Hope Swann (coffeebased) wrote,
Hope Swann

I want a book-companion

So much for blogging regularly. :)) I've been reblogging regularly, but that doesn't count of course. :)

I've been gone for nearly three weeks and there are piles of things that have happened. My foot is still wonky, and the doctor said it would probably take four weeks for it to normalize? Then again he also did say not to wear heels, and not to walk for more than an hour a day and well. :) The requirements of daily life rarely are in sync with doctor's orders. Keeping mum on everything else as they are things I don't want to discuss online, suffice to say: bluh. The travails of adult life; I weep inconsolably. lol

Boo is still wonderful, Gaku is still being messed with, and I am still doing my thesis.


I have been reading though! I totally lemmed (check that link out because perfect!) Blood of Elves because I honestly didn't give a fuck about it. I might give it a try later on, but ugh. Haven't read Lit Riffs as well because I don't have the songs that inspired the short stories yet! But soon!

I finished Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Stories by Truman Capote, the main story was a drag to get through despite Capote's great style but the others were great and now I have to read more by him; Wizards at War NME by Diane Duane, even more enjoyable than the non-NME version and induced a spate of feelings; Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman, entertaining and I literally couldn't put it down, I would finish one and say, well maybe one more?, and then boom I finished all fifty-one(?) of them; Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, which was beautiful, atmospheric, and in possession of one of the most annoying narrators ever but he was meant to be that vapid and annoying, but still; We Can Fix It by Jess Fink, a wonderful comic I'd read when it was being published online, back when I was in uni, but never got to finish reading!!! and I wasn't able to get a copy from the tiny printing they did, so good thing it was reprinted by Top Shelf woo; and The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, which was utterly wonderful and filled to the brim with content and beautiful characters.

The Inheritance Trilogy is my favorite read of the month, so far. Third book was a bit messier than the two previous, but still wonderful, AND narrated by my favorite character. No spoilers, but have you ever read a trilogy and thought damn, the author could have compressed all of this into one book? This trilogy is so meaty, and the world-building so interesting with such well-rounded characters that all I can say is UNF. Love it to bits.


Things I'm going to be reading in the next two weeks:

1. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (distressingly adorable so far)
2. The Dreamblood Duology (The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun) by N. K. Jemisin (need to read EVERYTHING by this lady)
3. The Queen's Thief Quartet (The Thief, the Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen (heard good things from someone whose taste in books I trust)
4. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (four people recommended this to me)
5. The Good Man Jesus, and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman (been putting this off for a while)


Updated with all 27 episodes of Welcome to Night Vale, which I am fair obsessed with! Other obsession is Orphan Black which is so beautiful and well-written with such a brilliant leading lady. Saw Pacific Rim as well, which was pretty to look at, full of interesting characters, in possession of a novel plot, and yet in dire need of a common sense infusion, wow.


Welp, that's it for now. Unless I want to talk about actually happens to me! :D

I am attending a Doctor Who party on Friday evening, which sounds like it's going to be interesting? :) Also, I got my first traffic ticket! Got my license back already and all-in-all it was a pretty positive experience? Super nice traffic cop :3c

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