All I want to do in October is watch scary movies!

I am generally disappointed in how many I cram in.

I thought at least I would get to watch The Phantom Carriage Halloween night but . . . that's just not how Halloween goes.

Oh, lah, my life is hard.


Century 16 Hilltop
A Haunting in Venice (2023)

Okay. This is not a great work of art or anything but it was marvelously entertaining and shot beautifully and, so long as you can turn off your ability to make small complaints (the poor writing for and direction of Tina Fey, a photo that should not have been in color, a couple overexpository moments, some modern terminology dropped to make sure we feel our fragile sensibilities are respected), it is really quite wonderful.

That said, do you mind if I just dive into spoilers and discuss the rare similarities between the movie and its source material? Thanks. Because they have so little in common that what they do share is fascinating.

As I said, spoilers. For both book and movie.

First, I was so happy Tina Fey's character was Ariadne Oliver whom I quite liked in the book and who thus, I hoped, would become a series regular, appearing in every two or three films. But they were never able to let us really believe that she and Poirot were actually friends and the movie ends such that I doubt we'll see her again. Also, her whole plan made her rather dumb. Disappointing all around. As much as she loves Tina Fey (we'll be seeing her and Amy Pohler live in Oakland in a few months), Lady Steed felt that her casting was the weakest part of the film. Me, I blame more the writing and the direction (decide whether you want Tina Fey to be Tina Fey or not!).

The initial murder happens for a similar reason, but in the book it's a girl in a bobbing-for-apples bowl. The eventual apples twist shook me more than anyone else in the audience because it was book-adjacent but not book.

The boy Leopold in the movie is entirely different from the book and I was thinking it was just a shared name but then, in what I found the most satisfying twist in the movie, they shared a key action. But not at all for the same reason. I like the movie Leopold much better. He's an actual character for one thing, and interesting to boot.

I suppose you could argue both book and movie give Poirot a local retired police officer friend, but that seems a bit stretched.

A couple other characters shared names and this and that, but the major stuff I've already covered. Pretty much everything else is different, though I'm happy to enjoy both on their individual merits.

Rialto Cerrito
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

What an absolutely WONDERFUL movie this is to watch with an audience. Which, yes, I did back in 2005, but that was a long time ago. And yes I've seen the movie at home more than once since then. But apparently not since 2013.

Anyway, theaters are the natural home of movies. Yes, I would've enjoyed watching on my laptop as I lay in bed, but with a room full of adults and children laughing at different things? Exactly what movies are for.

We're at risk of losing this experience. Don't let that happen! GO TO the movies!!!

library dvd
Oink (2022)

Given how many awards the film racked up in its native Nederlands I suppose it must have been better in Dutch. The English dub, however, is terrible. No character escapes bad line readings and I'm not sure the protagonist got a single good one. As far as I can tell, the same actors did both recordings (?) so that could explain it.

I appreciate this was someone's labor of love and, again, maybe it's better in Dutch, but the script is dumb through and through. It's fine in animation to throw away bits of realism (that's not how sausage makers work, but whatever), but how can you decide to tell us the pig's getting fat when the pig looks exactly as he always has? And none of the character development (or lack thereof) makes any sense. The jokes are dumb with an overreliance on the (also not funny) scatalogical).

I think it wants to have the sort of yay-vegetarian effect allegedly Okja has had on people (though I was underwhelmed by that film as well), but it's so lazy in it's storytelling its convictions fall flat.

In short, it's a bad movie. Sorry, Holland.

Barbie (2023)

This is my third viewing and I still love it. I weep off and on throughout the final half, I laugh regularly, I see layers I've missed before. Since my last viewing (and my recording) I've listened to a couple podcasts (or at least parts) and while I found much to agree with and much to disagree with, watching it this time I realize the movie is generous and rich enough for all sincere readings to be correct. The movie has honest and earned depth. All the things I heard that I thought were wrong I realize are also right. And frankly, isn't that what good literature does?

