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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Theodora Goss' collection Snow White Learns Witchcraft. It contains both poems and short stories. I really liked the short stories. There were interesting takes on fairy tales and folklore, and they featured interesting heroines. I'm not that much of a fan of poetry, but I...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday evening I finished How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger. It was a good little romance story with some interesting drama and quite a few of Gail's touches. I quite enjoyed it.
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the weekend I finished The Fated Sky, the follow-up to The Calculating Stars. I quite enjoyed it. I think I would like to read a bit more about the characters and the alternate timeline. I think the next books I'll read will be one of Gail Carriger's novellas and Theodora Goss' latest.
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    Fantasy Empire Breaker

    I have a new fantasy novel out: Empire Breaker Nonya is the daughter of the king of Cunarra, one of the many lands ruled by the Great King of Usaru. Nonya is to marry the youngest son of the Great King. Marriage will take Nonya from her home in Cunarra to the seat of the Usaru Empire and...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. It was entertaining but also had important things to say about prejudice and mental illness. I'd like to start on the follow-up novel, but as a third is due later this year, I'll wait to get at both then. For now I want to read...
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    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    I agree. A few of the episodes were powerful. I didn't think there was really awful episode this season, which is better than some of the past seasons. I am bummed that there won't be a Series 12 until 2020, but that's kinda how series are playing out these days outside of American network TV.
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Becky Chambers' Record of a Spaceborn Few. It wasn't as tightly focused in terms of plot and characters as the other two books in her universe were. Yet it was still an intriguing exploration of the culture she's created. I did like how she tied the lives of the characters...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Last night I finished A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Such a lovely read! Not much action or drama, but some excellent characterization. It also filled out the universe Chambers created in Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm hoping to start on the next novel in this universe...
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    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    I quite enjoyed "The Woman Who Fell to Earth." I thought Jodie got the Doctor right away. I didn't mind the darker tone, but I'm happy to see a change. I also thought there was some good building of the "friends" in a way that didn't slow the pace of the episode. Looking forward to seeing how...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the last week I read the final two books in Lisa Shearin's "Raine Benares" series, Treasure & Treason and Ruins & Revenge. I enjoyed them, though I missed having Raine's point of view in these last two books. The action shifted to another character, and while he wasn't as witty and snarky...
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    Sci-Fi Babylon 5 (1993-1998) | Crusade (1999) | Legend of the Rangers (2002) | The Lost Tales (2007)

    If you can get Comet TV in the US, you can watch Babylon 5; starts tonight with "The Gathering": Show Page - COMET TV Sci-fi Network
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    Would You Live in a Tiny House?

    As I understand it, having a tiny house on wheels has to do with local laws that are more flexible when it comes to having a "mobile home" on a property than a home with a foundation. There are tiny houses built with utility connections, up to being completely on-grid. It would be up to you how...
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    Would You Live in a Tiny House?

    I do want to. If you haven't already, check out the website Tiny House Listings. Aside from the sale listings, you can contact the site and ask questions. Are there ways to work with your local government? How have others been able to work with their local authorities? It's still hard, but I...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Earlier this week I finished "European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman" by Theodora Goss. What a fun read! There was adventure, intrigue, and action. We got more answers about the Athena Club, and (of course) more classic fictional characters enter the story. I look forward to seeing what...
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    need help remembering

    You're welcome! :)
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