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Joined 2 years ago

I read mostly SFF and horror, leaning towards the Weird and LGBTQIA+, Jewish, Autistic, and otherwise diverse authors and themes. Books are my favorite activity (reading, writing or drawing in, making).

Nonbinary, pronouns they/them

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Steve Toutonghi: Join (2016) 3 stars

"What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? …

I struggled with my opinion on this throughout

3 stars

Content warning Spoilers for halfway through and ending!

Kikuko Tsumura: There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job (Paperback, 2021, Bloomsbury Publishing) 4 stars

A young woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that has the …

Review of "There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job" on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

The unnamed protagonist’s struggles with burnout, and yet her urges to self-sabotage by forming just the types of connections and doing just the kind of over-work that got her here in the first place… extremely relatable. And there are so many detailed descriptions of delicious food… 

reviewed The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu (Edinburgh Nights, #1)

T. L. Huchu: The Library of the Dead (Paperback) 4 stars

Review of 'The Library of the Dead' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

Ropa’s voice is one of the best things about this book, she’s a little punk with a heard of solid gold and from the top where it seems like we’re going to have a fairly straightforward “medium helps a ghost” story through when it gets much darker and stranger, it’s her humor and thoughtfulness that keeps you mindful of the stakes. Really enjoyed this, I can’t wait to see how she tackles her next set of problems. 

Review of 'Strange Beasts of China' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

I loved this. The structure of the book is that each chapter focuses on a species of these sentient, generally humanoid Beasts that live in the city of Yong’an - their history, their biology, their favorite foods, the industry they work in. But each chapter includes the trials and travails of the writer as well, and they add up to a singular overarching story that is funny and poignant and satisfying. 

Casey McQuiston: One Last Stop (Paperback, 2021, St. Martin's Griffin) 4 stars

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: …

Review of 'One Last Stop' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

This was extremely sweet and spicy and the time travel elements had the feeling of an 80s action movie plot, I really enjoyed it.