I love Barbie. Movie of the year.

This Magnificent Cake! (2018)

Holy moly. I mean—I read about this film when it came out and I knew that it was serious (I've seen their stuff before) (incidentally, why is it now distributed by GKIDS??), and maybe it's just because five years have passed, but I was not prepared for this quiet, quiet, quiet yet hella distressing look at colonialism. Even just starting with King Leopold in Belgium, you know it'll be awful. And it is. In the most horrifying banal ways imaginable. This is what happens when a bunch of suburbanites decide they deserve your land.

Anyway, I don't teach Heart of Darkness, but if I did, I would most certainly show this film. It would upset the kids in all the right ways.

It'll upset you too.

Prime Video
Cymbeline (2014)

Modernize Shakespeare! This team did a very silly Hamlet (I mean---I like it okay, but still, you know?) and now they're tackling a play people don't already know. I'm not sure you will by the end.

The budget led to some peculiar choices (battles off screen) and nonchoices (missing foley). But other stuff is less explicable. For instance, they reduced the dream scene to just one ghost, and the ghost still delivered a physical message, but no one ever reads it. That's strange.

Other choices I found more interesting. I love when they move lines around to make a movie work. For instance, some lines from scene one are put into new mouths about three-quarters through to share information. That's problemsolving!

The acting was mostly good, but with about 70% of the dialogue gone and the modern setting, some things are just bizarre. Why did the kid cut off Cloten's head, for instance? Why do he and his brother want to go fight in a gang war? What is that all about?

The actor's mostly did well. Nice to have John Leguizamo and Vondie Curtis-Hall back from Baz's Romeo + Juliet. The big stars held their own, generally. I thought Ethan's Hawke interpretation of Iachomo as a man motivated entirely by fear was an instructive choice. And Delroy Lindo was an unexpected standout with a severely truncated character. Looking at his IMDb page, I can see my thinking of him has been based on a teeny subset of his career. I need to move Da 5 Bloods up my to-watch list.

Anyway, some great moments. But not a big winner with my teen audience.

Rialto Cerrito
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Like my last wait-for-the-theater David Lean experience, this is an amazingly large and epic movie. Huge. Enormous. Deserving of the largest screen you can find. But the film isn't about hugeness alone. It's about complicated and fascinating characters, their relationships and motivations. The way they change over time. The way heroism may not be. The way we can lose our way, how we can find it, what that even may mean.

The cast is terrific. The film occasionally seems like a two-hander, with old pros Sessue Hayakawa and Alec Guiness, but the top-billed actor is William Holden and he does snarkily comic American well but still lets us believe the man has an actual life beyond that surface and will have an actual death at the end he must protect against. Characters with medium- and small-sized roles also do well. Some don't even have speaking roles.

Also, this movie in one sense ages better than the younger Lawrence of Arabia—in that film, Alec Guiness wore brownface; this film has no yellowface.

I'm most surprised how little I knew about it. Given how much imagery was in my head and that I could give you the film's logline, I expected that it would unfold as expected—even though I didn't have particular expectations.

But it was great and the 16yrold dug it as well.

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Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

First, watch this movie.

Go for the Criterion edition because you will learn some amazing things from the special features. For instance, the heaven sequences, which to me seem pivotal, were a last-minute decision to spend the remaining budget on. And Dick Johnson is so vital in those scenes, it's shocking they were the last things filmed.

If you don't know the concept of this documentary, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson's father has dementia and she is making a film about it, including fictionalized sequences, such as variations on his own death.

This is creative and moving filmmaking. We are manipulated at every turn but always in search of truer truths about dementia, love, family, loss.

It is a beautiful and heartbreaking film.

And, as a sidenote, I learned I've been saying Seventh Day Adventist wrong all these years. The accent is on AD, not VENT. Good to know.

