Of Thumbelina and Tacos

12,986 Days Alive

508 Day Streak on Duolingo

2 Tacos Eaten

1 Don Bluth Film Watched

So, we watched the absolutely ridiculous film, Jupiter Rising, this evening; Fen, their girlfriend Kimmy, and I.

And then, to recover some brain power afterwards, we turned to an old classic, circa 1994, that Fen and I hadn’t seen in a while and that Kimmy had never seen.

Image is of a tiny, read haired girl with flowers in her hair spinning around happily.

It was tacos for dinner tonight. Low spoons means low effort meal. They put on the MST3K of Outlaw on after that, so I retired to my room. I’ve no desire to see anything based on The Books of Gor. Reading them was more than enough.

I just read a short story that was a little Purge-like called Little Monsters: A Halloween Story. It’s got an odd, emotionally detached narrator but it was engaging. Wouldn’t read it again, but it was enjoyable.

I’m going to meditate and then crash for the night.

Take your meds, folks.

The -ish and Analog Reading Challenges : 2021

12,983 Days Alive

64 Books to Read (52+12)

3 Episodes of River Monsters Watched

2 Reading Challenges

1 Double Dose of Caffeine Pills

I often make the joke that I am more “ish” than I am Jewish. It’s literally true, at least according to Ancestry.com’s results.

Anyway, how does that relate to a reading challenge? I’ll explain: one of my goals for 2021 is to read fifty two books this year. That breaks down to one a week…ish. I have a tendency to read in fits. So, it’s the -ish Challenge. A book a week-ish.

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Review: The Language of Spells

By: Sarah Painter

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Gwen Harper has a (literal) magical knack for finding things. She returns to Pendleford after many years away in the wake of her great aunt Iris’ death having inherited a house from said deceased relative. But not all welcome her back with open arms, and that includes her ex, Cameron. Magic and mystery and a little bit of mischief are all in the cards.

Tags and Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Elder Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Food, Infidelity, Magic, Magical Realism, Metaphysical Fiction, Murder, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Pregnancy, Romance, Suicide, Supernatural Fiction, Theft, Underage Drinking, Underage Drug Use, Violence, Violent Imagery, Women’s Fiction, Women’s Psychological Fiction

Body Count: 3, but one starts off dead.

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