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MagneticCrow

MagneticCrow

Joined May 2016

📘📚📖 Mainly SF&F
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Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen
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Seven Gothic Tales | Isak Dinesen
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‘I tell you Jonathan,‘ said Rasmus, ‘that your melancholy is the highest fashion of the day. The elegant young men of Copenhagen wear black and speak with bitterness of the world, and the ladies talk of the grave.‘

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Cold wintery reading for a warm late summer day

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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So far even better than the first two, if that‘s possible.

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Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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Just finished rereading this trilogy. I loved it. My only complaint is that the pacing was rushed in this one - Lee is usually so masterful at pacing. This felt like it should have been two novels instead of one, & a number of scenes could have been more powerful if given some more room to breath. A beautiful termination to the series, nonetheless. One that plants the seeds for another book...? (I can hope)

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What a great new book Tuesday here in the SFF world 👍🏼😍📚

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Reread the first two when this came out, and glad I did. So many little nuances of character building and continuity I'm appreciating that I'm sure I'd have missed otherwise. ❤️

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I am a sucker for confusing, layered, supplemented storytelling. Bats of the Republic is a messy, convoluted epistolary novel that takes us back and forth between Texas of 1843 and 2143, through letters and transcripts and books within books. It definitely left me with a hatful of questions at the end, and reading up on fan theories since has been almost as much fun as the book itself. Definitely get ahold of a physical copy of this one!

B.Reader Just started this one. Excited! 3y
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It's finally feeling like fall here in DC, which inspires me to get started on a ghastly All Hallows readathon.
First up: planning an apartment building on top of an old graveyard and beside an active crematorium is apparently a terrible idea. Even worse is moving into such an apartment when you're already haunted by your own past. Will Teppei, Misao, and their adorable daughter Tamao ever make it out?

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After a slightly rocky beginning, really getting into this one. Has a Hundred Thousand Kingdoms with a splash of Otherbound vibe. One of the POV characters is a teenager, but it doesn't feel YA to me for some reason... The dynastic politics are maybe too complex.

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The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma
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The prose I liked, the portions that were collective POV from all inmates I liked, & I am fond of ghost stories. Still, many plot points felt forced to me. I'll read more by Suma, but as for this book - I feel like Panopticon by Fagan & The Secret Place by French better handled the subject matter.

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The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma
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Datura strikes again! I think this may be the third or fourth book I've read in the past year that has featured datura prominently. The zeitgeist is obsessed.

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The Winged Histories | Sofia Samatar
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Samatar blew me away in "A Stranger in Oolondria" with her gorgeous, literary approach to fantasy. In "Histories", she again flourishes her prose to great effect, fleshing out the politics and folklore of her world. A sequel as good or better than its predecessor.