A weekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list. Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me! I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.
Books Purchased: 9
- Sepher Yetzirah by Anonymous; Translated by W. Wynn Westcott – $0.99 @ Amazon
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving – $0.99 @ Amazon
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald – $0.99 @ Amazon
- In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker – $5.49 @ Amazon
- The Fairy Faith in the Celtic Community by W. Y. Evans-Wentz – $0.99 @ Amazon
- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – $4.95 @ Amazon
- Phantom by Susan Kay – $19.99 @ Amazon
- Calling All Angels by John C. Harkness – $2.99
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – $0.99 @ Amazon
Books DNF: 2
- A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton (Meredith Gentry) – Somehow or another LKH made silver hair boring. I didn’t think that was possible, but she did it. “But his hair was uniquely his own, silver, like metal beaten into hair.” Are you…fucking…kidding me? I didn’t even finish the first chapter and I took the rest of her books of my TBR list. I love her earlier work, but you can tell she now only cares about collecting a check.
- The Stillness of the Sky by Starla Huchton (Flipped Fairy Tales) – Fuck abusive parents and fuck kindness when you’re being abused. I know I have a huge issue with blaming the victim in stories like this. I want to shake them and tell them to not put up with it, even though I know intellectually that that’s not fair. It’s not the victim’s fault their abusers are trash. I’m much more cognizant of it in real life, but in stories I hate a particular type of naivete in protagonists. I think I hate when naivete is unrealistic even for fairy tales. The MC is actually shocked her drunken, abusive father is willing to sell her to a whorehouse in order to pay his debts and continue to get his fix. It just bugged me that she wouldn’t expect this from a man who’s done nothing but beat and belittle her since her mother left. This is a Jack and the Beanstalk retelling, which isn’t one of my favorite stories in the first place, and I’m not invested enough in the character. The ironic thing is this story is what got me interested in the Flipped Fairy Tale series in the first place. I added it then realized it was the “second” in the compendium so I read Shadows on Snow first,which was okay. It’s not like they’re in any order; I think it’s just the order Huchton wrote them.
Books Finished: 5
Title: Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection
Series Title: Alex + Ada
Author: Jonathan Luna
Artist: Sarah Vaugn
Date Added: October 28, 2016
Date Started: June 17, 2018
Date Finished: October 28, 2018
Reading Duration: 133 days
It didn’t take me this long to read this entire collection; I just split it up to pad my reading total. The Complete Collection is made up of three books, but I read the one pictured above. People rated the second and third higher than the first, and I’m not really sure why. It’s an excellent series, and even though it doesn’t do anything new, it refines many previously touched on points in fiction involving AI sentience.