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text 2016-06-04 01:54
Bookish Whine

A fibromyalgia flare hit me earlier this week and my arms hurt so badly from shoulder to fingertip that I can't hold my big-ass 500+ page trade paperback open for more than a few minutes at a time. Which is fine, I guess, because once I clock off from work that's about how long I can concentrate on any one thing. I've read maybe 20 pages in the last four days. I tried switching to an e-book on my much lighter Kindle, but I'm a one-book-at-a-time kind of woman and I couldn't get into it. Blargh. I'm just going to sit here for a while and gaze at this rainbow butterfly unicorn kitten and ponder my compulsive need to buy certain books in physical form, my soul-deep abhorrence to cracking book spines, and other such first-world "problems."

 

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review 2015-03-24 16:04
So done with this...
Everneath - Brodi Ashton

Bullet Review:

I really shoulda known better. Other reviewers did indicate it was heavy on the romance, and unless the book is explicitly a romance novel, I hate romance.

DNF at 21%.

The whole book is about the various douche-bag boys that are in Nikki's life and how everything in her life revolves around them. I mean, her mom dies, but it's not her mother's death that makes her want to get rid of her emotions. Nope, it's a boy. As for returning to Earth after her exile in the Everneath? Same boy - not her brother or her dad. Nope, a boy.

Maybe if the characters had been noteworthy - but nope. The boys are a rainbow of d-baggery, girls constantly slut shame and hate on each other over boys, and our Mary Sue is about as interesting as a dishrag.

I regret buying this book in hardcover, but I am SO GLAD I never bought any of the sequels.

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text 2015-03-17 17:48
Internet Blues

So I've been steering myself to only the most fun, frivolous, candy-like reading for the last few weeks and I've been wondering why. Not that reading those things is bad, but I don't usually read ONLY Adventure Time comics and Doctor Who books.

 

Turns out it is just internet-induced depression.

 

There are so many things going on that are terrible and don't seem to be getting any better (this is true in life as well, but I am not fed a constant stream of it to be more aware). Fucking GamerGate, STGRB, MRAs, constant online harassment of women, trans people and PoC. I'm on a constant rage-high, and it is draining my battery. I know I should probably just take a social media break or something, but I care about a lot of these things and don't want to just back out and pretend they aren't there. Not too long ago, I got jumped on by some hashtag-camping GGer on Twitter, and that is ridiculously mild compared with what other more recognizable people have to deal with.

 

I guess all I'm really saying is the world is full of assholes and I'm having a hard time dealing with it lately.

 

Maybe it's also a warning. Anyone that comes around me talking about "meninism," "ethics in game journalism," "my racist/sexist/transphobic/homophobic comment was a joke," "reverse racism/sexism," or any combination thereof can just get the fuck out right now.

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text 2015-03-13 00:08
Scribd comics

Man, I love that Scribd has comics. I've been on a binge, but they don't have the best sorting system. You start with one volume, moving through to the next and the next and then BAM, you have an issue out of order that you didn't even realize you missed. I get that this is totally new for them, but I really hope it is something they fix soon. Also, having only one random middle issue of a series? Not helpful.

 

 

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text 2014-12-12 15:32
Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 272 pages.
Looking for Alaska - John Green

I got through 30 pages before another glaring typo jumped out at me. It's another case of missing punctuation in dialogue. When some SPAs are defending their shoddy editing by saying trad-pub books have lots of errors too, they might be talking about this book. :p

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