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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

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) - Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones was recommended to me by a girl I've never met, whose writing I adore although she hasn't had a published book as yet.I am speaking, of course, of the inimitable Sarah Rees Brennan, who runs a blog that I've had the pleasure of reading for about a year and half now.Brennan actually does have a book in the works -- it's to be released in June 2009 -- but thus far, my introduction to her writing has been through her blog.Brennan often posts entries about books she has enjoyed, with rousing descriptions and laugh-out-loud commentary. She's mentioned Diana Wynne Jones so often that I finally just went and checked her out.If Brennan's writing has been strongly influenced by Diana Wynne Jones, then there is no way that she won't succeed in the world of writing. This author is clever, engaging and so very funny.