Wednesday, July 11, 2018

My Reading Life

Currently Reading:

My sister gave me this book some years ago, but it's been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while. However, I just moved and there's now some doubt as to where the books/bookshelves will end up, so all my books are sitting in boxes AND I don't have Internet, so I reached in and pulled a book out of the TBR box, and almost haven't put it down since!

I found this audiobook in the library, and it's been on my TBR, so I went for it. Very glad I did since I DNFed the last couple audiobooks I started. Even though it's got multiple perspectives and a little bit of multiple time periods (so far, just a preface in a different time), which drive me crazy in general and especially with audiobooks, I am LOVING it. Also, I love the voice(s) of the narrator Kathleen McInerney. You's Judy Blume for adults!

Recently Finished:

This was a powerful conclusion to a powerful trilogy. While describing it to my dad, he asked if it was fantasy or science fiction, and I hesitated. At the beginning of the trilogy, it was clearly fantasy, but I like how it morphed into science fiction by the end. It's a world totally remote from ours and yet sharply analogous in the ways that matter, as in this quote from the preface that blows me away with its truth:

"Some worlds are built on a fault line of pain, held up by nightmares. Don't lament when those worlds fall. Rage that they were built doomed in the first place."
-The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

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