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. ✨
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.
I survived triumphed over another 24-hour readathon, because that’s what you do when you got nothing else going for you but a stack of books! This year was a little less fun than the previous year (more people=higher stress, fewer places to sit/less ability to rearrange, someone’s girlfriend predictably getting bored and a little whiny about a lot of things. On the other hand I can say for a fact that I was awake and reading books for 23 hours and 45 minutes out of the 24 hours total. (Took a 15-minute nap at about 3:30 this morning.)
Here’s the total stack of books I read:
Terry Pratchett: The Wee Free Men
Terry Pratchett: A Hat Full of Sky
Jaye Robin Brown: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Domenica Ruta: With Or Without You
Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Alastair Reynolds: Turquoise Days
Hannah Pittard: Listen To Me
Nina LaCoer: We Are Okay
Jacqueline Koyanagi: Ascension
Jen Mann: People I Want To Punch In The Throat
Miscellaneous George MacDonald fairy tales (The Golden Key, The Gray Wolf, The Day Boy and the Night Girl, The Lost Princess)
How to play: Share a photo/screenshot of the cover(s) of the book(s) you’re currently reading. Then tag 8 people and ask them to do the same!
i was tagged by the impossibly magical filthwitch known as @hellhoundsprey<3
i’m currently rereading the dollanganger series by vc andrews, and i’m nearing the end of ‘flowers in the attic’ right now. i first read vc andrews when i was 8 years old (’dawn’ was the first book of hers i read), and i read the dollanganger and cutler series in earnest at about fourteen. i’m reading them again at 35, and they’re still so painfully, unbelievably delicious.