Posts Tagged: diversity

Reading notes, week 52

Yuletide is here (stories out on Christmas Day, author reveal on New Year’s Day) so I’ve been reading mostly fanfic, and I have a folder of bookmarks to write a recommendations post when I can list the authors as well. But there’s this! Sixpenny Octavo by Annick Trent. Sweet, gentle F/F romance with mystery elements.

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Reading notes, week 49

Non-Player Character by Veo (Victoria) Corva. When I first started I thought it had an overdose of representation– goodness, does everyone have to be trans or black or disabled or autistic or a combination of those or other abbreviations? For that reason it was a bit hard to get into the book, but I did

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Reading notes, week 50

Currently reading: Complete with Shipwreck by E.M. Epps. Three or perhaps four pages of cast-of-characters in small type, which would be easier on paper for purposes of looking up, so I don’t look them up as often as would be wise with such a huge cast of characters. It’s slow going, long and intricate and

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Reading notes, week 49

December 10: Spellcloaked by Stephanie Burgis. I think it’s too long ago that I read the other Harwood Spellbook books because it’s hard to get back into the world, I feel like I have no reference. (Well written though.) The Invisible Bisexual by S.L. Huang and Frequently Asked Questions About the Portals at Frank’s Late-Night

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Reading notes, week 33

August 11: Freedom’s Gate by Naomi Kritzer. Set in fantasy ancient Greece (with a side of Ruritania). It’s the first in a trilogy and the other two aren’t as easy to get (the webshop where I bought #1 has #3 but not #2, just like a public library) but I’ll definitely try to acquire them

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Reading notes, week 32

August 6: De eigenwijze helden van Sassoen by Nairi Zarjan. Armenian folk epic, now translated into Dutch directly, unlike the version I read as a young teen that was a translation of an English retelling/translation. I miss some of the familiar phrasings and idiosyncrasies, but on the other hand I think this version hasn’t been

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Reading notes, week 31

During Worldcon, July 29/30 – August 1-2: Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones. A friend wanted song lyrics from it and their book was at home while they are sheltering with their parents, so I sent a photo, and then I wanted to read it. I think I’m rereading all the Dalemark books on

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The lying-awake engine hands me a story

It wasn’t the dream engine because I was wide awake from 2:xx until at least 4:56 (I remember the succession of numbers) thinking this up. Much better than lying awake worrying. Did I need a story? I feel I need to finish one of the things I’ve got lying around first before I can even

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Every Heart a Doorway

Seanan McGuire,¬†Every Heart a Doorway Tor.com gave it away last week, for once not only in the US and Canada, but all over the world, and it’s been on my wishlist for a while so I grabbed it. (Now I must be on that mailing list twice or three times; I’ll see if they cull

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