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  1. Discussion here is getting a bit too close to the political line. Please redirect discussion to more celebrity-focused talk.
  2. Only a week in and I've had a pretty productive 2021 in terms of reading. So, far I've finished The Mothers by Brit Bennett (excellent, but I preferred The Vanishing Half), A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (#2 in the Lady Sherlock series--which is a fun one), and Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson (very typical, very predictable WWII novel. I'm sure I won't even remember it next week). I'm about to start The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner, which has been sitting on my TBR bookshelf for 5 years now. However, I've heard a lot of people lately mention that they really liked it, so I thought it might be time to give it a try. I have The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi going on my kindle and really enjoying it so far. Finally, I have the audiobook of Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan going. It's...okay. I enjoyed the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, but I was pretty much done with that whole schtick by the end of the 3rd book. I thought S&V would be different, but it is basically another CRA book. But, the narrator is good and it is enough of a diversion to occupy me when I'm out walking.
  3. I quite enjoyed this show as well...and it seemed like the producers/writers had been reading this thread! From what I've read elsewhere, Rose and Laura had an interesting relationship. Actually, Rose was more of a self-important pill and clashed frequently with her mother.
  4. I listened to it on audiobook (at 1.1 speed) and I think that is definitely the way to go. I only did 1-2 chapters a day, which was perfect to not get bogged down in all the policy. This is one of the best parts of the book. It's done in such a way that it is not an outright accusation, but anyone can read between the lines and know EXACTLY what he's saying.
  5. Please remember to use the spoiler tags when refencing plots in shows. Thanks!
  6. As I said in the currently reading thread, I think The Arctic Fury would be an amazing movie. It is an adventure story and a courtoom drama, both of which play well on the screen. It is also a survival story, which tend to do well. And, of course, the cast of characters are about 95% women. There are some scenes I think could be very effective in a visual form and even what bothered me about the book, the sometimes over the top courtroom antics, would do well on screen.
  7. The Great White Way has lost another star, Rebecca Luker has died. She posted not that long ago that she had been diagnosed with ALS. Either she had been suffering with it for a while before announcing, or it moved very quickly in her case.
  8. I really enjoyed this one, even though the premise did not sound interesting to me. Walter does a fabulous job of creating a sense of place, to the point that I started looking up real estate in Spokane once I finished the book!
  9. I just finished The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister and really enjoyed it . It was almost a 5 star read for me. The only thing that marred it for me is that some of the things that happened in the courtroom scenes were just too unbelievable. I will say, though, it has been a long time since I read a book and immediately wished there was a movie of it. This would be a fantastic choice for Hollywood!
  10. Series Premiere. Air date: December 27, 2020
  11. Mushrooms. I used to just not like them, and then I read Mexican Gothic.
  12. Ann Reinking has died I remember seeing Annie (the movie) when I was a kid and thinking Reinking, as Grace Ferrell, was the epitome of grace.
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