Saturday, September 12, 2015

Books I'm reading

Good day all!

I thought I'd do a post with some books I've finished and some I'm currently working on. With books I go through times where I read everything in sight, and then others when I barely want to read the back of the cereal box.

I just finished up Embassytown by China Mieville. Intense but so good! There's just so many interesting concepts in this book and it's very alien (which was good as it is a sci-fi!). I did find it weird though that the narrator was a woman because I didn't really feel she had a gender.

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Next I read some quicker to read books. I've been meaning to read these since my friend recommended them in high school. They were the first and second books of the Janie Johnson series, The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie? They were pretty good at describing the anxiety that comes with dual family situations and the idea that you can have more than one person with the labels mom and dad.

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Before I even started the Mieville book I had started two others that I'm now trying to work on. One is American Gods by Neil Gaiman which is generally good but is a big hardcover that's hard to bring places. The other is another recommendation, a Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans, which throws you into a world without an introductory character to help you learn the ins and outs. It's slow going (also a massive hardcover) but I'll get there.

Aaaaand to make matters worse, a friend of mine just gave me the first of the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett, whom I just love even though I've only read one of his books (shhh). So hello further distraction as I work my way toward the final Terry Pratchett and final Tiffany Aching book.

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P.S. I have created a Shelfari account to keep track of these things as to let you guys know what I'm up to in the book world! I'll slowly add books that I've read throughout my life and that way you can see my favourites!

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