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    The gravitas of frolic and detour.

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  1. LongRider

    Plague Lit...

    Never read the book but the movie scared me when I was a wee child.
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    M-m-m-my Corona! NCOVID-19 #5

    Depending on your employer wether one can work or not. I work for the State and am still working so far. Traffic on my commute not much different. My commute heads East from the Bay Area and it's still busy. Going West is thinning but so many big trucks still make it look busy. Not so many daily wrecks tho' that's a good thing.
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    Words and Phrases that Bug You!

    What I'm referring to is using this phrase when discussing current events. 'Buckle Up!' as a warning (I guess) for possible trubulent times adhead that the speaker adledgedly knows about but you don't. Sorry I wasn't clear.
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    M-m-m-my Corona! NCOVID-19 #5

    My brother in Reno who is a casino worker has been furloughed for 30 days.
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    M-m-m-my Corona! NCOVID-19 #5

    My local library is closed until March 31! I'm currently reading Moneyland by Oliver Bullough which is all about tax havens, how dirty money is hidden and all those cheerful things. Without access to the library I may have to reread ASOIAF especially if a shelter in place order comes down.
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    Words and Phrases that Bug You!

    "Buckle up!" needs to die. That is all.
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    Words and Phrases that Bug You!

    I have a coworker who when he mentions that someone has died always says "passed". Such as "when my grandpa passed" or "did you hear that Joe Blough passed?" Every damn time. I just wanna holler 'for fuck sakes Joe Blough died already! Just say he died." As you can tell, I don't like it.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    That wasn't me, it was Paxter who read this in 2020, I read it a couple of years ago and don't remember needing coffee, but love coffee so drinking coffee and reading anything is fine with me.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Don't forget the castrations. Also, the magic gets more and more outlandish as the story progresses, not to mention it's full of bloat and would have made a better trilogy than a five book series.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    I loved THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, it was devastating to me and the was the best part. It's a Booker Prize winner so I thought I would see if I could find another Booker winner with a gut punch so read THE ENGLISH PATIENT which was so good. The character Kip had a much larger role in the book than movie and became my favorite. My library has A FINE BALANCE so I think I'll check it out, thanks for mentioning it!
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Jackson wrote a famous short story "The Lottery" which was introduced to me in high school, (early 1970's) through story and film. Check out the story if you get a chance. I think of it often.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Read this book several years ago, good and very eye opening.
  13. Best coffee cup placement in a Fantasy Series, and the Emmy goes to....
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    Second Quarter 2019 Reading

    For a little light summer reading I thought I would read the new duology out, THE MUELLER REPORT. I'm well into Vol I and am finding it fascinating and easy to read. Unfortunately, it's not a fantasy and that's too bad because some of it is scarier than shit (the Russian cyber attacks.) It does have a lot of footnotes and these weird blacked out sections, but I'm sticking with it anyway and would recommend it to everyone. I got my copy at Amazon.
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    Popular Book series you’ve tried and failed to get into:

    I didn't read that Bakker Consult book either, I read all the previous books and found The Great Ordeal to be such a f'ng nightmare ordeal I passed on the consult thing. b'ah! enough