This was a big! week! I put in my two weeks’ notice at the library on Wednesday and am moving on to other things soon, which I will tell you about when they get closer. Part of that includes starting the ASL journey that will end with me getting my interpreter license. However, this week felt about 84 years long, so I was happy to collapse on home Friday night and watch Dolls (1986), a horror movie with a smart script and some crazy stop motion bits.
Other big news: the Valdemar books are being turned into a TV series, starting with the trilogy that I began with, The Last Herald Mage. The announcement was made on Deadline just this month. Those involved talked about what an impact it had on them in 1989 to read that protagonist Vanyel is gay.
As we bloggers connect and feed of each other’s curiosity, I’m always keeping my eyes open for where I can show off my newfound knowledge of Australia. So when “Australian History” popped up as a category on Jeopardy! I was pleased. Still, something in my goofy brain cannot remember that Canberra is the capital, not Adelaide, which has a nicer sound to it. Try, try again.
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Lindy West needs more love, in my opinion, so if you’re in the mood for a funny audiobook that helps you relive, or experience for the first time, classic movies in the U.S. from the 1980s and 1990s, Shit, Actually is a great choice.
If you’re confused about the waves of feminism like I am, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong is a smart, funny novel that gets you into the head space of a female protagonist who has it all and doesn’t want it. Deemed a classic, Jong’s book gives you lots to think over, along with the space to see parts of yourself.
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Together with Lou @ Lou Lou Reads I read Woman On The Edge of Time by Marge Piercy. She shared her review not too long ago, and mine will be posted on Tuesday. A mental health/science fiction novel, Piercy writes some interesting, discussion-provoking content, and I was so pleased for a video visit with my friend!
Another buddy read, this time with Biscuit, was The House of Brides by Jane Cockram, who seems to fancy her novel a cross between Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and something by Ruth Ware. We shall see. Review Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
Owned Books on TBR at Beginning of Year: 242
Owned Books on TBR Today: 216 (wow!)