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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

The Art of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

The Art of George R.R. Martin's a Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin, Brian Wood Actually, I wouldn't have read the series if not for this book. Well, I'm sure I would have stumbled across the series eventually, but I picked up this book at the library and was enthralled by the artwork. I wanted to know who the characters were, what their stories were. I wanted to know why this series had so many fans. And most of all, I wanted to know why Jon Snow knew nothing. I had to read the series.So I did.