I'm using Duolingo to learn/review some languages but decided to also try more immersive practice with Spanish since I already studied it for several years (almost 20 years ago, though). The podcast I tried was a bit too much but the audiobook version of "Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal" is familiar enough to follow along pretty well.

Also Mr Dursley sounds like a muppet and I kind of love him.

Good choice, me!


Bookriot DOES have a feed, you just have to guess the URL.

(it's bookriot.com/feed )

All this to say "Honorable Mention" is a good song and even though I know the band's not nuts about this album I really hope they know it kicks ass. Just, like, objectively. XD

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Sometimes I think I should start an account just to ramble about Fall Out Boy. (And occasionally other bands.)

Probably not worth the trouble and probably no one wants to read that. XD But I think about it a lot.

I would 1000% make a pop-punk/emo fandom instance if I had the extra money lying around. I was gonna add "and a single other interested person," but no. I'd still do it if it was just me. XD

I love that Judaism is a religion where in our own liturgy, our own sacred texts, it says on more than one occasion that a divine voice emerged to settled disputes among the rabbi and that "as a general principal one should disregard divine voices" and then proceedes to continue to disputing the same topic for another chapter

Just got done blocking some domains and accounts I'd missed. Thanks for helping out by reporting!

Watched all of Lock & Key today. Haven't read the comic yet, but the show was great so I borrowed vol 1 from the library and I'll be reading it soon.

Realized it has been *awhile* since I last posted and figured I should maybe confirm I am still here, just busy and tired. So tired.

I've started using Duolingo instead of playing games when I'm just sort of idling, and it actually helps wake up my brain and give me more energy to do other things. So that's fun!

But when I read and am tired, I just fall asleep. Even YA, even comics. πŸ˜•

Maybe if I get far enough in another language, I can read books in that language and that will work better!

family, stress 

Hit a reading slump already. 😫

But I'm editing the podcast now and have a pretty light week (except for tomorrow), so I'm hoping I can get a couple of short/easy books read before the month ends. :blobcheer:

Currently reading:
Buffy: Hellmouth
Gender Queer
The Communist Manifesto

Watched the whole part 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in a day so I can talk about it tomorrow for the podcast.

Sitting for that much of the day was probably a bad idea and my everything hurts, but also I'm really excited to record tomorrow and I liked it.

Short no-spoiler review: It's like they took the show and said "yes but can we make it gayer, witchier, and more feminist?" They also added Riverdale-style cheerleader/dancers and that was weird, but overall more good than bad.

trans, name change, personal stuff 

SFFBookclub nominations 

Young Adult + Middle Grade Bookclub Feb poll 

Just read the volume 1 of the recent Angel (BtVS) comic.

Angel as a character is just so... tricky. It's easy to make his brooding really obnoxious. If it's offset by making fun of it a bit, when he's surrounded by people that are just 1000% done hearing about it, it can be ok. This was just...ughhhhh, no.

Interested in the other character reinterpretations, so done with Angel himself.

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