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Thoughts: Orangeboy, by Patrice Lawrence

I can’t say too much about this one, because the unfolding sense of mystery was one of the best parts. It’s a little younger than my usual reading material, actual YA, not YA aimed at 20somethings, if you catch my … Continue reading

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Speedy End of Year Book Roundup!

I read a lot of books in quick succession at the end of the year, and frankly didn’t have the energy to review them properly because I was recovering from emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy (all fine* now) so … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

This should give you an idea of how far behind I am. I almost felt a bit bad reading this one now, because the triumph of the story of how black female mathematicians were part of history all along actually … Continue reading

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Thoughts: To Sir, With Love, by E. R. Braithwaite

Yep, another book with a film based on it that I haven’t seen. I really want to see this one though. It seems to have been a little bit forgotten – I put it on the list when Braithwaite died … Continue reading

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Thoughts: This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal el-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Truly, this is the briefest palate-cleanser between Tarzans. Partly because this book is a novella, but also because it’s of that kind of particularly swallowable book. Lately I feel like I talk about swallowing books whole or inhaling them a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko is in a genre of book that I tend not to gravitate towards but pretty much always enjoy when it finds its way into my hands – long, sprawling family saga. I don’t know why exactly I don’t seek … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Wer Fürchtet den Tod, by Nnedi Okorafor, translated by Claudia Kern

Right, let’s skip the apology for taking so long and just assume it at the beginning of every post, OK? OK. Another German book, but this time with a twist – it was translated FROM English INTO German! The English … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, by Shiri Eisner

This was recommended to me by a friend, possibly on CSD (though I could easily be remembering wrong). I was a little bit intimidated and a little bit excited, as I hadn’t given myself over to reading much LGBT theory … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee

Yes, it has been forever. Yes, as always, I regret it. Such a backlog. This one needs a big embarrassing disclaimer: I think I might be a little bit jealous! As an amateur writer, sometimes when I read a good … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Death’s End, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

At first I was putting this off because I wanted to let the story sit for a while, and then I found myself putting it off because I didn’t want it to be over. How can it be over?! I … Continue reading

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