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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

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd - Holly Black, Cecil Castellucci, Barry Lyga, Tracy Lynn I liked pretty much every story in here except the one by Libby Bray. To be clear -- Bray's writing wasn't bad, it was just really depressing. I generally try to avoid reading depressing books. I don't know, just something about why I read -- I read to learn or escape. And that final short story, beyond being horribly depressing, ended the (otherwise extremely cool, funny and interesting) anthology on a real down note. I have a sick hurt in my gut now, and my eyes feel all stingy. I'm weirdly depressed.Like I said, well-written. But dang, the last story was depressing.