Right. Now that's out of the way, I can tell you that I have mostly read Star Trek. However, as I mentioned in my last book post, I am sick of it now, and after House by Mouse and Calvin & Hobbes: The Days Are Just Packed, I started Kethani by Eric Brown, but I'm not doing very well with it.I blame Netflix (we've just got it) - I've just binge watched Stranger Things!
if you're interested in something not other-worldly, try "happy valley."
NORMA: Are you referring to the TV series, "Happy Valley?" If so, it's a must-see.Sally Wainwright, the creator, also gave us another very good series, "Scott & Bailey."
YES! "happy valley" the series. i hope "scott & bailey" is on netflix!
NORMA: "Scott & Bailey" was on Netflix Canada but I don't know about U.S. Worth watching, if you can find it.I don't think they're doing another series of "Happy Valley" but I wish they would.
read that MAYBE there'll be another HV season.
Sarah Lancashire may not be in the new series. I hope it comes back too.Sx
Perhaps Sarah’s returning to The Rovers to pull pints.
MR. DeVICE: I just read someone's opinion of "Kethani" as follows: "I have thrown this book across the room half a dozen times in frustration."Netflix is to blame for so much yet we can't look away, can we?
I think it's a good book - well, I did in 2008 when I first read it - but I'm just finding it difficult to invest any time to it at the mo.And, yes, I can't look away from Netflix. For instance, today I've watched an ep of Star Trek: Voyager (Bleeurgh!), Person of Interest (a bit too shooty and killy for me), and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Where does time go?
MR. DeVICE: “Where does time go?” would be a question to pose to Herr Mago, according to one of his recent posts.
Sorry, I am not able to answer this question. I have read some serious, and some not so serious (= scientific), texts about this topic, and there is - as far as I can understand it - no answer.Time is.That's it.
But one thing we can agree on.Time DOES keep on slippin' slippin' slippin' into the future.
Steve Miller has an astounding musical background, made interesting music including Fly like an Eagle - and is reduced on the radio to that humbta-piece The Joker - I swear, next time I have to hear this shit on the radio I'll ripp it out of the bus and throw it out. When asked I'll declare that Maurice stole it while weasels ripped my flesh.
MAGO: Funny, I was singing Fly Like an Eagle yesterday. The Joker is not his best song. Nor is Abracadabra. The lyrics, as I recall, begin with:Abra-abra-cadabra / I want to reach out and grab ya
Pendric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold. Fantasy in a very beautifuly detailed world based on Spain of the end of the Reconquista. Charming. The term "world Building" is tossed around way too casually these days, bur Bujold actually does it well.
PEENEE: Just read a plot summary in which Penric gets infested with a demon. I think we can all say we've been there.
There have been some demons I was quite fond of.
I hear ya, Peenee.
I am on a non-fiction kick at the moment. So this month I have been reading the Essential Judaism by George Robinson. A great almanac of everything Jewish.*places kosher kisses on Mistress feet as is proper*
DAMIEN: Is there a picture of Norma in that book?
you'd be surprised, there's nothing essential about me;pass me a knish.
There IS a pic of an "unknown sassy woman blocking the buffet".Norma?
DAMIEN: Norma IS known in certain circles as a "buffet blocker."
"Kethani" sounds interesting. And yes, I read books too.
In case you;re interested, Mago, my first sort-of-review can be found here.
Thank you for the link - yes, if I find it I'll read it.
Almost done with one book--will post later about it. I hope that fella up there is using sunscreen. Sunburns sting--& not in a good way.
EROS: And what exactly is sunbathing man reading? Does anyone know?
I'm currently into this self-help book.
Er..... erm....I am waiting to read Mr Lax's book.Sx
LX & MISS SCARLET: Could fewer hours spent blogging be the answer? No, I don’t think so either.
these are not recommendations:american heiress/the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes & trial of patty hearst97 orchard- an edible history of five immigrant families in one new york tenement.i'm mid-way-ish thru both. i'm liking the idea of the latter book more than the former.i also reread, make way for ducklings which i got for a co-worker's little girl. i enjoyed it as much as i did the first time.it's been a hell of a summer.
NORMA: This summer, I considered reading the Patty Hearst book but gave it a pass."97 Orchard" interests me as I'm currently reading another culinary history book."Make Way for Ducklings" could be a good pick-me-up.A hell of a summer. You and me both, Norma. You and me both.
I'm still looking for that special page turner.
JIMMY: In other words, someone to turn your pages?