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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

Stardust: The Gift Edition - Deluxe Signed Limited

Stardust: The Gift Edition - Deluxe Signed Limited - Neil Gaiman I saw the movie first, so this is one of those rare books where I like both the book and the movie. (The other two being the Princess Bride and Ella Enchanted. And I actually only like both the movie and the book Ella Enchanted because they are so completely and utterly different that it's two separate experiences that happen to share a name.)In a nutshell: movie - awesome. Book - fantastic. Enjoy both. (I recommend the movie before the book, though -- it's been my experience that if you watch the movie after reading the book, you spend all your time screaming at the screen: "THAT WASN'T IN THE BOOK!")