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A sunny day, and the sky is too blue, because there's no pleasing some people. Currently, it's 43˚F here, with the windchill at 34˚F. In Birmingham it's 44˚F with no windchill, and they'll have a high of 72˚F. We'll have a high of 50˚F.

My copies of Dear Sweet Filthy World and The Aubergine Alphabet came last night. There's a bizarre mistake on pg. 293. Look and you'll see it. I have no idea how that happened. It wasn't in the PDF they sent me in January, but made it in sometime after. Other than that, it's a handsome book. Tran Nguyen's artwork is gorgeous.


Yesterday is a blur of waiting and regretting not being on the train to Birmingham. We made a trip over to the East Side, to Paper Nautilus Books. As I said earlier, they've lost their lease to a greedy shit stain of a landlord named Kenneth Dulgarian. We still had about $40 of credit we needed to use up before they close their doors at the end of April. I got a first-edition copy of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki (1950). I took a few photos. There are very few things I would ever miss about Providence, if ever I am delivered from this place, but one of them would be – well, will be – Paper Nautilus Books.

Also, I wrote 12:38 p.m. on a new piece for Sirenia Digest #135, which as yet has no title.

Last night, we saw Osgood Perkins' The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015, aka February). It's a very effective film, and I love how he handles the narrative structure, but I much preferred his second film, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016).

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion,
Aunt Beast



2:58 p.m.

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sirena73
Apr. 8th, 2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
As someone who manages an independent bookstore (that also nearly closed last year), it always grieves me to see another one of us fall by the wayside. Paper Nautilus looks like a very cool place, and I'm sorry to hear it's closing.

I wish you warm, soft things, hot drinks and quiet spaces until Monday.
evelynarches
Apr. 8th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
I can't believe that about Paper Nautilus. I've known it since it was Myopic. Ken Dulgarian is a notorious piece of shit.
pwheatonwmh
Apr. 8th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
Unknown apologies
So after receiving my SubPress order I found I am blocked on Twitter, I assume for being critical of a political stance. I'm not sure what I said that would merit banishment over conversation since I was critical of both front runners in equal measure, but I apologize if that was the case.

That point aside I want to thank you again for another wonderful collection. I look forward to reading both before placing them reverently on my shelf beside all your other works. I'm sorry about your bookstore as well. My fondest memories of the 90's was spending time in local small bookstores that no longer exist. It was time well spent and an experience I would have wished on anyone.

Edited at 2017-04-08 07:53 pm (UTC)
sovay
Apr. 8th, 2017 06:32 pm (UTC)
And I should have gotten on that train yesterday, and now it's too late to know what I should have done yesterday.

Can you get on a train tomorrow?
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