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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

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend

How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend - Janette Rallison Eh. It was a cute, sweet little feel-good teenage read. I don't say that because it's YA, or even because it takes place in High School. There are plenty of YA reads that take place in H.S., yet have interesting themes, dark storylines and the kind of stuff that makes you go, "This is for teenagers? Really?"But this book is just the sort of bland, the world-always-works out teen fare I suspect I was supposed to read as a teenager. Meh.