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mephistia

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

Blackveil: Book Four of Green Rider

Blackveil  - Kristen Britain Okay, I liked this book, I really did. I love all Kristen Britain's books, and far be it from me (an unpublished writer) to criticize someone so talented and brilliant, who's actually made it. But oh my god I was hoping this was the last book! It is absolute torture waiting so many years between books, and as much as I love love love this series, I really wanted a conclusion, not a cliffhanger that I'll be waiting on for at least another two years! The time between book 6 and book 7 of the Harry Potter series was terrifying. In normal times, I'm always vaguely concerned about the health and well-being of those around me -- but when waiting for a book in series to come out, I find myself wishing I had the funds and means to hire a team of doctors and bodyguards to watch the author's every move and make sure NOTHING HAPPENS to them. If you like high fantasy, the Green Rider series is a must-read. If you're like me, and have a hard time with suspense and waiting, you may want to wait until this series is complete. Trust me -- as brilliant and wonderful as this series is, I normally wait until a series is complete to start it. The few times I break this rule, it's agony.