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"...'cause rust never sleeps..."

Ugly day out there. Currently, it's 47˚F and feels like 44˚F. No sign of the sun.

Spooky's on her way to South County, to see her parents and a fat cat named Spider.

Something I just posted to Facebook:

There has never before in my life been a time when, as a Democrat, I've been afraid to criticize a Democratic candidate for fear of being attacked and denounced BY OTHER DEMOCRATS. Seriously, it's getting weird out there. The reaction to the errant birdie was definitely one step beyond. Pulling for Clinton in Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington today. (caps in the original, as Facebook has no italics)


If you've been around here for a little while, you'll recall Aunt Beast's Book of the Month Club. It ended in November 2012 (the last two books were the brilliant Cloud Atlas and House of Leaves). Well, I'm going to start it up again, beginning in April, with Victor LaValle's The Ballad of Black Tom and Sofia Samatar's The Winged Histories: a novel. There are two this month because the first is actually a novella. Anyway, if you recall, or if you don't, this isn't about reading the book and then discussing it. I'm just saying, here are the books that I'm reading this month and suggesting you might do likewise. Not fuss, no bother, no pressure.

Last night, after dinner, we watched Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and I liked it very much. It does, however, suffer from being the second half of a movie and not a thing entire unto itself. Pretty much the same problem I had with the second and third Matrix films. Fortunately, we'd only just seen the first part a couple of months ago. Donald Sutherland's performance pretty much steals the show. The two films are very much better than Collin's final novel, I will say. Later, I had some Secret World roleplay, and later still I tried to sleep, but sleep was hours coming. I watched Henry Hathaway's Niagara (1953), one of my favorite noirs, and sometime just before dawn I finally dozed off.

And that's all for now.

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast


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Mar. 26th, 2016 05:47 pm (UTC)
I watched Henry Hathaway's Niagara (1953), one of my favorite noirs

I love the colour in that one. It's amazing how many good or great movies star Joseph Cotten. And I think Jean Peters is terribly under-appreciated.
Mar. 26th, 2016 06:36 pm (UTC)

He is one of my absolute favorite actors.
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Mar. 26th, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC)

You mean, you didn't like the little epilogue with Peeta and Catniss' kids?

I'm honestly not sure how I feel about that bit, but you may be right.
Mar. 27th, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're bringing back the book of the month club.
Mar. 27th, 2016 04:19 am (UTC)
What a coincidence, I watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjary Part 2 last night, too. I liked both the movies and the books. I liked Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.

The books you chose for Book of the Month Club look interesting. Wish I could join you. I'm working on the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2016 - for which I bought The Drowning Girl! I haven't started it yet. There are two books ahead of it.
Mar. 27th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
(caps in the original, as Facebook has no italics)

Facebook dislikes Basic HTML. Skynet dislikes humans writing their own code. What a coincidence.
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