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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

Blackbringer (Dreamdark)

Dreamdark: Blackbringer  - Laini Taylor Laini Taylor is definitely one of my favorite new authors. Her writing is descriptive and beautiful, her plot development and pacing is spot on, and her characters are just . . . lovely. I care about what happens to them, I care about their struggles and their fears and their fights. Long after I've put the book down, I'm thinking about the characters and the stories not told.I recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy and mythology. It's brilliant.