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How did your weekend reading go? If you planned on anything specifically, did you read it?

Date: 2017-09-13 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Since last report, I have read loads of things, mainly because (a) I went on holiday and (b) it's been ages since my last report. Thus:

  • The Windfall by Diksha Basu. Some light holiday reading, not bad at all, might re-read on a future holiday. I liked the multiple interconnected storylines.
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. A generational novel covering so many generations I found myself losing track of who was who towards the end. A good read, though a difficult one in places.
  • Fearsome Journeys edited by Jonathan Strahan. A good, varied collection of fantasy short stories.
  • Wetware: Cyberpunk Erotica edited by Violet Blue. Not bad; might read again.
  • Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt by John Grindrod. Really really good.
  • Wireless: The Essential Charles Stross. I got this for the novella included in it, “Palimpsest”. I did enjoy that one, but the others were all a bit meh, and in places a bit creepy (as in icky, not as in scary).
  • Evening Is The Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan. Got 10% of the way through, wasn’t digging it, stopped.
  • The Case Of The Late Pig by Margery Allingham. Aside from the casual fatphobia, a good short read!
  • The September 2016 issue of Clarkesworld. Some good stories, some not my thing.
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman. A re-read after many years. I enjoyed it the first time I read it, but it feels a bit too close to the "evil stepmother" trope for me now.
  • Bramton Wick by Elizabeth Fair. Decent enough light reading, will read more.
  • Taken By The Hand by O Douglas (Anna Masterton Buchan). As previously reported, there are issues of occasional racism, classism, and sexism in this author’s books, but I still enjoyed reading this one. I think the main thing I enjoy about them is that they take the mother-daughter relationship seriously.

Date: 2017-09-26 08:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou
Thanks! And glad it's not just me.

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