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26 Days of Jest: day 22

Today we are reading pages 801 to 833. We pick up where we left off, with Hal visiting a weird Narcotics Anonymous meeting where men hold teddy bears and cry. 320 more words

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FREEDOM BOULEVARD L.WINFREY YOUNG CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

James Simmer settled his back against an over-plump cushion in a hand-turned wicker chair that was sitting next to its twin.

He’d just returned from a visit to the school teacher’s home—was fully annoyed that their daughter had been absent—but was easing himself through disappointment with the aid of a tall, sweated glass of Jack Daniels whiskey swirled with chipped ice and sweet lemonade (it was his drink of choice).  1,769 more words

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26 Days of Jest: Day 20

Today we are reading pages 727 to 759. It feels like the home stretch! The last quarter of the book, yay!


Btw as the weekend saw the last episode in the current season of Bob’s Burgers, and I’m really quite sad about it, all gifs will be Bob’s Burgers related. 343 more words

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26 Days of Jest: Day 19

Today we are reading pages 685 to 727. It’s Election Day here in the U.K. and I am anxious as all shit (hoping that Labour get a surprise landslide) so hopefully this will take my mind off things. 434 more words

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Book Review: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

You know how, as you get older, you begin to realize that your family is maybe not so normal? That all the things they do that you thought were average, might actually be a little crazy? 322 more words

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26 Days of Jest: Day 18

Today we are reading pages 653 to 685! I’ve had a migraine all morning and I’m not sure I’m ready for this, but here we sodding go. 218 more words

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26 Days of Jest: Day 17

Good morning! Pull up a pew. I’ve had about 11 hours sleep, so yay. I’m also back to work for the first time in 5 days and it’s raining, boo. 386 more words

David Foster Wallace