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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

Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman This was the one Gaiman book I wasn't completely enamored by. Truth be told, it's because I'm somewhat biased towards Norse mythology, which features somewhat more in American Gods than this. It's still a well-written and enjoyable read, but I didn't feel that sense of satisfied loss when I put it down -- you know, where the ending was great, the story was great and all you can do at the end is just grin (and wish that it would somehow keep going)? Yeah, didn't feel that with Anansi Boys. His other books yes, but Anansi Boys was just . . . good. Not great, but good.