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• What are you reading?

The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin, for SF book group. I had been putting this one off, because I heard it began with the murder of a very young child, in a world that is so terrible that this seems like reasonable behavior. The book is grim, but gripping.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Nothing! I'm in the middle of six different things. I didn't finish Out Stealing Horses because a moose crashed through the fence of the woman who was hosting book group in July, and now her steers are roaming free on thousands of acres of forest, with the rains washing away their traces. She'll reschedule in August and I'll read it then. There is a moose at my husband's house, too:a bull moose walking through a weedy pasture
I have to keep a careful eye on the dogs when we visit.

I did watch the first season of American Gods, which was beautiful. I read American Gods too long ago to judge how good an adaptation this is, but it is a very good TV show.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Favorite Thing is Monsters, by Emil Ferris, because my library hold just came through.

Date: 2017-08-10 05:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randomdreams
Today I was behind a Volvo that had a prancing pony emblem just like a Ferrari badge, only it was a prancing moose, with 'VOLVO' below it in Ferrari-like script.
I hope your friend's cows come home.

Date: 2017-08-10 02:19 pm (UTC)
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There are moose in the vicinity, but none closer than Silverton this year. A few years back one wandered down the river through town and everyone came out to gawk (including me).

Date: 2017-08-10 05:04 pm (UTC)
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Around here, we have to explain to tourists that the "Brake for Moose" signs aren't a joke. At least when talking to Texans and folks from other cattle-raising states, the phrase "imagine a Hereford steer on stilts" usually gets the point across. Especially when followed up with "now imagine that hitting your windshield."


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