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#BecausetheNight #MarchIntothe70s
Because it too starts with 'because'.
Because this is a fantastic story collection.
Because I keep meaning to read more Gaitskill.
Because somehow this had no posts before now.
@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🙌🏻Because I‘m in awe 😜 (edited) 10mo
gradcat Because someone had to do it...and I thank you 🙏 😊👍 10mo
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#Marchintothe70s #BecauseTheNight

C.S. Friedman was writing grimdark fantasy before grimdark was a word.

This is the 2nd book in her Coldfire trilogy and its been a crazy long time since I first read it and really need to re-visit.

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Not familiar with the term “grimdark” ~ please elaborate further 10mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Cinfhen Think gritty and dark fantasy. The opposite of 'heroic fantasy. Authors like Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch have made this sub-genre very popular. http://bestfantasybooks.com/grimdark-fantasy.html 10mo
Cinfhen Sounds delightful 🖤 10mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @Cinfhen Nothing like a good 'grimdark' story to tear ya down when things are just a little too perfect and happy in your real life. 😅 10mo
Cinfhen I‘ll remember that 😆 10mo
gradcat Okay...I just learned a new word ( #blameitonlitsy ) ... thanks for “grimdark.” 10mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @gradcat 😊🙌😊 10mo
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#MarchIntoThe70s #BecauseTheNight

Because the night is the perfect time to tell stories!

The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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I posted about this one a few months ago but wanted to repost for #becausethenight. Not only is it a fantastic book but also perfect for the prompt.

This is a short graphic novel but any reader will be able to visualize themselves in the bookmobile. #marchintothe70s

Cinfhen I missed your original post so thanks for posting again ❣️❣️❣️ 10mo
gradcat Omigod...I think this one might have been written just for (the teenaged) me! 🥰 10mo
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« That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. »

Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us…

#marchintothe70s #becausethenight

Cinfhen 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 10mo
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Because the Night | James Ellroy
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sixgun I'm in Arizona, so we never change. Of course we have enough sun to go around, so no need to save it. 😁😉 10mo
gradcat @sixgun I love that! There‘s a spot in Indiana that never changes either, but I believe it‘s because it‘s an Amish locale. Is Arizona on permanent regular time, then? Still, you‘re right—you guys have plenty of sunshine!! ☀️☀️☀️😂 10mo
Soubhiville I‘d prefer to not have time changes, as my pets get really mad when dinner time shifts! I really never saw the point in daylight savings time. 10mo
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aymiereads I‘d love to not have the time change! It really affects my mood & when the time changes back, im almost instantly better. 10mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I so agree😜All these different time zones drive me batty 🤪 10mo
gradcat @Soubhiville @aymiereads @Cinfhen So nice to know I‘m not the only grouch about DST...thanks for responding, peeps! 10mo
inthegreensandblues I am in favor of year-round daylight saving time. I don't need the sun to come up at 5 am but I would like it not to be dark at 5 pm in December! 10mo
gradcat @inthegreensandblues I hear you. I think that is the best argument for that I have heard. In cities where 5 o‘clock traffic is very heavy, it would seem better to have daylight last longer for those commuters. 10mo
sixgun It's considered Phoenix time. Sometimes we're on Mountain Standard Time MST and sometimes we're on Pacific Time PDT. Depending on daylight savings time. Sometimes my clock automatically sets to DST and that's annoying to have to set it back. That's right I forgot about that slot in southeast Indiana, right?. 10mo
sixgun Our initial reasons for daylight savings is I guess just not something that's been able to be truly proven. It was to save energy. Fewer people and businesses needed to use lights in the morning if they changed it. But today we use energy whenever we feel like it. I admit, my TV never turns off except for about 4 hours overnight. 10mo
booklahoma This is another reason why I want to live near the equator. In my favorites places in Ecuador the average length of the day only varies by about 18 minutes during a year; therefore the sunrise and sunset times only vary by about 18 minutes at most. No need for DST! As with many evils, DST is really only about money for corporations; they're the ones that lobby for it. It's not about saving energy; it's about making us drive our cars. (edited) 10mo
SW-T I‘d like to get rid of DST. There are 24 hrs in a day no matter what we call them. The 3 reasons I‘ve heard for it are 1) energy 2) farmers 3) military. If we can‘t figure out or agree on why we still have it, why keep it? Plus, whenever it changes auto accidents increase. Let‘s just say goodbye to it. 10mo
SleepyDragon I don't care if we are permanently on or permanently off, i just want to stop changing the time twice a year. It's annoying and our electric bill doesn't ever change because of it, so obviously we aren't conserving energy. This has been a political debate in California, and Im hoping we get to pick a time and stick with it. 10mo
gradcat @sixgun You‘re right about Indiana...it‘s so strange—it‘s just a pocket of land with a different time zone for half of the year. I hate changing all the clocks in my house, period. They‘re getting awfully complicated to change—I‘ll admit that I really hate doing it. I must say I think yours (Phoenix Times) are the oddest!! 😂 (edited) 10mo
gradcat @booklahoma You‘re educating me...I didn‘t realize that about living close to the equator, although I ought to have if only I‘d ever thought about it. My problem with living there is simple: I hate the heat. Wouldn‘t it be very, very hot in Ecuador? 10mo
gradcat @SW-T @NeesyBeth I agree with both of you, and I think you will get your way, @NeesyBeth , because it looks like we will end up with permanent DST here in the US. My problem with that is just that here in the Deep South, when the temps are 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it doesn‘t cool down until nearly midnight! At the risk of repeating myself, I absolutely cannot stand the heat 😓😐😂 10mo
booklahoma @gradcat @gradcat 🤓 I like the mountainous areas in Ecuador (around 8500 feet above sea level). The average high temperature in any given month in Cuenca does not exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the lowest temperature month (August) the average low for the month is 46 degrees Fahrenheit. 10mo
SleepyDragon @gradcat I feel ya. I live in a desert region, and in the height of summer it gets to 110+ degrees F, and doesn't cool off at night at all. I hadn't heard of DST being eliminated at the federal level, just at the state level. I'll have to google that, as it's news to me! 10mo
gradcat @booklahoma Those temps would be ideal to me! If it get above 70F, I‘m ready to turn on the AC (but I restrain myself). I actually get nauseated when I get overheated. Plus, it‘s so humid where I live now...and can stand heat fifteen degrees higher if the humidity is low, but high humidity just gets to me in the worst way. And yet look, I live right in the big middle of it. 😑 10mo
gradcat @SleepyDragon You changed your name! I probably have it wrong, it‘s just that I know Obama was for phasing it in permanently, and now Tr@*p supports it. 10mo
SleepyDragon @gradcat Yup, I did change my name. Sorry for any confusion. (I'm not going to make a habit of it.) I'm sure you're right, I just can't keep track of every stupid thing he does. Love how you spell his name like a cuss word, btw. 😁 10mo
gradcat @SleepyDragon He makes me cuss on the daily...see my #marchintothe70s post for today! 😂😂😂 10mo
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#BecausetheNight | Nick Flynn was a homeless shelter social worker in 1980s Boston. It was there he discovered his estranged, alcoholic, conman father. I‘ve never seen the film (Being Flynn) based on this, but it‘s a fantastic memoir.

