Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous books I’ve ever owned; my signed copy of @lbardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer arrived today! I cannot wait to read it! An incredible author and an inspirational character, I’m in love already.
It’s a little stormy out today, but here’s a peek at what my summer semester has looked like!
For those wondering, I took two political science seminars on Politics in the Middle East, and Politics and Catastrophe. Both courses left me well read and captivated. ✨
Do you know how many years you just took off my life with that emoji string, I am so old now, a porch and rocking chair sprang into existence beneath me just so I could holler at young whippersnappers
The first book is The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold, which is hands-down the best fantasy book I have read. It is about kindness and purpose and hope and death, and is often very funny. But if you’re interested in it, I strongly encourage you just to pick it up from the library without reading the summary or anything. Just go in blind and let the story tell itself to you.
Spent a good chunk of Victoria Day reading Red Sister by by Mark Lawrence, and I am pleased to report that this was a good life choice!
It’s like Harry Potter. Except instead of taking place in Britain, it takes place in a sci-fi Ice Age wasteland. And instead of taking place in Hogwarts, it takes place in a convent for magical battle nuns. And instead of starring a dude as the Chosen One, it stars a neglected young peasant girl with a heart made for war. And instead of having Neville Longbottom, it has a spoiled noble girl who is also a Chosen One candidate and who clearly needs to make with our protagonist, like, yesterday.
So basically Harry Potter + sci fi + murder + lesbians - whimsy.
I am so mad that the sequel doesn’t have a release date yet.