This month three friends and I took road trip up to Maine, where we hung out for five days! After California, Maine is the state that I’ve always wanted to visit, since I’ve heard such great things about Portland and the seaside up there, and it did not disappoint!
Itinerary and photos below the cut!
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A few years ago I wrote up a similar post about books I’d like to reread, but I wanted to do an updated version that was more niche. In this case, these are books I want to reread for one of two reasons:
- I distinctly recall enjoying the book very much, but have almost entirely forgotten it, and could not recall specific details if my life depended on it.
- I read it when I was much younger and would like to reread it with a fresh, older perspective to see how I feel about it now.
Most of the books I mention fall under a combination of two of these conditions.
I am also trying to stay away from series starters, which fall under a whole other category (yes, several of the books I mention are technically part of a series but can also stand alone, so I’m not counting them).
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- The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick (★★★★☆)
- The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse (★★★☆☆)
- A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (★★★★☆)
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl (★★☆☆☆)
- Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown by Anais Mitchell (★★★★★)
- In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland (★★★☆☆)
- A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark (★★★★★)
- Emma by Jane Austen (★★★★★)
MONTHLY TOTAL: 10
YEARLY SO FAR: 41
I had a much, much better reading month than April, thankfully (though, the bar was admittedly very low). Not only did I read much more, I enjoyed so much more of what I read.
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Working on a Song: the Lyrics of HADESTOWN
There was no way I was going to rate this anything less than five stars, given my absolute sentimentality regarding HADESTOWN. For context: I first listened to and loved the original album way back in 2010, spent years and years hoping it would one day make it to the theater, rejoiced when it premiered at the New York Theater Workshop, and proceeded to attend three times. The NYTW production was a magical experience, all three times. When the Broadway cast recording came out, I listened to bits and pieces here and there, enough to know that, unfortunately it was a disappointment compared to the original album and the NYTW production.
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There’s a reason the title has a Supernatural reference, and it’s not just because I am, unfortunately, a genuine Supernatural fan (I mean, it is partly that).
I also realize I’m doing this a bit backwards, as I never actually wrote the classic How I Got An Agent post, because I’m lazy and I kept putting it off, but I’ll get there eventually.
Anyway. I’ll keep this short and sweet (hopefully).
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