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And damn am I feeling the love for the state of Hawaii on this particular Wednesday. 

What I'm Reading

I started Monstress vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda on the feeling that I needed to start taking a bigger bite out of the Sirens reading challenge--25 books doesn't sound like a lot, but then it's September and it's just too late. I like it so far! The art is lovely and there are a lot of women. The story seems somewhat opaque but also honestly, I am prepared to reserve judgment for a very long time based on how much I like it.

Also still Jaran 3. I am trying to simultaneously have one physical and one ebook on the go, so I can read one based on whichever mode is most convenient. My problem with Jaran 3 is that…well, okay. I am not as engrossed as I was in Jaran, when the story was almost entirely Tess's POV. Also, I don't care about babies, and it's hard to escape the conviction that if Elliott were writing these books now they'd be three instead of four. 

What I've Read
I read Charlie Jane Anders' All the Birds in the Sky, also for Sirens, and was surprised just how much I liked it. It was hilarious and also very San Francisco, in a knowing and ironic but also affectionate way, and the execution managed to avoid the potential for gender essentialism that was obvious in the premise. And while there's a lot going on, it also reads very quickly. Definitely recommended.

Also, The Wicked and the Divine vol. 3, which has turned the corner for me into a series that I think is great as opposed to just intriguing--maybe because Prince and Bowie are dead now, I won't lie. Also Pretty Deadly vol. 1, which is not a comic that is well served by e-format, I have to say. But the art was lovely and the story was good, though maybe a little thinner than you might think. 

What I'll Read Next
Well, WicDiv 4 and also Pretty Deadly 2, because I have both of those sitting around in my stack. Other than that, probably more Sirens books.

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Date: 2017-04-20 22:40 (UTC)
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How are you coming on the Lymond books? I read them years ago. Isn't Queen's play the one where he breaks his leg and recovers completely in about 2 weeks?

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