The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. Now hosted by The Book Date.
It’s been a while, the thesis is kicking my ass. Here’s a quick reading update, though I haven’t been reading that much. So it goes. Also, it’s still Sci-Fi Month, yay!
I finished my second book by Nnedi Okorafor and I loved. Definitely one of my new favorite authors. Lagoon is weird and wonderful, highly recommended!
I also finally read the first issue of the Princeless comics and let me tell you it’s utter perfection. The princess is a smart and snarky Black girl questioning the role of stereotypical fairy tale princess she’s been cast in. With a dragon
protector sidekick she’s off on a quest to save her sisters.
I’m listening to the Radiance audiobook and this one was quite hard to get into. I love the content, but the story is told through film trailers, news articles etc and I found it difficult to keep up with the various texts. Also, the chapters are very long, not that great for bedtime. I think I finally got into it, by spending my weekend listening to long chapters uninterrupted while walking around the village and baking and doing the laundry. I’ll definitely want to read this one in book format at some point, Valente’s take on an alternate film history is just too amazing.
I was super excited for Ancillary Justice, but also a bit hesitant to pick it up since the protagonist is basically a space ship and was unsure if I would be able to relate or even find my way through the worldbuilding. But then I just went ahead and the pages are flying by. It’s not at all difficult to get into and the Radch perspective on gender was an added bonus!
My plans for the next week mostly consist of finishing my current reads for Sci-Fi Month. Probably not next week, but soon, I really want to give these a try:
This one is a story about a man and his dog, a road trip and isolation. I got this one as a gift, and it looks amazing!
I’ve been seeing the cover of this one everywhere, so I want to see what the fuss is about. It’s been touted as Doctor Who meets Sherlock, so yeah I’m in!
I’ve been following the Facebook page and it’s awesome, so now I want to read more. Bisexuality erasure sucks, and from what I’ve read Eisner is hitting all the issues I’m concerned with, so must-read.
What have you been reading? Anyone reading all the Sci-Fi this month, too?