Rialto Cerrito
The Shining (1980)

Lady Steed has never seen it and it would be fair to complain that my first viewing did not give the film a fair shot and here it is in theaters so let's go see it!

Yeah, it's not good. I did keep myself from from scoffing out loud because of the other people in the theater, but come on. Jack doesn't fall; he always sucks. The camera work is cool but the music is a joke. The death of Dick is stupid. The hauntings make no sense. The pacing is wrong. The ending is dumb. The relationships are absurd. In short, I agree with the critics of the time.

The final chase does occasionally build tension but that's entirely because of Shelley Duvall's performance. Watching Jack Nicholson in The Shining is to feel like the Joker is the only role he should ever be allowed to play.

Lady Steed's theory is he was at the hotel in a previous life which makes sense mostly but if he's always been the caretaker, why is he the focal point of that dumb photo. (And the photo is just a dumb gimmick, is my opinion. Let Kurick think he's clever's my opinion. The man's dead.)


The Toxic Avenger (1984)

I first remember hearing about this movie from tshirts about ten years after its release. I honestly never had an interest. But then I saw some still from the upcoming reboot and, well, suddenly I was.

The movie had much more budget than I expected. I mean---they had tanks! They had the sort of carchase where a bunch of 1970s sedans get flipped over! The appearance and acting wasn't far removed from a pre-1980 Disney comedy, just with grotesque (and ridiculous) violence and some absurd '80s tanlines on breasts.

The movie was pretty bad but also weirdly charming, in a Mel Brooks-offensive sorta way. I was tempted to take the suggestion to start the second movie. But I refained. And I'm sure I'll get over it.

Moroni for President (2018)

The tale of a gay Mormon Navajo running for president of the Navajo nation. Although his plan does seem doomed from the beginning, he's inspiring to watch.

Maybe these trees will bear fruit in a few more years.

Previous films watched











Holy (creative) envy


Buy buy buy.

Incidentally, it’s not officially announced yet, but look what’s on Amazon. (And it’s dang cheap at the moment.)


Coupla classics et al.


Not all classics are created equal is surely true but what's even more true is that no classic is for every person. One here was for me. One was not. Which is a theme of the poetry collection as well. And other stuff.

I'm fairly skilled at picking things I like and I've given myself permission not to finish what I don't, so the bias of liked is no surprise, but is it okay? Should I read more that I do not like? And if so, which dislikes should I engage?

Anyway, here's some stuff, most of which I liked:


110) A Cluster of Noisy Planets by Charles Rafferty, finished October 6

This is a pretty great collection of prose poems. One small paragraph per page. Lots of wonderful lines and juxtapositions. But sometimes an excellent one would be spoiled by a prosaic final sentence. Or a prosaic one would shock with a brilliant close. A couple would have been better served by being poem poems rather than prose poems. Sometimes an interesting rhythmic choice was murdered, intentionally or not, who can say?

Anyway. It's what he likes to write. And I liked reading them. That sees like enough.

a week

111) Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary, finished October 7

I love these books. The baby's getting impatient with my needing to pause to compose myself, but this volume had a funeral and a marriage and a baby. Tears are gonna flow!

The ones were reading have fresh 2020 illustrations which is good and all but these are definitely period pieces. I mean---the baby goes home from the hospital on Mom's lap! That feels criminal in a 2020 illustration!

Anyway. Beverly Cleary did a terrific job. These are certainly kids books but reading them as an adult you can sense the adult wisdom carried by the adults and the narrator, even though we're in Ramona's p-o-v. But Ramona does a lot of growing up in each book—and gets a whole barrelful of growing-up epiphanies in the final pages—and I imagine a child reading these books feels the seepings of wisdom as well.

like ten weeks

112) The Mysteries by Bill Watterson and Bill Kascht, finished October 10

What a delightful surprise to discover on my portch, months after ordering it then forgetting all about the glorious fact that Bill Watterson had a new book.

The book is strange and wonderful. And it's not about what, partway through, it seems to be about.

