to happen to each episode. I'm very much enjoying Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.
  20. My first take is often my worst one. I finished and felt that it was ok. But I had questions. Today I have even more questions. Why were so many things added/ mentioned only to be dropped for swift storytelling? Also, too much required being told away from Jude's POV and because it's a one POV story we get plot holes. I fully expect a novella focusing on Taryn during Jude's exile until she appears at the apartment.
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