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Tell Me Tuesday is a feature devoted to letting people know what you’re reading ,what you read last, and what you plan on reading.
I read a ton this past week and this post would be entirely too long if I listed them all here with images, so I’ll only do a few.
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay – Goodreads
This is a collection of essays that touch on a wide variety of subjects from competitive Scrabble to race and of course feminism. I think what I enjoyed most about these was the fact that, yes she has some strong opinions but she also is aware of her own biases and willingly admits her own faults. She understands that to be a feminist you don’t need to be extreme nor perfect, and you don’t have to fit into a little cookie-cutter mold of what other people may think feminism is. This has some really stellar pieces in it.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – Goodreads
I finally got around to finishing this one after weeks of not wanting to read anything. It was soo good! Despite my sluggishness to finish it (which was more motivation based than anything) I really enjoyed this one from beginning to end.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Goodreads
Part epic fantasy and part fairy tale Uprooted has some amazing things happening for it. I loved the magic system and the writing style, which was sort of an organic flow to it. The only probably I had were the fact that part of the character depth gets lost in all the fairy tale like descriptions…which is sort of fitting for the genre as a whole I guess. Still it has some truly amazing scenery work and the world Novik builds has a sort of dream like quality to it. (Note, this is not really young adult though a lot of people are saying it is)
Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty – Goodreads
The goal is read this entire book today so it can go back to the library after 6pm. I don’t even have a fll 24 hours, only about 15 or so and that includes the time I have to sleep. I’m not too worried over if I have time, I do, I’m more worried that my mind isn’t going to let me focus enough to use my true reading speed. We shall see.