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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

In Mormon Circles: Gentiles, Jack Mormons, and Latter-Day Saints

In Mormon Circles: Gentiles, Jack Mormons, and Latter Day Saints - James Coates This was an interesting read. It's a bit dated, but it has some useful information on the origins of the LDS church, as well as some of the controversy that has swirled around the church for the past century or so. The actual tone of the book is admirably middle-of-the-road. James Coates is a former journalist, so he does his best to present all sides of the story in an unbiased manner.It's a good read for anyone whose interested in sociology, theology, the formation/ growth of religions, or LDS history.