In the end: it is about mysteries.

a sit

113) The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman et al, finished October 12

A returning character from A Doll's House stars in this story, another strong one. I do wonder how Gen Z responds to the trans woman in this story. I'm reminded of Just Julie's Fine because I would not be surprised by some Gen Z blowback, but what can I say except that is what 2005 was like? You can say something similar here. This is what the late 80s / early 90s were like. People did what they could.

I don't know, but I can't help but wonder if this was the first trans character I ever read. It's very possible.

The story is set up much like many of my favorite X-Files episodes where Mulder and Scully are minor characters. Thus it is here, for Dream.

a week

114) The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, finished October 13

I picked up this copy some time ago. I don't recall if I was aware of the book's reputation or just the author's (whom I know as a playwright, having read Our Town in high school and The Skin of our Teeth in 2017; incidentally, that review makes me believe I was on the lookout for the book when it finally turned up).

Anyway, I finally decided to read it when the great Margaret Blair Young blurbed the upcoming Just Julie's Fine like so:

Reading this lovely novel had me chuckling, nodding, and periodically gasping. Though BYU student Julie is the center (or at least an important context) of most of the action, we get to know the quirks and endearing phrasings of several others connected to her in some way. The book reminded me of Wilder’s Bridge to San Luis Rey, wherein we get glimpses of several lives about to end (the bridge will collapse as they cross it), and of the events that led them to the bridge. Just Julie’s Fine does not end with everyone’s death, but with the compelling initiation of the title character into a new life—not the one she had always imagined. [Th: I could stop here, but let's keep going!] Julie, who is perpetually pursued by young Mormon men in search of a beautiful and {parenthetically} good wife, realizes that she wants to be an engineer, even though she will lose many of her accumulated university credits. This may seem like a simple thing, but it is a true rite of passage, a change of trajectory, and emblematic of the cultural changes happening around all of the characters.

Just Julie’s Fine is also a fascinating time capsule in which we see BYU students grappling with the standard coming-of-age issues, but also with feminism, sexuality, faith, and duty.

I found every character to be likeable—except [one character who, alas, it based on a real experience I, Theric, had at BYU], who seemed vacuous. The clever dialogue felt real and inviting. The writing itself flowed beautifully.

This is a fun novel, and I think Jepson enjoyed writing it [I did]. The energy of FUN comes through in every page. It is not a comical novel, but the dialogue is often so witty that the reader will certainly smile. It’s not a sad novel either. It’s a slice-of-life novel wherein the reader gets introduced to a variety of fascinating characters who reflect their age and their time perfectly.

Since this is appearing in the front pages, I felt I ought to've actually read Bridge in case anyone asked me about it.

The basic structure of Bridge is that a bridge fell and five people died and three chapters reveal these now-dead to us. They sometimes share connections (they do, after all, all live in Lima) or even know each other, and now they are dead.

But I knew that much coming into it. So far I see where Maggie's coming from.

As I read the novel (which I loved and kept wanting to return to even though I had library books) I tended to think the comparison to Julie made less and less sense. And then it ended and Bridge struck me as much more a mini Middlemarch than anything else.

And that's certainly true, but as I sit with Wilder's writing and accomplishment I'm starting, more and more, to see Sister Young's point. And she's right. And I am deeply, deeply flattered.

Anyway, it's a tiny masterpiece. You should knock this one out.

perhaps a month

115, 116) Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, finished October 16, 17

Fine to do with a class, but not as delightful as the most fun plays (Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Measure for Measure, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Titus Andronicus....)

What a weird one, too. Complicated and strange. Shame the Victorians decided it was no good and thus we've mostly forgotten it. Maybe then we would have enough dialogue to convince me.

over a week

117) Kaya: Book One by author, finished October 21

This is a fabulous new fantasy world people by simply drawn (metaphorically) characters that still have real depth and personality. Their adventures and situations are exciting. And, at least so far, it's all-ages, so share away!

two short bursts broken up by a couple weeks

 118) White Noise by Don DeLillo, finished October 23

Don DeLillo is one of the midcentury male American authors I've never had any interest in reading, perhaps simply because I cannot distinguish among them (DeLillo, Roth, Mailer...).

