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Terry Pratchett: Eric & Moving Pictures (and a Reprise of the 2019 Good Omens Screen Adaptation)

In the good old BookLikes days (when they really still were good days), we used to have a Discworld group and associated book club, which had committed to reading the entire series in publication order, by way of bimonthly reads.  We had gotten as far as Guards! Guards! by the time the site went down […]

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Good Omens: Crowley, Aziraphale – or?

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 4: In Terry Pratchett’s and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, who do you root more for: Aziraphale or Crowley?  Or another character?  (And in each case: why?) Oooh — Aziraphale and Crowley.  It’s very simple: The eternal teenager inside me roots for Crowley.  I don’t think I’ll ever […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/09 (Day 9): Book Suggestions for the New Squares? Part 1: “Paint It Black”

Today’s prompt is for favorite horror reads; that not being much of my thing (outside, perhaps, the gothic classics and anything more edifying or funny rather than scary), I think I’m going to leave that prompt to Char, Bark’s Books (aka Bark at the Ghouls), and the site’s other horror fans.  Instead, I’m going to […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/02 (Day 2): Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies or Other?

  Witches. One of my very first literary heroine was a little witch who manages to get the better of all the bigger, older witches after having been put down by them — the heroine of Otfried Preußler’s Little Witch.  (In fact, I loved that book enough to write my very first fan letter to […]

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BL-opoly: Dice Roll #16

It’s past midnight CEST, so having finished J,K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy, I am allowed to roll again This takes me to square 15: Mountain Cabin — read a book with a tree on the cover or featuring a character who is a father. I decided to go for, um, the ultimate fatherhood tale, which I […]

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Books With a Difference

Responding to Moonlight Reader’s “call for papers (= titles / authors)” — there are quite a number of excellent lists out there already; anyway, here’s my contribution … or a first draft, at least.  Links go to my reviews (or status updates / summary blog posts / author pages) to the extent I’ve posted any. […]

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Good Omens: The Screen Adaptation

Ten Comments, Two Addenda and a Summary So, I finally had an opportunity to watch this (binged on the whole thing last night).  A few comments: 1.  The kids: loved them.  The only people in the whole production who were visibly in it for the fun of the thing, not because it was a job.  […]

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Good Omens …

Armageddon is coming to a screen near you on May 31! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1855536/post   Related Posts: Good Omens Book Review Good Omens Screen Adaptation Review Good Omens: Favorite Characters   Narrativium: Where the Falling Angel Meets the Rising Ape – Terry Pratchett and Discworld Project Page Reviews and Blog Posts

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Neil Gaiman & Jouni Koponen: A Study in Emerald

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – Advent, Book Short Story: Advent also means “second coming”: Read a pastiche, or a book written by an “authorised author” by the deceased author’s estate. OR: There are four Sundays in Advent.  Read the fourth book of a series or a book with the word “four” in the title. […]

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Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology – Listening Progress Update: 90 of 390 Minutes

Gaiman says in the introduction that he didn’t revisit his own childhood favorites — Kevin Crossley-Holland’s and Roger Lancelyn Green’s renditions of the Norse myths — but this comes across decidedly more like an update of those books, i.e., The Norse Myths for Young Readers, than an adaptation of the actual Edda texts.  I’m enjoying […]

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Black Cat Productions Presents: Bingos No. 12 & 13 and BINGO BLACK OUT!

     This has been enormously great fun; thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for putting this together and hosting it!  I’ve loved following everybody’s reads – still sorry RL duties made me bow out for 2+ weeks smack in the middle of it all.  Most of my selections turned out to be enjoyable, […]

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Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Ninth Update – Catch-Up Post and BINGOS No. 6-9

So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn’t shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I’m back on track.  And thus I am happy to finally be […]

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Halloween Book Bingo 2016: Eighth Update – TRIPLE BINGO (Nos. 3-5)!

  The Books: Bingo No. 3: Witches – Terry Pratchett / Neil Gaiman: Good Omens Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s hilarious end-of-the-world spoof: Armageddon as foretold in the nice and accurate predictions of one Agnes Nutter, witch.  (Time of Armageddon: Next Saturday. Place: Tadfield, Oxfordshire.)  Starring one demon named CrawlyCrowley (who’s got just about enough […]

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Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s hilarious end-of-the-world spoof: Armageddon as foretold in the nice and accurate predictions of one Agnes Nutter, witch.  (Time of Armageddon: Next Saturday. Place: Tadfield, Oxfordshire.)  Starring one demon named CrawlyCrowley (who’s got just about enough of a spark of goodness inside him to be congenial company to one particular angel), one […]

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