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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    It’s a little of both. There’s a romance aspect to the first series, “The Parasol Protectorate,” mainly in the first book, but the series is more adventure than romance. There’s a little romance in the second series, “The Finishing School,” but as it’s more YA than the other two series, the...
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    Random thoughts.... post yours!

    I‘ve been so busy writing that I wasn’t paying attention to this. Sorry for not replying to you sooner. :) The TZ episode is “The Bard,” but it’s a hack TV writer who conjures up Shakespeare. Rod Serling wrote it to satirize TV of the time. It’s one of my favorite episodes. The plot you...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Over the weekend I finished Becoming Superman, the memoir of J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5. It’s a tough book to read but completely worthwhile. He endured poverty and abuse growing up. He found his way out through comics and SF&F literature. He’s been a journalist, a TV...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Last night I finished book 4 of Gail Carriger’s Custard Protocol series, Reticence. Quite witty and great fun! There was world-building right up to the end. It featured a rather awkward romance between Victorian geeks. Also got into the head of one of the Custard’s crew. Also action and a...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished Competence by Gail Carriger, the third Custard Protocol book. What a delightful read! It had laugh-out-loud moments and good character bits. It also ramped up the cast diversity. I plan to start on the fourth book soon.
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    Sci-Fi Tradecraft

    The next book in the series, Tradecraft: Revenge, is now out- Paolo Chelini transports a human to an unoccupied planet inside the Elsora Imperium. Buried on that rock in space is a fortune in gold and silver. The client claims a deceased Elsora criminal left the wealth to him. Sure enough, the...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss, the third book in her Athena Club trilogy. I really enjoyed the book! The characters were as interesting as they had been. The plot moved along quite quickly. There were even some new references to Victorian...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Yesterday I finished “Imprudence” by Gail Carriger, the second Custard Protocol book. Another fun read! A little more action and romance this time, and more about the world.
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    I finished the third book in the Great Alta series, “The One-Armed Queen,” a few days ago. It wasn’t as strong as the first two books. It had some very good scenes, but I still don’t think the first chapters of the novel quite linked up right with the rest of the story. It might have helped to...
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    What Are You Reading Right Now?

    Finally got back to my reading this week. Last night I finished “White Jenna” by Jane Yolen, the second Great Alta book. I quite liked it, as it was a good conclusion to the story set up in the first book, “Sister Light, Sister Dark.” I enjoyed the contrast between the actual story the...
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    What are you watching right now?

    To enjoy the day, and to get into a light mood for my upcoming writing projects, I watched three MST3K episodes today. This morning I watched #502, “Hercules,” in the afternoon #504, “Secret Agent Super Dragon,” and then this evening #508, “Operation Double 007.” The last two I missed when they...
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    What are you watching right now?

    Yep! :)
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    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    I’ve heard a few DW podcasters talk about having BritBox. I’m going to resubscribe soon. I know that Steven of Radio Free Skaro has talked about it, not just for DW, but in discovering/rediscovering The Sandbaggers, a gritty spy series from the late 70s (one I remember from back in the day). I...
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    Sci-Fi Doctor Who (BBC)

    The new Doctor Who left Netflix in the US a few years ago and moved to Amazon Prime. Netflix has been allowing old series and movies to leave for some time now. They’ve been concentrating on their original programming. It’s possible that this is happening because Amazon wants to do the same, in...
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    What are you watching right now?

    Earlier this evening I re-watched the MST3K episode “The Magic Voyage of Sinbad.” An odd film with some good riffing. The main character of the movie still isn’t Sinbad. 😀
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