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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 Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman No matter what genre you prefer, try out a Gaiman book. I swear, he crosses all boundaries with his writing. He's magical, lyrical, beautiful. He's the modern version of Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie or Rudyard Kipling -- possessed of the same otherwordly, all-engrossing qualities of literary talent. To say his works transport you to another world isn't quite adequate -- they take you to that place between sleep and awake, the fever-dream you can never quite describe. This particular book, despite the grim-sounding title and macabre-seeming premise is simply another great example of Gaiman's inimitable talent. Highly recommended for anyone who reads. At all. Ever.