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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.
Strange Fruit Vol. 1 : Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History – Goodreads
This a graphic novel that I randomly found at my library and decided to check out. For the most part I really enjoyed Strange Fruit. It has some pretty great stories, a lot of which I wasn’t familier with. The beginning had a bit of pacing and art issues, but it really smooths out a little farther into the book.
The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe – Goodreads
This was a readalong that I did on Litsy using the Serial Reader app…and basically I’m summing this one up as ‘a Book of Sighs’. There is a lot of fainting, a lot of poems and songs, and a whole lot of talking around the issues. So basically I just spent most of my issues sighing loudly because either the main character just faints or is forced to listen to a long winded explanation, or because she yet again decided to compose a poem that takes up too much page space. Gothic horror really came a long way. I love the prose involved in the genre, but this one basically took it and tried to smother me with it.
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – Goodreads
So I’ve had this from the library for two week and of course I haven’t touched it until the weekend before it needs to head back. I’m about half way through this one (at the time of posting) and I plan to take it back this evening. It does progress at a nice pace though and it’s still pretty good…though I’m cursing the freaking love triangles right now. I have my ship and I don’t need this excess tension.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – Goodreads
My new Serial Reader readalong book! This one is rather short and we’re hoping will be a nice pick me up after the sigh-fest that was Romance of the Forest.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling – Goodreads
So this is just the screenplay of the movie…but I really like reading screenplays because my mind loves the memorize entire movies. This won’t take me long once I finish up A Torch Against the Night.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Goodreads
Since I enjoyed Hag-Seed I decided to give this one a try. It seems to be her most popular work, it’s somewhat relevant to current events, and has a really intriguing dystopian premise.