Hope Swann (coffeebased) wrote,
Hope Swann

That's me in the corner

So I finished Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride, last week, and Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood, the week before that. Tonight, I found out that both are the first books in their respective series and had a minor moment of book-induced despair.

This week, I read Going Bovine by Libba Bray, as well as The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. I wasn't supposed to read GB, but it was an accident! Finishing GB has made me realize that Libba Bray has ridiculous range, and should maybe write thirty more books about everything she can possibly think of. The Thief was more interesting that I thought it would be, and had a character that made me like first PoV. I have to read the rest of the series at some point, because I am not letting a character like that get away. Ah, Gen. :)

Began reading The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin, and I'm barely a chapter in and already Jemisin's world and culture building is kind of freaking me out, guys. :)) Hoping to finish it within the next two days. If the land speed record I set with Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy is any indicator, I'll prolly be done by duology by this weekend. She is just that good.

Next ten reads:
1. The Shadowed Sun by N. K. Jemisin
2. The Queen's Thief quartet (one down, three to go) by Megan Whalen Turner
3. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
4. The Good Man Jesus, and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
5. Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
6. Empire State by Adam Christopher
7. The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites and Partners by Rob Dunn
8. A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
9. Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride
10. You by Austin Grossman


The Whovian party I attended last Friday was not bad at all. It was a potluck party, and everyone brought dessert. Even the hostess had prepared dessert (themed ones! fish fingers and custard, adorable adipose marshmallows, and fruits featured on the show). Everyone was pretty much levitating from the sugar high by the time we finished up. :))

And today, there was another Whovian meet-up, albeit a more casual one, in Noriter on Taft.

It's been a very Whovian week for me.


Aiyette, one of Homestuck PH members will be having her debut on Saturday. Since majority of my D&D group will be there, I've been asked to print out my character sheet in preparation for what I assume will be formalwear Dungeons and Dragons. The tabletop will undoubtedly be a great deal fancier that we're used to for gaming :))


I'm about 2/3 through with my ticklist, as Steven calls it. Oh thesis.

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