White supremacy, the 2nd Amendment, complicity of the press.

16 May

I was going to post a movie review today.

Then there were two racist mass shootings over the weekend, and there was just no space in my head to watch and livetweet a romance.

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Reminder: #RomancelandiaMovieNight

13 May

While I’m still not reading anything new to me, I continue to stitch away at the patchwork pouches (much slower than I would like, but progress is happening).

On that note, a brief reminder for anyone wanting to participate in #RomancelandiaMovieNight that I’ll be watching and live-tweeting/-tooting (heh!) THE PHOTOGRAPH (2020), with Isa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield, tomorrow May 14th, at 9PM Eastern.

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Blogging with Integrity

9 May

I have always described myself as a reader, before most anything else. At different times I’ve been a martial arts student, a horseback rider, a roller skater, a crafter. I have been a mother (of now-adult offspring), and a food service worker, but I have always been a genre reader, even when I have struggled to read.

(I like to say that Paul Féval’s Le Bossu made me a reader before I knew how to read 1, that Agatha Christie made me a mystery reader by the time I turned nine, and that finding a copy of E.M. Hull’s The Sheik–just shy of turning eleven–made me a genre romance reader)

I also tend to think things to death. And lately, I have been thinking a lot about how I blog and review (again). And you, lucky people, get to learn what I’ve been thinking.

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Chugging along (another update)

6 May

Given the absolute shitshow that is US politics right now, let alone “we are still in a pandemic, stupid”, and “there’s a war in Europe, so food and fuel prices have risen because war profiteering is a thing US corporations do really well”, I thought to try for a bit of cheer.

Top of my work table, showing 12 finished patchwork pouches, and three halfway completed, all with different fabrics/thread colords/quilting patterns combinations.
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