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Cloudy and chilly here, overcast. No sun again. Currently, it's 53˚F, with the windchill at 51˚F. By my reckoning (and that of the Farmer's Almanac, since 1818) today is the first day of spring. I do not wait on the Vernal Equinox. So, since we are in Rhode Island, this means today is the beginning of Cold Spring.

Yesterday was a falling down day. I'm not going to list all the reasons why. There's nothing new there. But it meant I didn't write. I spent three hours working on a jigsaw puzzle of Claude Monet's La Japonaise (1876). At the kitchen sink, I washed the rest of the Murray's Superior pomade out of my hair; grease-cutting dish-washing detergent was required. I took Klonopin and dozed, trying to shut out the noise behind my eyes. I watched TV. Spooky got dinner from Pizzaria Gusto on Broadway. I ate. I endured the night until I was finally able to go to sleep about 2:30 a.m.

Today, I have to get back to work on "Untitled Psychiatrist #2," as the digest is now officially late.

If you've not yet purchased a copy of Agents of Dreamland, I ask that you do so today. Or purchase a second and send it to a friend or family member. At the moment, it's ranked 6,967th in books on Amazon. I hope it goes higher. And I have some Agents of Dreamland links:

~ A review at New York Review of Books by Barry Lee Dejasu

~ A review at Tor.com by Brit Mandelo, "On the Cosmic Scale: Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan"

~ Another piece at Tor.com, discussing both Agents of Dreamland and Kij Johnson's The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, "Sleeps With Monsters: Lovecraftian Cruelty and Kindness" by Liz Bourke"

And that's all I have for now. Please feel free to comment on the book here.

Also, please have a look at the current eBay auctions.

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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Francine Hibiscus Rossi
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:29 pm (UTC)
Your post is marked 11:16 am, and it's only 10:27 am here in metro Detroit. Are you elsewhere in the time continuum, or is LJ somehow mid-Atlantic? I am voting for the shifty time.

Hair product. Is tricky stuff. I have my pixie short haircut at long last, my Judi Dench hair, and it must be struggled with daily. Someday, I will crack the code.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:31 pm (UTC)

Your post is marked 11:16 am, and it's only 10:27 am here in metro Detroit. Are you elsewhere in the time continuum, or is LJ somehow mid-Atlantic? I am voting for the shifty time.

It follows the time on my computer, which is always set to Daylight Savings Time. I've lived on DST since 2003.
Francine Hibiscus Rossi
Mar. 1st, 2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
and I am looking forward to the new book, which I ordered and forgot that I ordered. and there is some other thing with Dave McKean on my "waiting for" list, as well. I wonder how many square feet of room I would get back if I had fewer piles of books? How much yarn could I fit into that square footage?

Yes, I have a Kindle, and I love it, but there is nothing like a physical book, weighing down my handbag, sitting on my muffin top/book holder as I squint through my reading glasses.

thank you.
eluneth
Mar. 1st, 2017 07:53 pm (UTC)
I read the first third of Agents last night, and was blown away. Deeply menacing, and funny, and so soaked in a sense of place. I can't wait to finish it.

Congratulations on evicting the rest of the Murray's!
alumiere
Mar. 2nd, 2017 06:30 am (UTC)
finishing up norse mythology, agents of dreamland is next on my stack!
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