But then Noah Baumach made a movie and I ended up reading quite a bit about it and the novel it's based on. This is the article that talked me into reading the book. And now I have. And I get all the praise and whatever but I didn't like it. I found it screamingly difficult to continue caring about page after page after page after page. Part of the problem is that the book is "funny," but the narrator is funny in the same way each funny character is funny. It's the same joke page after page after page. And while there are a couple transcendent moment, egad, it just goes on and on and on and one. It's only three hundred pages but I suspect I'll remember it as much, much longer.

That said, I think it will make an excellent Noah Baumbach / Greta Gerwig movie. I'm looking forward to watching it.



Previously. . . . :

final posts in this series from
  2007 = 2008 = 2009 = 2010 = 2011 = 2012 = 2013
2014 = 2015 = 2016 = 2017 = 2018 = 2019 = 2020 = 2021 = 2022

Earlier in 2023

001) The Dark Room by Gerry Duggan & Scott Buoncristiano, finished January four
002) The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, finished January 6
003) Rose by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess, finished January 10
004) Acting Class by Nick Drnaso, finished January 10
005) Red Scare by Liam Francis Walsh, finished January 11

006) The Short Reign of Pippin IV by John Steinbeck, finished January 18
007) Filmish by Edward Ross, finished circa January 20

HOW many times?

008) Maddy Kettle Book: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard, finished January 24 
009) Fantastic Frights: A Beginner's Guide to Scary Stories, finished January 24
010) Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary, finished February 2
011) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, finished February 3
012) The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain, finished February 4

013) Is that all there is? by Joost Swarte, finished February 6
014) Edge Case by YZ Chin, finished February 7

If it weren't for a friendly sex talk, everything here would be miserable

015) Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, finished February 10
016) Sex Educated: Letters from a Latter-day Saint therapist to her younger self by Bonnie Young, LMFT, finished February 13
017) Unmask Alice: LDS, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson, finished February 20 

A Bookful Bounty for thee and thine 

018) I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jeannette McCurdy, finished February 27
019–21) The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kershl, finished March 6
022) Displacement by Kiku Hughes, finished March 6
023) The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, finished March 6
024) The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston, finished March 7
025) Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, finished March 14
026) Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange by Tess Taylor, finished March 15
027) 22 Young Mormon Writers edited by Neal E. Lambert and Richard H. Cracroft, finished March 19
028 & 029) Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, finished March 23 & March 27

Literarily solving for X

030) X by Sue Grafton, finished March 28
031) Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary, finished April 5
032) Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century by Dana Stevens, finished April 5
033) Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood, finished April 8
034) Theology of Play by Jürgen Moltmann, finished April 12
035) The Male Animal by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent, finished April 12
036) Bluffton by Matt Phelan, finished April 16
037) Number One Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss, finished April 15

From Lolly to Elias

038) Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner, finished April 17
039) The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson, finished April 19
040) Beware the Eye of Odin by Wager/Odland/Madsen/Dukeshire, finished April 19
041) The Complete Peanuts: 1965–1966 by Charles M. Schulz, finished April 20
042) A Wealth of Pigeons by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss, finished April 22
043) Elias: An Epic of the Ages by Orson Ferguson Whitney, finished April 23

Old Hollywood & Olden Times

044) Straight Lady: The Life and Times of Margaret Dumont, "The Fifth Marx Brother" by Chris Enss and Howard Kazanjian, finished April 25
045) Voices from the Radium Age edited by Joshua Glenn, finished April 26
046) The Ballad of YFB by Aaron Brassea, finished April 28
047) Reynaud's Tale by Ben Hatke, finished May 3
048) Superman: Up in the Sky by Tom King and Andy Kubert, finished May 5
049) Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, finished May 5
050) Resurrection Row by Anne Perry, finished May 6 

