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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

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger | Summary & Study Guide

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Summary & Study Guide - BookRags It was interesting. I can see why it's a well liked book, it covers many of the familiar questions and preconceptions about relationships and gender roles in a different, almost sci-fi context. Because it doesn't really concentrate on the unusual aspect of Henry's illness or the possible wider-world implications (what about 9/11? Why didn't he do anything?), but just focussed on the integral character development of the principal characters and how his time-travel intimately affected the entire development of Clare's life and personality, the book ultimately ends up being a character study and exploration of love and relationships, rather than any sort of science fiction story.It's good in a psychological-study sort of way. It can get a little slow and bogged down in parts, and the ending felt sort of disconnected and unfinished. Untold.