There‘s this awesome small business called the Nite Owl Workshop that comes to the Lexington comic con. These are her newest creations, & I want them so much! But, I don‘t have $ right now. ☹️ thought I‘d share though because she makes all kinds of geeky plushes—LOTR, superheroes, Doctor Who, etc. I have a Watson, & my friend has Sherlock (don‘t think she makes those anymore). Check it out on Etsy.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ On my first attempt a couple of years ago, I bailed quickly. But after watching, and loving, the series with my husband, I wanted to try again. Aziraphale (angel) and Crowley (demon) should be enemies, but instead, are like an old married couple. I love them. This is a zany take on the apocalypse while being thematically interesting: free will, nature vs nurture, good vs evil, and in between. Wholly entertaining; FABULOUS on audio.
"The English, by and large, being a crass and indolent race, were not as keen on burning women as other countries in Europe. In Germany, the bonfires were built and burned with regular Teutonic thoroughness. Even the pious Scots, locked throughout history in a long-drawn-out battle with their arch enemies the Scots, managed a few burnings to while away the long winter evenings."
Haven't really been reading lately, so I picked up Good Omens again and came across this gem: "Churches? What good did they ever do? They'm just as bad. Same line o' business, nearly. You can't trust them to stamp out the Evil One, 'cos if they did, they'd be out o' that line o' business."
Best mail day ever! My #bookhaul from BookOutlet and my monthly puzzle subscription (+ 3 more I bought on sale) from Puzzle Warehouse arrived on the same day! 🥳
Guess what my plans are for this weekend?! 😉
"Then he'd tried believing in the Universe, which seemed sound enough until he'd innocently started reading new books with words like Chaos and Time and Quantum in the titles. He'd found that even the people whose job of work was, so to speak, the Universe, didn't really believe in it and were actually quite proud of not knowing what it really was or even if it could theoretically exist. To Newt's straightforward mind this was intolerable."
This has been on my TBR for decades and I‘m so glad I finally got around to it. It was absolutely delightful.
Firstly, God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e., everybody.] to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won‘t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
Reread. Light yet intelligent. Laugh out loud funny. Feel good without being insipid. The Hitchhiker's Guide of Armageddon. Pratchett & Gaiman match up perfectly - like roasted red bell peppers and goat cheese. One of my all time favorites. First time with the audio version and enjoyed the narration.
After watching the Prime series recently I enjoyed my re read of the original book. It is of its time in some places, but mostly charmingly so. Some lovely extra pieces about the collaboration from both writers and some great pics in this series tie in edition..... I'm sure the pic of them is supposed to echo with the series image (Sheen and Tennant were both perfect in their roles)
My next read and I'm excited about it. Haven't read anything else by Terry Pratchett but I love Neil Gaiman.
May elaborate in a #readathon wrap up post, but briefly: @brandybear22 reading the prologue of my required reading to me while I moped crampily; Dark Matter, which I listened to for the 21 min it takes to gets to B‘s house from mine; the license plate in front of me when I left home to go to B‘s; KitchenAid‘s bullshit ravioli maker attachment; and oysters from my CSA that may have saved the weekend, really. Also, we watched ep2 of Good Omens.
1. Central Scotland
2. Tagged a re read but was 20 years ago
3. I've baked some fruity oats with added protein powder... Also melted cheese on toast 🧀😋
4. I'm still super bendy flexible after ballet as a child and being double jointed... I can dislocate my thumbs and gross out my friends 😈😈😈
5. More audio books for the inevitable household chores... Also not really chasing a number.. Just here to have fun
This took me longer than I wanted to read this book with life getting in the way. I did enjoy this book. There were some slow spots but I did enjoy the characters and their wittiness. I can‘t wait to watch the series now😊
1. Done, though I know it‘s love-it-or-hate-it
2. Yes, every day (but it‘s a habit I developed in my late 20s)
3. If it‘s cheese or veggie then absolutely!
4. 9 US
Thanks @Sace for the tag! My first #friyayintro @howjessreads
Phone/Kindle charger? Check.
My Book Journal? Check.
A HUGE pile of books? Check.
I think I'm ready for the #scarathlon #TeamStoker with @TheReadingMermaid and @Clwojick and @MrBook
Sign up if you haven't already! It's going to be fun!
While doing some organizational tasks at my internship today I came across this name in the family history files! Crowley! I didn't know he spent time in Michigan! 🤣😂 I wonder if Aziraphale was with him? 😎😈😇 #litsyhumor