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Things that have pleased me lately

1. Kenneth Branagh (squeee!) will be directing a live-action version of Cinderella. Helena Bonham Carter plays the Fairy Godmother (so, presumably, not a crazy hag -- surprise! Though she's also playing Miss Havisham, so maybe this is an anomaly).

2. Chickens: the Steadi-Cam of the animal kingdom

3. Miss Piggy wearing the Hope Diamond. Yup, the actual Hope Diamond.

4. The Secret Life of Bees and The Necromancer's House (yeah, I need to write a proper review, but trust me on this: they're both -- in very different ways -- fantastic.

5. New Pope rocks.

6. Queen + physics = Bohemian Gravity:


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mimimanderly
Sep. 25th, 2013 10:54 am (UTC)
OMG! Queen AND physics??!! What's not to like? Loved it!

I've read The Secret Life of Bees and loved the book! I will have to check out The Necromancer's House on Amazon. You seem to recommend so many books that I enjoy.
delphipsmith
Sep. 27th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
On the surface they're very different: SLB is set in the South and is a coming-of-age tale about quite a young girl, while NH is set in modern-day central New York and is about a middle-aged magus who has stolen a trove of Russian magic. However, in both cases the main character is trying to come to terms with a major event in their lives, both have to face something they don't want to, and both have (to me, anyway) a definite pagan flavor. Which of course I like :)
mimimanderly
Sep. 27th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
How did you even read The Necromancer's House already?! I just ordered a copy on Amazon, but it won't be released until October 1!
delphipsmith
Sep. 27th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
I contributed to his kickstarter to fund a publicity campaign for it, so I got an advance reading copy :)
drinkingcocoa
Sep. 25th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
And all I can think is how thrilled Miss Piggy must have been to have her supremacy so acknowledged. I adamantly refuse to believe she doesn't have real feelings. *ducks flying missile from the pig*
delphipsmith
Sep. 27th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
Ha! I know, right? Somewhere Kermie is freaking out because he just knows she won't give it back ;)
madeleone
Sep. 26th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
LOVED!!! Bohemian Gravity. Where in heck do you find this stuff! Thanks for posting. :D
delphipsmith
Sep. 27th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you enjoyed. Most of these I find on io9.com or The Mary Sue. They're like Nerd Heaven :) Today for example io9 has this amazing piece on glassblowing while The Mary Sue has a recipe for Accio Butterbeer Mug Cake. Cake and science, it just doesn't get any better :)

Edited at 2013-09-27 03:06 am (UTC)
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