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Off-topic: RDR2 shots with snow

During the Christmas season, the world of RDR2 online got a wintry makeover — somehow making an already pretty game even more dazzling.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Hopes for 2021

This week, the Artsy Reader Girl is taking a look at bookish hopes for 2021. A strong start to the Classics Club Strikes Back. By strong,  I’d like to have read at least 20 entries from my list by the … Continue reading

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Permanent Record

Permanent Record© Edward Snowden352 pages Nearly a decade ago we bore witness to magnificent acts of rebellion and alarm-calling, as dissidents like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden began exposing DC’s global surveillance state and abuses of power. DC acted with … Continue reading

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Ten Songs (or Artists) that Made My Year

This started as a “Things I’m grateful for at the end of a crappy year”-esqe post, but then inspired by Marian I decided to make it all-music. It was meant to be an end-year 2020 or January 1st post, but … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: 2020

The following titles were TBR titles read in 2020. From August on, they were part of the on-going Scaling Mount Doom series, in which I suspended book purchases except as rewards for reading TBR titles. The ban on book purchases … Continue reading

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The best of 2020 — in books

2020 was….a heck of a year. Hurricanes, pandemic, fires,  the existential dread of an election featuring a wide variety of creepy corrupt politicians, all with their own plans for spending other people’s money badly and killing people overseas on behalf … Continue reading

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Science Survey 2020

 Three years ago I created the ‘science survey’ challenge to make myself read more widely in science,  and I’m pleased to report that not only did I complete the survey halfway into the year, but I was able to go … Continue reading

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What I Read in 2020

I wasn’t able to finish Mama’s Last Hug before 2020 ended. I blame Arthur Morgan. Oh, well! 2021 will have a head start. –January–1. A Warning, Anonymous2. How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman3. The Best Cook in the World, Rick … Continue reading

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The Classics Club Strikes Back

From 2015 to 2019, I participated in the Classics Club, leaving one book to read in 2020 from my list of 50 — and  having finished, it’s time to start again.   I decided to focus on stories closer to home, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Favorite Reads, 2020!

This week we’re looking back at the year and thinking about our favorite reads. These are presented in the order in which I read them. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owns. An absolutely unforgettable mix of character drama and nature … Continue reading

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