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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

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well - David L. Hough I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven't read it all the way through. It functions as both a manual and a guide, an informative text on how to perform certain maneuvers, better your skills and care for your motorcycle. It offers cautionary anecdotes to underscore the importance of riding with caution and awareness.It is a great book, but I've been ingesting it in bits and pieces. I tend to pick it up when I've been struggling with the application of a maneuver -- such as cornering, which was taught to me in the MSF course a certain way, but is often better applied in real life riding through the application of late apexing. The tips and illustrations helped me work through my confusion until I was able to apply the written word to the actuality of movement.