can stop, will stop
Maximum Overdrive is a very fun bad movie, definitely worth it.
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Dao Wong, the second youngest, became the first Chinese immigrant to be accepted by the Israeli army - "I wanted to give something back to my adopted country," she says, - and the first homegrown flight attendant of Chinese heritage at El Al, the national airline.
I just got done with a reread of Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. I haven't read it in twenty years. I didn't much care for it the first time around, but had a much better experience this time around. Now, sadly I had to DNF Yumi. It wasn't working for me, so instead I'm hoping for a better time with Skyward.Now, reading Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson
This was very enjoyable and left me wanting more. Could've been longer, honestly!Was very pleasantly surprised to find a new book from Nick Harkaway at the library the other day, Titanium Noir. I've been a fan of his since The Gone-Away World, so I'm looking forward to getting into this. First chapter sets up the world nicely so far!
I read through all three with my girlfriend and every time a flashback chapter came up in Nona I just heard "UUUUGGGGHHHH".Finished up my re-listen of Nona
the Ninthand therefore of the current Locked Tomb series. I think Nona might be my least favorite, as it's the most straightforward and has less stuff that rewards re-reads than the first two books had (they are CHOCK FULL of hints that become obvious and innocuous little phrases and wording that change meaning entirely with hindsight), and I found that the flashback chapters tended to drag. But it still makes me excited for Alecto the Ninth and I hope we hear some news about that sooooooon
In the meantime, I'll be back to Jeff Vandermeer's Hummingbird Salamander which took a break when the Locked Tomb demanded my full attention.
“Shane was looking down the road and on to the open plain and the horse was obeying the silent command of the reins. He was riding away and I knew that no word or thought could hold him. The big horse, patient and powerful, was already settling into the steady pace that had brought him into our valley, and the two, the man and the horse, were a single dark shape in the road as they passed beyond the reach of the light from the windows.”
“Who is the best marshal they have?'
The sheriff thought on it for a minute. He said, 'I would have to weigh that proposition. There is near about two hundred of them. I reckon William Waters is the best tracker. He is a half-breed Comanche and it is something to see, watching him cut for sign. The meanest one is Rooster Cogburn. He is a pitiless man, double-tough, and fear don't enter into his thinking. He loves to pull a cork. Now L.T. Quinn, he brings his prisoners in alive. He may let one get by now and then but he believes even the worst of men is entitled to a fair shake. Also the court does not pay any fees for dead men. Quinn is a good peace officer and a lay preacher to boot. He will not plant evidence or abuse a prisoner. He is straight as a string. Yes, I will say Quinn is about the best they have.'
I said, 'Where can I find this Rooster?”
“CHAPTER THE FIRST
The Golden Rule of Dragon Training is to... YELL AT IT!
I've been reading Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep at the recommendation of our own @MCBanjoMike and I'm really enjoying it, but the edition the library gave me is A) a very large book with B) very small print, so it's going much more slowly than books normally do for me. I'm about halfway through now, maybe I'll finish it by the end of the week.