Unexpected classical reference in my quirky little fantasy novel made me laugh. I do really like these Caroline Stevermer books, though!
I reread books a lot. It is one of life‘s greatest pleasures, and this book in particular is excellent.
Beautifully written, vital work. The first chapter alone is an excellent and extensive collection of ideas and resources to think through literature, fantasy, imagination, white supremacy, and race.
I have had this on my to-read pile for ages and I‘m glad I‘m finally reading it. It‘s very clear in breaking down the issues with how many white people do (and don‘t) talk about race and racism. Though I‘d argue it would be very good for people who *don‘t* want to talk about race (or who are afraid or uncomfortable about doing so) just as much.
I got this at the YA book festival a few months ago and finally read it last week. I have a mighty weakness for falcons and falconry, so I knew I‘d love that part. The characterization and plot were a little simple but it was a decent read and I‘m looking forward to the sequels.
I haven‘t posted here in ages! Time to play catch up. This was one of my airport treat books I got myself. I enjoy the Cormoran Strike books quite a bit and am glad to see JK Rowling‘s breadth. The characters always make or break a murder mystery for me - this has plenty of fascinating, complex people!
This is fun urban fantasy, with a heroine who is not always perfect but is tough and smart. The world building was intriguing but I wanted more explanation for some things. If technology is so unpredictable, why does society keep the electricity grids up, especially for necessary things like traffic lights, instead of finding a different solution? Overall enjoyable, and I‘ll continue the series.
I know I‘m a little late to this party, but Michelle‘s discussion of balancing her job(s), money, life, relationship, fulfillment, service to her community, family, miscarriage, and infertility is everything. What an incredible woman.
Each story is stunning, unique, and thought provoking, ranging from steampunk to historical to absolutely futuristic, and N.K. Jemisin comments with such fierce brilliance on race and gender and power and ethics and war and culture and relationships. 😍 I can‘t read more than one story at a time - my mind and heart need time to process.
I loved Novik‘s Uprooted, and I‘m loving this one even more, though I‘m going slowly through it. It‘s my audiobook and I only listen when I run, but this makes me eager to get out the door. The story weaves together a number of women‘s voices and stories brilliantly; it is a fairy tale but has the bite of truth about it, as the best tales do.
I am enjoying the hints of Tarot.
Ronan and I feel the same way about the fact that I have to write syllabi today instead of reading.
Does it count if I‘m reading to teach? I hadn‘t read this text before and I am finding it fascinating! So much discussion of how to find happiness in an uncertain world, with no real answers. Also, some thoughtful discussions of the benefits of marrying early versus marrying later in life. 🤔
I‘m in the middle of several new books, but sometimes sinking into the slightly battered pages of a beloved old friend for a little while is marvelous.