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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

Neverwhere: A Novel

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman This was my first foray into the writings of Neil Gaiman. I believe I had actually read about an intriguing movie on Netflix, and from there learned it was based on a book. I checked out the book and after reading it decided to never see the movie, as it was inevitable that they would butcher it.This was just . . . brilliant. I loved the concept of a London-beneath, and the fantasy aspect aligned so perfectly with the real-world aspect. He's an incredibly talented and brilliant author. If you like fantasy, if you enjoy having your perceptions challenged, if you like to look at the ordinary through an extraordinary lens -- read Neil Gaiman. You won't be disappointed.