Saying good bye to our friend Kinsey

052) More Gross: Cartoons by S. Gross, finished May 9
053) I Am Blind and My Dog Is Dead by S. Gross, finished May 9
054) Batgirls: One Way or Another by Becky Cloonan / Michael W. Conrad / Jorge Corona / Sarah Stein, finished May 11
055) Batgirls: Bat Girl Summer by Becky Cloonan / Michael W. Conrad / Neil Googe / Robbi Rodriguez / Rico Renzi, finished May 11
056) Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton, finished May 12 

The tyranny of getting stuff in the right order

051) On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder, finished May 8
057) Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Guruhiru, finished May 13
058) Four in Hand by Alicia Mountain, finished May 17
059) The Glob by John O'Reilly and Walt Kelly, finished May 20
060) Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities by John Warner, finished May 24
061) Less by Andrew Sean Greer, finished May 25
062) Children of the Woods by Ciano/Hixson/Stevens/Otsmane-Elhaou, finished May 27
063) The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks, finished May 29

Such quality. Such excellence.

064) Here by Darlene Young, finished June 1
065) Theseus Volume 1 by Jordan Holt, finished June 1
066) Theseus Volume 2 by Jordan Holt, finished June 1
067) Reviews for Non-Existent Movies by Eric Goulden Kimball, finished June 5
068) The Scarlet Plague by Jack London, finished June 6
069) Anne of West Philly by Ivy Noelle Weir and Myisha Haynes, finished June 10
070) Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary, finished June 10

 Books read: a forensic investigation

073) These Precious Days by Ann Patchett, finished c. June 17
074) Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, finished c. June 19
075) The Burning Book: A Jewish-Mormon Memoir by Jason Olson and James Goldberg, finished c. June 21
076) The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, finished June 23
From prehumanity to eternal destiny

077) Tuki: Fight for Fire by Jeff Smith, finished June 28
078) Tuki: Fight for Family by Jeff Smith, finished June 29
079) The Writer's Hustle by Joey Franklin, finished July 8
080) Future Day Saints: The New Arrivals by Matt Page, finished July 16
081) Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, finished July 18
082) Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary, finished July 19
083) Just One More by Annette Lyon, finished July 20
084) The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl, finished July 22
085) Somewhere Out There: My Animated Life by Don Bluth, finished July 22

Two women, in comics form

085) Beast by Marian Churchland, finished July 24
086) Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow by King/Evely/Lopes, finished c. July 28

The sex-and-metaphysics Venn diagram

087) Banana Sunday by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, finished August 2
088) Falconer by John Cheever, finished August 3
089) Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins, finished August 3
090) Homunculus by Joe Sparrow, finished August 5
091) Cuckoo by Joe Sparrow, finished August 9
092) Fatal by Kimberly Johnson, finished August 16
093) The Unsinkable Walker Bean by Aaron Renier, finished August 17
094) The Infinite Future by Tim Wirkus, finished August 22
095) Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell, finished August 23 

What, is this nothing but comics?

096) The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon by Aaron Renier, finished August 24
Just Julie's Fine by Theric Jepson, finished August 26
098) Bea Wolf by Zach Weinersmith and Boulet, finished August 28
099) Assassinistas by Tini Howard / Gilbert Hernandez / et al., finished August 31
100) Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons by Kelly Sue DeConnick / Phil Jimenez / Gene Ha / Nicola Scott, finished August 31
101) The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al., finished September 6
102) Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut, finished September 11

We got mysteries, we got apples, we got St. Paul. . . .

103) The Sandman: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman et al., finished September 14
104) Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie, finished September 2023
The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman et al, finished September 27
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty, finished September 29
Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time by Sarah Ruden, finished October 1
108) Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, finished October 5
109) The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman et al, finished October 5