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My Currently Reading pile will be added to until it topples over and kills me

For those who don't follow me on twitter (*peers at you*), you might not know that I am currently majorly obsessed with the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The cast recording is being released next Tuesday, but they're selling copies in the theatre now, SO, I...er...kind of asked a friend of my brother's to go to the theatre, buy a copy and upload it for me. Which he did. So I now have it, thanks to living in the FUTURE.

Ugh this cast. Also BUSTLES.

Speaking of Dickens, I'm working on Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of '80 and it is Not Great so far. Mainly because it's set in 1780 and Dickens has almost exclusively confined his action to a bunch of old men sitting around a tavern fireplace. There was one grumpy guy, but then he left. If someone named something like Alfred P. Whiffersnook doesn't show up soon, I will continue to read this, but under protest.

I've also started The Silver Linings Playbook, and it is AWESOME. I'm gonna go ahead and say it's one of those This Is Just Good and You Should Read It books. Yeah, I'm like a fifth of the way through it, but STILL. I'd say you can usually tell like ten pages in whether a book's gonna suck or not. Maybe 20. Gotta get past that first chapter. But yeah, the narrator's crazy and it's great. And JLaw is in the movie, so how can you go wrong with either?

Someone was telling me yesterday to reeeally try again with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I don't know. I kind of feel like its moment has come and gone. But I do have it for Kindle. And people got reeeally into it. And then I could watch the Swedish movie version, which I've been wanting to do for a WHILES.

This'd probably be one of those #firstworldproblems.

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