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• What are you reading?

An Excess Male, by Maggie Shen King. So good at depicting people trapped in a totalitarian culture, who want to be good to each other but end up torturing each other, like their society is torturing them, because they can't seem to understand that they could be wrong about what is good for someone else.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate, by Gwen Moore Kelaidis. Lots of information about cold-hardy succulents, in general and by species. Lots of good photos. Written by someone who knows her subject and lives in my area.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

So Lucky, by Nicola Griffith. I think this is my pick for Tawanda book group this year.

• What are you watching?

Mortal Engines, in the theater with Mungo. Very pretty, very silly, very violent.

At home, Bloodlight and Bami, Leave No Trace, Wag the Dog, and season 1 of Counterpart.

Date: 2019-02-01 03:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mishalak
I may have to read the Hardy Succulents book.

Date: 2019-02-01 03:40 am (UTC)
mishalak: A fantasy version of myself drawn by Sue Mason (Nice)
From: [personal profile] mishalak
I probably have many of the propagated by cuttings plants already. I have a number of iceplant varieties growing and happy(ish) on the south side of my house. I also have some of the native sedum (Sedum lanceolatum), which I think can grow from cuttings, but I have usually started it from seeds.

I just need more ideas for my most troublesome spots. Often unwatered areas right next to my house.

Date: 2019-02-01 02:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] omnia_mutantur
I'd be fascinated to hear what you think of So Lucky - I loved it and was kind of grumpy at it in equal measure and felt guilty about being grumpy at the plot.

Date: 2019-02-01 05:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalmn
I have read about half of it, but it's too close to home right now, so I keep putting it down again. (No new arthritis news on my part, just general blah.)


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