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attempting obscurity

I mess around with writing, but deep down I'm pretty sure I'll never actually get published because I treat it like a hobby and not a passion -- I write when I have time, instead of making time to write.


When I read, I prefer YA sci-fi/ fantasy as my go-to fiction reads. I tend toward this genre because I read fiction as an escape from the daily drudge of life. YA sci/fi-fantasy usually has more upbeat/ hopeful endings, while adult fiction of any genre (except romance) tends to have more depressingly realistic endings. Sometimes I read romance novels, but I really prefer the type with plot/ character development between sex scenes, and I don't like having to hunt for them.


In non-fiction, I prefer history, biographies, psychology, gender studies, social/applied sciences, and law/ public policy.

Currently reading

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps -- And What We Can Do About It
Lise Eliot
White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race
Ian F. Haney López

Race, Gender, And Discrimination At Work (Foundations of Social Inquiry)

Race, Gender, And Discrimination At Work (Foundations of Social Inquiry) - Samuel Cohn This is a great read. I wish it was available in ebook format, because I would love to have this as an easy accessible pocket reference book. Cohn presents the information in a non-politically biased manner, which is awesome. He compares and contrasts statistics and information across decades, and he looks at the effect of social factors and legal decisions on racial and gender discrimination in the workplace. In addition, he explores several economic theories of the workplace and the realities of those theories in real-world experience. It's a really great book -- readable, accessible, and fascinating. I hope he writes an update version soon.