Reading Wednesday 14/09 - Livre d'Or








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Reading Wednesday 14/09
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 at 05:02 pm
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Up next: Not sure. Right now I'm kind of in the mood to read the second in Max Gladstone's Craft series, Two serpents rise, but we'll see how I feel when I finish the other two. Which might be fairly soon as the Fermor is short and the Friday is very light.

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Whereaboooots: Vienna, 1933
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Tuuuuune: Heidi Talbot: The shepherd lad
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 14th, 2016 04:18 pm (UTC)
16 minutes after journal entry

rachelmanijas's review of Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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I read a *different* book by her, where everyone behaved like a slasher movie, and apparently there was a post-hoc justification that didn't make it a lot more satisfying to me.

Like, the main character did say stuff like "do everything with a partner, and don't wander away from them, even if there's something you suddenly remember you need to do". But she didn't say "seriously, you just all agreed to this and then you wandered off by yourselves and someone got killed AGAIN, like, are you suffering from some kind of mild-altering effect or what?"

But I (and it sounded like rachelmanija as well) liked a lot about the book, just found it impossible to get past that middle half of the plot...
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 14th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
19 minutes after journal entry

rant about the children's book The Rainbow Fish

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I don't have much to add apart from, I haven't read the book, but the rant sounds accurate to me. I do like that she calls out that the author most likely didn't *intend* such an awful reading, just chose a metaphor without realising what it could look like to many people.
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