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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:23 am 
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Stacey Abrams was the Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia in 2018. She impressed a lot of people (including, very much, me) and lost a very close race that was ripe with voter suppression and other issues (the GOP victor was himself the Secretary of State in charge of the election at the time!). She was strongly encouraged to run for one of the Senate seats from Georgia in this election but instead she has concentrated on encouraging voter participation, particularly among African-Americans in Georgia, and deserves much of the credit for Biden's likely pivotal victory in the state in this election. She is definitely a rising star in the U.S. Democratic Party.

I know nothing of "Selena Montgomery" other than what Frelga posted.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:15 pm 
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Thanks Voronwë.

I had no idea Frelga was referring to THAT Stacey Abrams; I guess I should have clicked on the link and made the connection myself.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:07 pm 
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Is that really a real thing?
It’s out there now (which doesn’t mean anything?):

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:16 pm 
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I mean, you could click on the link to the publisher I thoughtfully provided.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:51 pm 
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I clicked on the link, but I still wasn't sure it was real.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:03 am 
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Frelga wrote:
I mean, you could click on the link to the publisher I thoughtfully provided.

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I did. Seemed legit to me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:24 am 
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For those who admire the writing of Octavia E Butler, there is a free online event discussing her legacy and writing. Some giveaways are being offered for those whi register.

It's organised by the LA Virtual Book Club for 18 Nov at 7pm LA time.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-v ... 6329792811

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:33 pm 
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Inanna, I'm reading The Stormlight Chronicles by Brandon Sanderson, the series Alatar recommended some time ago (thank you Al :) ).
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A complex, deeply thought-out world and vivid characters. I ocassionally have to speed read through battle scenes, but the interwoven story threads are compelling and his writing is excellent.


The sequel just came out!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:49 pm 
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Excellent! I'll look it up.

And i just noticed I made a spelling error in the quoted text above. It is now preserved for posterity. I feel angst!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:19 pm 
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I had to cut and paste the text into a word doc to spell check it and find the error. Wow, my own spell checking has gone downhill.
I hid it for you. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:41 pm 
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LOL! Thanks Maria.

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What was it? What was it?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:17 am 
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Inanna wrote:
What was it? What was it?


I occasionally make the same mistake.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:37 am 
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Ah, found it!

(We are weird people. ;))
(ETA: to enjoy language so much.)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:48 am 
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Well, it's one of the ways...

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Oh my god - And I just got V’s hint.
I’m a tubelight.

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I'm reading J. K. Rowling's new book, The Ickabog. It's obviously written for children, but it's pretty dark. No magic in it (so far), but it is set in a mythical kingdom. Adults will love it too.

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I had not heard that she has a new book out, under her own name. Good to know that you think it is good.

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Jude wrote:
I'm reading J. K. Rowling's new book, The Ickabog. It's obviously written for children, but it's pretty dark. No magic in it (so far), but it is set in a mythical kingdom. Adults will love it too.

Rowling had put it on her website a chapter a day (for free) before it was published. I enjoyed it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:32 am 
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I recently finished Juniper and Wise Child (which were gifted to me by the generous Elengil). I enjoyed both very much. Wise Child is the better book - more complex, more immersive, more vivid.

Thank you Elengil!

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