About mredlich21

Author of book Don't Call It Bollywood, Indian film obsessive, recently graduated Masters student in film studies, person who bores everyone in her real life with her out there theories and thinking on any and all pop culture topics

Wednesday Watching Post: What Have You Been Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to While I Wasn’t Posting?

Happy Wednesday! Since last I posted, I rearranged my apartment, planted hydrangeas, took a lot of long walks, finished book 1 of Ponniyin Selvan and moved well into book 2, just generally lived life. Sorry for not posting because I love you all and missed you! Not sorry for not posting because I got so much done in life-life while I was off.

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DCIB Book Club: Ponniyin Selvam Book 1 First Half

This is a very confusing series! I read the newest translation of Book 1, then started an older translation of Book 2 and went “wait, this doesn’t seem like it makes sense”, went back to another translation of Book 1 and found a whoooooooooooooole other part of the book! So I am calling this post “First Half” and trying to cover all my bases.

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Weekend WatchAlong: Shakuntala! Sunday or Saturday Morning! Anyone Interested?

Thank you for the suggestion Angie!!! It’s been a very weird week for me, lots of work stuff and lots of weird errands (I had to take my sewing machine in to be repaired at a very strange show that is only open 6 hours a day), so a nice watchalong with the nice people sounds just about right.

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to While I Worry About My Lawn?

Happy Wednesday!!!! I seeded my lawn about two weeks ago and the little tendrils are just coming up. Which is of course the most fragile moment, and I am so worried about them! I just want them to make it through to next week when they will be nice hardy plants.

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DCIB Book Club: Ponniyin Selvan Vol. 1 Fresh Floods! Discussion Sunday May 21!!!!

Woot! BOOK CLUB!!! I picked Ponniyin Selvan because I’ve almost finished the first volume, it’s very fun, the movies are great, and it’s on topic for the blog. Oh, and the English translations are pretty readily available, at least digital copies (physical you may have to ship from far away).

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Ponniyin Selvan 2 Review (SPOILERS): Well, That’s Not What the Summary of the Book Promised Me!

Hey! They changed the plot! Like, quite a bit! Mostly by cutting things out. But for those of us (me) who rely on online summaries to follow the dang thing, it was very confusing. Once I let go of what I thought was going to happen and just enjoyed what was happening, it was fine.

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