DCIB Book Club: Ronia the Robber’s Daughter Next Week!!! In TWO Weeks, The Red Signal, Dealing with Dragons, or Shards of Honor?

Next week, one of my all time FAVORITE books! Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, it’s exciting and philosophical and a little bit romantic, and it has an AMAZING fearless heroine. Really, READ IT!!!! It should take you about 3-4 hours start to finish and it will give you so much to think about.

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Friday WatchAlong: Ghungroo! 4pm Chicago Time (AN HOUR LATER THAN USUAL)

First, NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!!!! 4pm!!!!! I had a last minute chance to get together with a friend this afternoon and I couldn’t pass it up. So I moved watchalong an hour. If I run even longer than that (stuck in traffic, whatever), just wait for me to say “And PLAY”.

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Hello Brother Review: That Brief Shining Moment When Salman Thought He Could Actually Get His Brothers to HAVE JOBS

I am so happy, I have been wanting to see this movie for almost 20 years. Well “wanting”. Maybe “vaguely curious” that was transformed to “want” after it was forbidden to me by The Universe. And now The Universe has relented, and I have watched this movie, and I never have to see it again. And you never have to see it even once because I watched it for you!

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Admit Your Dirty Secrets Here, So We Can Judge You

I think all communities have standards, right? And certainly DCIB has standards as well. So here is the place where you can admit the things you secretly feel/believe that you KNOW I will not approve of. Just because…I don’t know, I’m in a bad mood today? I wanna see if I can restrain myself from biting your head off?

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IMPORTANT QUESTION: What Movie Should We Watch for Shashi Week?

I’m too mad to think about Shashi today because everything in the world is messed up and horrible (as previously noted, Spring should be SPRING, not this back and forth spring-winter-spring-winter). So y’all get to/have to help me. We are looking for a Shashi movie that will make people happy, and is readily accessible on streaming services. So not Deewar, and not Doosra Aadmi. (also, because the world is HORRIBLE, I messed up posting this post, sorry if you got two notices)

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Discussion Post: What Fictional Love Triangle Would You Change the Ending (Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Chandni, Little Women, How I Met Your Mother, Etc.)

This is a suggestion from Saira, she used as an example Mansfield Park where it felt like Austen was going to put Henry and the heroine together, and then got bored and rushed the ending and changed it. And I immediately thought of SO MANY OTHERS. Here is a list of mine, feel free to share yours.

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DCIB Book Club: Ronia the Robbers Daughter! In TWO Weeks, on Sunday the 28th!!!!

Yaaaaay, Children’s Literature!!!! It’s the BEST literature. And this is one of those books I remember from when I was a kid being totally completely absorbed in it. So good! By Astrid Lindgren who also did Pippi Longstocking, but this one is a lot better (I think).

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Allen VS Farrow, Fantasy as a Weapon

I finished the HBO series! And it was fascinating and infuriating and something that I feel like everyone should know about if they are interested, even if they don’t have 4 hours to spare or an HBO subscription. So here is my quick summary of thoughts as someone who actually saw it, feel free to ask questions about anything else you want to know in the comments. Or not read this post at all if you feel like you already know enough.

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