“In a way, she had written her own freedom. Once she started bringing in her own money it was much harder for her mother to tell her what she couldn’t do.” bookriot.com/who-was-virginia-

In which old things are still good, an amazing catch is made, and the weekend is nigh.

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I just…Isaacs chews every inch of scenery he can reach, and it’s GLORIOUS. I think Zhukov would have considered it a fair portrayal. youtube.com/watch?v=-ea2-kt8ox

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I mean, he wasn’t a stellar human being—no one who was would have survived such close contact with Josef Vissarionovich—but I still think he was an absolute baller.

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ANYWAY the story of the white horse, Stalin, and the victory parade just delights me on so many levels.

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One of the things I really enjoyed about THE DEATH OF STALIN was just how perfectly Jason Isaacs played Zhukov. Like, this was a man who stopped the Nazis at the gates of Moscow, personally took their surrender in Berlin, AND survived Stalin.

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So at dinner the kids told me about psychic Pokemon and Aimo Koivunen, and I told them the story about Zhukov’s white horse during the Moscow Victory Parade of 1945.

A good time was had by all.

“So I started rereading Exodus imagining Egypt as modern-day America, an imperialist country where the rich rule over the poor, founded on genocide and slavery, happily destroying other countries and the planet at large…” dirtbagchristian.substack.com/

“If people are discovering the joys of physical media, it’s partly because there’s something ephemeral about streaming culture, where any music you “have” is at the mercy of corporate whims.” rollingstone.com/music/music-f

Thus finishes the weekly shilling of my subscription wares. Returning to the usual lunacy in 3…2…1…

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And don’t forget that SELENE, part of the Danny Valentine universe, is on sale for $3.99 across ebook platforms until February 1. lilithsaintcrow.com/2022/01/se

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Crow’s Nest subscribers get a peek at the heroine of SONS OF YMRE 2, who will put up with absolutely zero sass from the hero, thank goodness. gum.co/crowsnest

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This week in HELL’S ACRE, Gemma’s got a knife in her skirts, a glint in her eye, and the prospect of dancing before her as well. lilithsaintcrow.com/the-books/

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It’s that time again, subscribers! Your weekly fiction drop should manifest in your inboxes right…about…now! lilithsaintcrow.com/subscripti

I’m not aiming for a marathon. (For one thing, that involves other people, and you know how I feel about groups.) I’m simply aiming for more days with a run than without.

An achievable goal, at least for another few years.

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