I just realized I read a lot of "book ones". This sounded so interesting I couldn't pass it up. And I love the cover.
This took a little bit to get into but I ended up really enjoying it. I‘m looking forward to reading the other half of this duology
I had a really hard time getting into this at first. It took me days just to get through 100 pages. I read a stack of graphic novels rather than pick this up. Not sure what changed, maybe just my mood, because now I‘m engrossed, I‘ve read over 100 pages this morning and fully intend to finish this book today. Assuming this book is as good as I think it is, N.K. Jemisin will have definitely moved to my favorite authors list.
♥️♥️♥️ NK Jemisin has already won my heart before I‘ve read a word of her fiction because she‘s done what no author i‘ve read recently has done: Put a disclaimer about how she‘s attempted to take a bit from history, but has changed it up as much as possible. #thankyou for saying that kinda thing up front about ur book‘s languages and names!!
Tonight we elected the new steering committee for my local Pride org. I‘ve served on the SC for 3/5 years this org has been around, and served on a work team the other two. This year‘s committee was amazing and I‘m so damned proud of them. I feel like a mama bird sending her fledglings out into the wide world on their own, but I know they‘ve got this.
Also made fish chowder because that‘s what you do when it‘s 80° at 10p, right? #audiocooking
“Real love lasts years. It causes pain, and endures through it.”
This coming on the heels of a particularly emotional night of reflection, and journaling about a love that quit rather than seeking a way through. Oh Mercury and all you other celestial beings wreaking jolly havoc this month, I see you. Dang, do I ever.
N.K. Jemisin is the most incredible author. The Killing Moon was the first book of hers that I read and it changed my reading life for the better. Jemisin writes with such honesty and beauty about people who reflect the world we live in and she's made me a more careful consumer of literature and fantasy in particular.
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A very different read from her Broken Earth trilogy, this book delves deep into the politics and intrigue of a world loosely based on ancient Egypt and Nubia. It's a bit of a slow start, but an excellent build-up.
Everything seems to resolve pretty cleanly so I'm curious what the second book of the duology will focus on.
So, I did a thing. I am just about finished the Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin and I have been enjoying it SO MUCH that I went and bought all her other books! 😁
2. Lately it's been fantasy but I just like a good story
3. The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
4. All kinds of Indian food
5. Proud owner of loving pit bull and pillowy beagle/basset mix
6. What is the meaning of life, Littens?
And N.K. Jemisin is a hoot. She is a delight when giving a keynote address or chatting over dessert. So down-to-earth and just fricking amazing.
And this one is dated and marked as signed at Sirens. Best memento ever 💕
I see lots of love for N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy on here (still on my #TBR), so I thought I'd highlight Jemisin's earlier Dreamblood duology. It's a fantastic diverse fantasy with a rich and complex mythology and an interesting premise involving sleep and dreams that #needsmorelove. It was also my first review on Litsy. #anditsaugust
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” —T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
Only one book away from finishing N.K. Jemisin's backlist before the final book in the Broken Earth triology comes out in August. I LOVED THIS ONE. She really has only improved over time with possibly the best world building of any contemporary fantasy author, with complex characters, fascinating magic, and all kinds of diversity. I'm excited to pick up the second one once my library holds it for me 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was organizing the bookshelves today and this one decided to help. #catsoflitsy
Second book finished for @24in48
An incredibly rich story, good fantasy world building, intricate plots and complex characters. I actually love it when I don't know if I agree or disagree with a characters reasoning/motives/actions. Suuuuuch and intense ending too. Glad I already have the second book in the series so I can start it soon! #24in48 #LitsyAtoZ #LetterJ✅
I have about ten books I should be reading--for book clubs, for review deadlines, etc.--but my Christmas gift to myself is a bit of reading for the sake of reading. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate, and may your days be merry and bright.
I adored NK Jemisin's previous books from the Inheritance trilogy, but for some reason, I didn't really connect with this book until the very end. Perhaps it was the shifting narrative or maybe the complexity of the mythology. A good book, just not the best I've ever read.
Did you know that writing stories down kills them? Of course it does. Words aren't meant to be stiff, unchanging things. My family were tale keepers once, though they now make funerary urns and jars. Many, many generations ago, before pictorals and numeratics and hieratics, word were kept where they belong, in mouths.