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    Authors You Used to Love, But No Longer Read

    He does have a cat in at least one book, The Mask. Of course, the kitty goes psycho and tries to kill his owner, so...
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    I remember being assigned one in high school. Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, unsurprisingly. It's a good read - I still remember quite a lot of it even all these years later.
  3. In a normal town, sure. But the only one who ever serves jail time in Salem is Gabi. Will and Sonny aren't Gabi, so, no worries!
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    I did find The Fountainhead weirdly readable. My biological mother was very into Ayn Rand and so I read her copies of both this and Atlas Shrugged (I did skip through the rest of the radio speech after about 20 pages or so). Of course it's hugely problematic, the philosophy is stupid, and also I was in high school at the time. I haven't read it again since. But I would say give it a try. If it doesn't grab you quickly, then bail.
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    What Titles Are You Currently Reading?

    Does it feature any of the major characters from Sandman?
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    Authors You Used to Love, But No Longer Read

    Oh thank goodness, there's someone else like me out there. I also have a TBR bookcase - with every shelf having two rows of books and sometimes books stacked on top of the rows - and overflow spilling into a smaller media case that's really supposed to be for DVDs and such.
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    S01.E06: Amour Fou

    I pegged Beck early on as someone who uses people, but she's also someone who has real limits on that, too. She's very much minor league. Beck could have gotten so much out of Peach and she clearly knew that, but she resisted it. Now whether that's because Beck is legitimately a nice person or because she's just not willing to go as far as sleeping with people and giving up a certain amount of autonomy in order to get ahead or lead a luxurious life is still up for debate. (I'm only watching the show for the first time now.) I'm bummed Peach is dead with four episodes left to go because every appearance of hers was like a shot in the arm for the show aud it's hard for me to see how it's going to have the same energy with her gone. Yes, she was an awful person, and I don't like snobs either, but I found her entertaining in her awfulness (as opposed to Benji, who I just found plain annoying and was thrilled when he died) and in the cat-and-mouse game she had going on with Joe. Above anything else for me, she was smart. Beck has been a trial for me to watch because she is so freaking dumb - initially I had hoped that she had depths we weren't seeing yet, but the earlier episode featuring her inner narration destroyed my hopes. Joe is a psycho yet I find his narration often entertaining for much the same reasons I found Peach entertaining - he's often smart and often right about other people while being almost comically un-selfaware. By the way, the last sentence of your post - it appears you have given away a MAJOR spoiler for how the show ends and it should be under a spoiler tag. Many people who didn't watch a show in real time still like to read the episode thread for each episode after they watch it, and there aren't supposed to be spoilers like this.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    The thing is, with Drake it's kind of endearing. Especially since it's been so many years! Ha.
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    I finally read Moby Dick a few years ago when the opera of it was premiering (it's an awesome opera by the by), and I agree with what was said upthread about 100 pages of it making an awesome story. I did read all the rest too and I didn't hate it, but some of it was certainly tedious. China Mieville did a retelling of Moby Dick that I read after reading the original, titled Railsea, and I loved it. It's a great science fictional take on the basic concept.
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    Paperback vs Mass Market Paperback

    I have a few books that size, although having the height and width inverted is a new twist on it. The print is small but entirely readable so long as you have good eyes - let's put it this way, if you can read on your phones without having to magnify, then you can read these.
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    Yeah, I commented when I read it that in a way it was like reading a thriller. This book went to press before Theranos shut down, etc. but Vanity Fair just put out a follow-up article covering the final months at Theranos as well as Holmes's current state of affairs. You'll definitely want to read it.
  12. I think it'll be Mary Anne so that they have an excuse to ditch the old-fashioned name in favor of Maria or Mariana. As a Californian, I know full well that we are not all blond haired with blue eyes, and we're also a majority-minority state. I think it'd be awesome for a black or Latina girl to be cast as Dawn to remind everybody else of this. But the books harped so much on Dawn's long blonde hair that I bet the producers won't want to go away from that. They'll look for someone like a younger Ginny Gardner (of Hulu's Runaways).
  13. Yes, she officially came out in 2016. I agree Stacey will probably be the one cast with a black actress. And one of the remaining girls will be cast with a Latina actress.
  14. I looked it up and it was book 14. Maybe they'll stick to the books in having Mallory show up in S1 whenever there's a babysitting job at the Pikes, and then graduate her to a full-fledged sitter in S2. I'm not sure if Jessi will ever appear. She basically had no personality, despite her love of ballet. She existed to be the black one. And there's no way in 2019 that the show is going to cast four white girls and no black girls. Claudia will obviously stay Japanese-American, but at least one of Kristy, Dawn, Stacey or Mary Anne is going to be black.
  15. I'm very excited for this. Also, obviously one of the babysitters will be queer - so, we can all place our bets now on whether it's Kristy or Dawn. I think Dawn. Although Ann M. Martin is a lesbian and hasn't she said she identifies with Kristy the most? But I'm still thinking Dawn in the end. I also learned today that a trilogy of Fear Street movies is in the works!
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