📷: David P Henry

Cinfhen I see I‘ve previously stacked this book😁sounds like something I‘d love 10mo
Leftcoastzen Stacked ! Sounds like the right level of WTF for me. 10mo
OrangeMooseReads I picked this up at the used bookstore a couple months ago. It looks really interesting. 10mo
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gradcat It‘s such a great title...you‘ve piqued my interest...stacking! 📚 10mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s one of my favorite memoirs. 💚 10mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I think you‘ll like it! It‘s one of my favorite memoirs. 💚 10mo
britt_brooke @OrangeMooseReads Excellent! 💚 10mo
britt_brooke @gradcat I love the title, too. So odd! When it was made into the film Being Flynn, the reprint of the book took on the same name. I like the original title much more. 💚 10mo
Cinfhen The title alone is pretty perfect 10mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It is. I love the title. And it‘s explained in the book. 10mo
gradcat I don‘t even know of the movie...I think I‘m going to have to check it out as well. But you‘re absolutely right—they should never have changed that title! 10mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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#MarchIntoThe70s #Day24 #BecauseTheNight The song was actually written by Bruce Springsteen during ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town‘ sessions but wasn‘t feelin it for himself. Patti Smith then recorded it for her ‘Easter‘ album & it became one of her best singles. It‘s about the night belonging to lovers & how the world may conspire to keep you apart but as soon as that sun goes down, you can be together no matter the obstacles, like Celia & Marco.

gradcat Love your book choice here. 🥰 10mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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#MarchIntoThe70s #BecauseTheNight is one of my favorite songs EVER ~ it‘s a soulful rock duet between Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen 🤟🏼😇Tagged book is the passionate friendship between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose artistic creativity fueled their lifelong pursuit of art & music. Set in NYC (in the late 60s), it‘s the history of a city on the cusp of change as we are introduced to the Warhol‘s, drag queens, musicians & poets.

emilyhaldi Great book!! I‘m going to read this one for #booked2019 #featuresamusician 🎼 10mo
kspenmoll Fabulous book! And song...💕 10mo
Cinfhen M Train sounds good @emilyhaldi 🥰and you have fabulous taste @kspenmoll 😉 10mo
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Ruthiella Because the Night is one of my absolute favorites too and I love Patti!😍 10mo
writerlibrarian She's an amazing writer and storyteller. I have Mr. Train in my TRP. So many books so little time. 10mo
gradcat I got the book as soon as it was available...and I absolutely loved it! 10mo
Cinfhen I honestly didn‘t know how awesome Patti was until I read her memoir @Ruthiella @writerlibrarian @gradcat what an icon 🙌🏻🥰 10mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I know, right? She really puts the “live” in life, imho.... 10mo
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