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  1. Avatar Will Truman
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    I have started listening to the old A&E series The Killing. Almost done with Season 2, which is much better than Season one.

    The TV has mostly been the Mother Goose Club, which is a battery of songs that will get stuck in your head. But the little girl loves it so much, and she’s really engaged with it (singing along, pointing to things and saying what they are, and so on).Report

  2. Avatar Miss Mary
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    My big brother passed away 5 years and 11 months ago. He left behind a library that I’ve been storing in my basement of my old house. I moved the last load out of that house today, so it looks like I’ve got a lot of reading to do. I’ll start with the Hemingway and Philip K Dick tonight for sure.Report

  3. Avatar Michael M.
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    I’ve recently started listening to The British History Podcast and am thoroughly enjoying it. I’m only up to episode 12, having just listened to the two-part episode devoted to Boudica’s rebellion against the Romans. There are at the moment over 160 episodes, which takes us up to King Ceonwulf’s reign, so I have 70 some odd hours of listening just to get caught up. It’s rivaling Revolutions as my favorite history podcast, though I do wish it had devoted more episodes to pre-Roman Britain.Report

  4. Avatar CK MacLeod
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    Here’s the page for Carlton Mellick III, author of I KNOCKED UP… He looks like you’d expect sorta.

    Now, if you really, really want bizarro, may I recommend The Groovy Age of Horror?

    http://groovyageofhorror.blogspot.com/

    Hadn’t been back there in a long time. It’s where I first learned about Fumetti and tentacle porn. You have been warned.Report

  5. Avatar Glyph
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    I finished Utopia series 1. It was a little less satisfying than I’d hoped, though it remained stunning to look at, and was still pretty good pulpy fun.

    Speaking of pulpy fun, I need to check and see if I am getting Showtime (I shouldn’t be, but then again I don’t pay for HBO either and I have that for some reason) since Penny Dreadful comes back tonight.Report

  6. Avatar Michael Cain
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    After recent discussions of the Hugos, I splurged this week and read through the first three of Scalzi’s Old Man’s War books. Somehow I’d missed them. By the end, I can see why right-wing MilSF authors would be inclined to ignore Scalzi’s nominations as representative of “their” work.Report

    • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Michael Cain
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      Well, admittedly the militaristic Union is, you know, not terribly awesome as governments go. But right-wing milSF writers aren’t wedded to government-by-military.

      Admittedly, the whole “just war” concept generally gets a pretty good hearing, but there’s plenty out there that have the usual murky mess of mistakes, bad ideas, banal greed, and the general feeling that “Seriously, this was a pointless waste”.

      THe later books are a LOT less military — I wouldn’t necessarily call them MiLSF, but the first certainly was. If I’m being cynical, it’s not military SF because Scalzi wrote it. Cynical in another direction says it’s the lack of Tom Clancy or David Weber style hardware porn.

      There are no multi-page expositions on the awesome military toys. Well there are, but they’re rather quickly deconstructed.

      (And I’m a fan of hardware porn, dirty liberal that I am. I own a whole lot of Weber’s work, for instance).Report

  7. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    I am reading a 1000 pager called Ideas: From Fire to Freud by Peter WatsonReport

  8. Avatar LeeEsq
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    I just finished Wolf Hall. My non-fiction read is Family Britain, the second volume in the Tales of the New Jerusalem series by David Kynaston.Report

  9. Avatar KatherineMW
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    Currently reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, an intriguing piece of speculative fiction (closer to fantasy than science fiction, but neither term feels quite right).

    Just finished The Player of Games by Iain Banks, a science fiction novel about a skilled game-player from a utopian society who travels to an empire where all the positions of political power are determined by succeess in an incredibly complex game. It’s quite good.Report

  10. Avatar Chris
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    Finished The Americans, finished season 5 of Justified, finished Daredevil, watched a bit of Halt and Catch Fire (probably won’t watch the rest anytime soon), and started watching Season 3 of Longmire. I was sick for a week, and spent a lot of time lying on the couch watching TV.

    Oh, and Wolf Hall.Report

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