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  • Hurray for Space Balls! If you really enjoyed it, I recommend the animated series. It’s relatively short and pretty funny too. My next favorite Brooks film is Blazing Saddles. Never fails to get a good laugh out of me.

    Congrats on starting your Malazan journey. And once you are done this 10 book monstrosity, you have Esslemont’s “Empire of Malaz” 6 book series to look forward too 😀 Then even more, hahahahahahaa! You probably have years worth of reading to look forward too 🙂

    I hope your new formula for taking notes works for you. I trust you’ll refine the process until it fits you perfectly. Best of luck!

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    • I have The Twelve Chairs and Blazing Saddles queued up as my next Mel Brooks movies hahaha I look forward to them.

      Yep. One helluva universe to explore among others that I still need to finally plunge into and continue on hahaha

      Thanks, man. Looking forward to learning as I move forward too. 😀

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  • Oh, Mel Brooks! I do have fond memories of both his Robin Hood and Space Balls 😀
    Good luck with your new routine, I am quite curious of your journal entries – hope you’ll be willing to share some on the blog! 🙂

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    • I was a bit surprised when I realized that I had never seen any of his movies till now. He has some truly magnificent movies in his career!

      I’ll definitely talk about it as I get a hang of a strategy that works well for me! 😀 Maybe I’ll end up dumping the idea too in the end. To be determined. 😛

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  • I would love to read THE GIRL AND THE STARS ♡
    Your journal entries seem an interesting idea. I am a fan of annotations and supposedly it is a good habit to engage in active reading. This may sound strange, but it is a very personal and enjoyable experience for the mind to me.
    Though some of your numbers are down, I still consider it a decent reading month.
    Happy Reading in May and stay well, Lashaan 🙂

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    • I just know that Mark Lawrence has never disappointed me, so maybe you should definitely check out some of his books if you haven’t already! 😉

      Yep, I was always curious about active reading but knew that it had its cons. I’ll see what I can do to make it something that I enjoy more than hate and share it with you guys later in the year! 😀

      Take care as well, Scarlett! Happy reading! 😀

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    • Ohhh, that’s so cool! I really do love the idea and wish I had some kind of super hot writing style to make me appreciate this even more but I guess I’ll have to do it one step at a time hahaha Hope you enjoy your time re-writing notes! 😀

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  • I definitely think you’re right about going through cycles with this flipping virus. Our Government is going to announcing how and when it’s going to relax lockdown rules which will be interesting. I love the osund of your journal idea and would love to see a post in the future.

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    • Right? I think it’s inevitable until they industrialized a vaccin. I just hope that it won’t unnecessarily kill more people in the process…

      I’ll definitely try and share my journey with this whole journal thing. So far it has been quite fun and I hope I’ll find a structure that I love with it soon to share it all with you guys! 😀

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  • I haven’t seen a Mel Brooks film in ages. Young Frankenstein is definately a great one. I look forward to hearing what you think of The Girl and the Stars. I like the descriptions of his books but I’ve yet to try one.

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    • It has been fun discovering Mel Brooks’s movies so far. Some are far better than other but still plenty of stuff to laugh out loud at!

      I’ve only read one trilogy by him and I really enjoyed it. Hope to give you an idea in the near future as to which one you’d want to give a try though!

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  • Ah, Mel Brooks’ movies! I still have fond memories of Young Frankestein, The Producers and The Twelve Chairs, although it’s been some time and I might need a refresher course – which might be exactly what the doctor ordered given the current situation… 😉

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  • I’d be very curious to hear about this journaling-while-reading habit your are developing? I can’t ever seem to come up with any notes I even really want to take, but then I also often don’t have anything to write with nearby haha stay safe and healthy!

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    • I’ll definitely remember to share it with you guys. It has always been something I wanted to do but just never took the time to try it out. It does demand much more “mental energy” to actually do though, that’s for sure hahaha 😀 Stay safe and healthy as well, Kat!

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  • Blucher!

    Somebody mentioned the other day how Marty Feldman and I favour…

    ‘The Producers’ is fantastic. ‘Blazing Saddles’ is an all-time fave. Harvey Korman is precious.

    Tiny correction, if I may…
    ‘Young Frankenstein’ is a parody of ‘Son of Frankenstein’, NOT ‘Frankenstein’. Gene Wilder is doing a Basil Rathbone imitation. The story, the sets, and the characters follow the latter film.

    Icky the Killjoy. :-/

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    • ***does horse noises***

      Hahaha not sure if that’s a compliment or not but at least he’s absolutely hilarious in Young Frankenstein! I’ll be checking out The Twelves Chairs and Blazing Saddles next. 😀

      Ohhh, thanks for the correction. I’ve only seen the 1931 Frankenstein movie and could only spot a couple of references to it (e.g. the monster and the little girl sequence, for example) but it does make much more sense that it’s closer to a parody of Son of Frankenstein though.

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  • I have also thought of journal entries but I am so lazy that this idea never lives a long life LOL

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  • Indeed. We made it through the month and I ended it with too much energy and deep urge to go partying or club hopping or some other inadvisable thing, lol.
    The journal thing is pretty cool. Are you doing it for every book you read?

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    • Hahahahaha wait till that weather gets better and better every day throughout May. Let’s see how well you’re going to resist that urge to party hard then. 😛

      I am currently trying it out for everything I read, whether it’s a comic, a novella or full-length novel. It’s slowly becoming effortless for me but I continue to adapt and change certain things as I read. 😀

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      • Oh man! It will be so much harder then.

        That’s really cool and it is a great exercise. I try to do that with my blog because I review everything I read on there. I think doing such reflections help me notice things I didn’t realize while reading. It also helps me better remember the story years later.

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  • Ooh, it sounds ambitious to write a journal. I do think, it would take out some of the fun of reading and perhaps start to feel a bit like school work. On the other hand, it is great to have to look back to and I am sure it would enhance the quality of one’s reviews as well! Excited to see what you come up with.

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    • I think that making it closer to school work hurts less to me considering that I’m so used to it and still am in academic context as I’m pursuing my PhD at this instant hahaaha

      I’ll definitely share my thoughts on this whole journal thing once I get a certain methodology for it. 😛

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  • I’m so happy you watched some of my favourite movies and discovered Mel Brooks! 😍 I can’t wait to watch the next ones with you! 😘 Also, I love your new reading habit I think I would never have enough patience to take notes while reading! But whenever I’ll forget something about a book we read together, you’ll be able to tell me everything thanks to your notes 😇

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    • Thank YOU for making me discover them hahahah They’re mostly very fun BECAUSE I’m watching them with you too hahah Ohh noooo, I don’t even know if I’ll ever reread my notes in the future though! 😛 Hopefully I do and I realize how useful it is hahah 😀

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