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Reading Wednesday 9/11
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 at 09:58 pm
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Let's pretend it's just a normal Wednesday, shall we?

Recently acquired: My lovely [personal profile] cjwatson gave me a book he's excited about as an anniversary present: Deathless by Catherynne M Valente ([personal profile] catvalente). I have mixed feelings about the Valente I've read so far, particularly Palimpsest which I really really wanted to like. Her prose is gorgeous, and she's really good at evocative depictions of otherworldly settings and generally slightly creepy takes on fairy tales. But for reasons I find it hard to put my finger on I find her a bit morally repulsive; I think it's that she seems to have a bit too much sympathy with the Fae, with the idea that beauty is somehow more important than morality. Anyway I really like it when people I love give me books, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Recently read: Currently reading: In theory In a time of gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor, but I'm not sure I can cope with 1930s Europe right now.

Up next: Something escapist, Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie maybe?

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Whereaboooots: Mediaeval Ireland
Moooood: scaredscared
Tuuuuune: Anakronic Electro Orchestra: Terk in America
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