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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April books

Good books, thought I'd read more but for the life of me I can't remember what.

Monday, February 12, 2018

January Books

Is there anything that Neil Gaiman writes that isn't brilliant, or at least really good?  Not so far as I've noticed (except Sandman, which was a bit much for me)

Little Brother was a re-read - and still pretty damn good.

Family Magic was a quick just-for-fun read.  Good for what it was.

Being Mortal was well done, and gives all of us something to think about when it comes to end of life decisions.

The H-Spot, well presented argument about the importance of women's happiness for everyone.

Dreamland, a disheartening report on the opioid epidemic and the horrible break down of any kind of a safety network.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

December Books

The Psychopath Whisperer was the only real book I read this month.  It was interesting, and I think my 13yo would enjoy it.

Eat Dirt was really just a promotion for other low-content stuff from the author. Meh...

Mother Can You Not, is a quick read of short essays inspired by the CrazyJewishMother twitter account.  It's light and funny.

The Berne book shows it's age (1964) with clearly dated language and sexist ideas.  Reading though, I could hear how influential it has been, as some of the language, such as giving "strokes" is still used today.  It made me sad an angry to read the victim blaming, and the derision of women in the book, but I could also see how it would be useful for writers of fiction for the many "scripts" it described.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

November Books

I bought The Curiosities and Every Day at the Tattered Cover when I went down to Denver to meet a friend there for an author event.  I felt all grown up, walking around, sipping wine, eating hors d'oeuvres (really just samples for local businesses), and getting young adult authors to sign my program.  I might have fan-girled just a little, and maybe I shoved some of the chocolate in my purse to take home to the kids.  It was fun!  It's not often I do something just because I want to, kinda think I should do that more often.

After You was a quick fun read, a sequel to You Before Me.  I think I liked it even better than the first.

I'm loving short stories right now, they seem to fit with the bits of free time I have, so The New Voices of Fantasy were a great fit.

I read Country Boy because it's by a friend.  I think it's about the third book of hers I've actually read, although she's written a lot more.  Gay fiction is generally my thing, but honestly?  She's gotten good enough that they're just really enjoyable stories.  Now if only I could get her to write me some science fiction....