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heaven's clockwork

* The lunar eclipse! I could see the moon from bed as it began to set behind the jagged treetops, red, then clouded, then obscured. Light to dark to dawn. Lovely.

* The Library at Mount Char is an astonishing debut novel that I think many of the flisters will love madly. I'm only a third of the way in, so I can't vouch for it's completeness. But wow.


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adoptedwriter
Jan. 31st, 2018 07:47 pm (UTC)
The moon was so cool last night. Glad we had a clear night.
bleodswean
Feb. 1st, 2018 04:49 pm (UTC)
It was an amazing sight!
rayaso
Jan. 31st, 2018 09:20 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I missed it. Now I'll have to wait another 150 years. I'm actually reading a living author: "Rose & Poe" by Jack Todd. It's a re-working of "The Tempest" from the point of view of Caliban and his mother. Since Shakespeare is dead, I'm not straying too far from home. K recommended it, and it's very good, so far.
bleodswean
Feb. 1st, 2018 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yes.

Oooh, that sounds great! I really really love reworkings and modern dress interps of The Bard!
rayaso
Feb. 1st, 2018 07:14 pm (UTC)
It's short and a quick read, so you might give it a try.
murielle
Jan. 31st, 2018 11:47 pm (UTC)
We had cloud cover so I couldn't see the moon before I went to bed, but I woke through the night and it was visible from the bedroom. It was pretty high in the sky, but was lovely anyway.

I'm reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I think I read it before, but it's a fast paced, fast read of pure escapism. Just can't handle anything that is heavy or requires anything but page turning from me. Brown is perfect that way.
bleodswean
Feb. 1st, 2018 04:50 pm (UTC)
Glad you could see it, M! It was so huge when it first rose and got smaller as it set.

I love Brown's brain! Glad you've got a reading distraction!
egg_shell
Feb. 1st, 2018 12:10 am (UTC)
So thrilled for you that you got to see the eclipse!
bleodswean
Feb. 1st, 2018 04:50 pm (UTC)
Me, too, M, me, too. Two celestial events in a year's time. I love it!
ryl
Feb. 1st, 2018 01:47 am (UTC)
I wanted to see the eclipse, but it was behind the trees before it turned red. I saw one about twenty years ago, though, and I got to see the partial solar this past summer.
bleodswean
Feb. 1st, 2018 04:51 pm (UTC)
Celestial events! I never really got to see it red. We have so many trees. I'm ready for an expansive view in my life.

I'm thinking particularly of you and this book, ryl!
ryl
Feb. 3rd, 2018 01:58 pm (UTC)
Mt. ToBeRead grows ever taller....
elenbarathi
Feb. 2nd, 2018 02:19 am (UTC)
So glad you got to see it! Alas, I didn't; the Moon was gloriously bright until about 3:00 AM, but then slipped out of sight behind the hem of cloud cover. Oh well! I saw the last one, where the pink Moon rose out of the sunset sea, already eclipsed and barely visible.

*lots of hugs* Happy Imbolc, dearheart; blessings of the Lady to you: Winter's half over; Spring is just around the corner.
aerynsun5
Feb. 3rd, 2018 02:32 am (UTC)
Damn! I reminded myself 3 times and still forgot. It was probably raining and/or cloudy here, anyway. Glad you got to see it.
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