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    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    From what I have read, this is the only book so far, but there is a sequel in the works. I think there are some short stories also set in this alternate reality. I've only just started reading the novel, but, so far, the series is pretty close to what is written.
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    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    Steven has been told he will be a king someday, so I suppose he figures he will eventually get something out of the situation, whereas Lady Pole has nothing to look forward to. Thank goodness she has found some allies in Segundus and Honeyfoot.
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    Newspapers are an endangered species in this area, too. Seattle used to have two major newspapers, the Times and the Post-Intelligencer; we still have the Times, but the P-I is now online only. There also used to be local newspapers for all the smaller towns in the area. Nowadays, the local papers are all free weeklies that are mostly advertising; what's more, all of them are published by the same company. I guess we should be grateful there are still some newspapers left.
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    S01.E08: Sick City

    Good episode. Miscellaneous thoughts: Looks like Ken Karn has a backbone after all, as long as he has sufficient motivation to act decisively. Too bad he's such a bastard. Poor Emma. I hope she finds a safe haven somewhere. Does she dare go back home? Manson's music: Don't really have an opinion on how good he actually was -- I'm not a good judge of such things. From what I've read, he did have some musical talent, although not as much as he thought he had. Outsiders who saw him perform mention that he had a strong stage presence, so with the right "packaging" maybe he could have made it. (I mean, if Herbert Khaury, aka Tiny Tim, could succeed, why not Manson?) Record company guy: My impression was that he was put off by Emma's delusions and was extricating himself from the situation. His job, after all, isn't to look for the next messiah; just find someone who can make money for the record label. ( On the other hand, maybe he'll decide promoting a messiah would be profitable.) I missed Charmaine. Was really sorry that the old priest got killed, although I was afraid something bad would happen when he said he was going to confront the gambler privately. And farewell, Jimmy Too. That actually was a surprise. (Although I should have seen it coming. Lucille wasn't going to put up with him for long.)
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    What Did We Eat Today?

    Made shrimp roll for lunch. Dinner was a dim sum plate from a stand at the local farmers market.
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    Currently reading Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, by Jeff Guinn. It's a grim book --per Guinn, the celebrated criminals lived squalid lives; often times barely surviving from day to day. A very different story from the highly romanticized 1967 movie.
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    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

    It's possible. IIRC, his blood dripped on the tarot cards, particularly on "The Hanged Man". Perhaps that had some magical effect. Another great episode. I am enjoying this series immensely.
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    Well, I think they're all sexy. Who wants a Barbie Doll, anyway?
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    Ice Cream

    Tillamook ice cream is pretty good; not in the same league as Ben & Jerry's, but less expensive.
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    S01.E07: Cease To Resist

    Ramon Novarro? Some details are different, but a very similar situation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Novarro#Personal_life
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    Manson Family Media

    I don't think Kasabian was around at this time (1967). Although, from what I've seen so far, Emma has some doubts about Charley and the gang. Very curious to see what they'll do with her character.
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    I never had a Facebook account until a few years ago. The city I live in was having a competition, with a series of clues posted on their Facebook page. For some reason, you couldn't get the final clue unless you were logged in. So, in order to log in, of course I had to make an account, which irritated me no end. But I consoled myself that Facebook might be useful some day. Well, so far it hasn't. I can see how it might be useful under certain circumstances; e.g., starting a new business or keeping in touch with family and friends who live a long ways away. But, otherwise, I just don't get it. I'm probably too old to understand social media.
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    If you mean someone officially listed as "friend", then I have none. Don't quite see the point of the "friend" button, actually.
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    Manson Family Media

    Linda Kasabian -- if they do focus on her -- didn't actually do any of the murders, although she did participate in the creepy crawls and thefts. She was the chief witness for the prosecution. For the other Manson followers, I have little sympathy.
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    Donuts: Do you have a favorite?

    I love to dip bacon in syrup -- the wonderful combination of sweet and salty! I haven't seen maple bacon doughnuts in my area, although I've seen caramels with bacon and fudge with bacon. I guess bacon is the trendy thing now. I'm with those who stick with genuine maple syrup. It's worth the extra expense. (Also, from what I hear, it's healthier than the imitation stuff.)