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.