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Leaf

MagneticCrow@bookwyrm.social

Joined 4 months, 2 weeks 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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Join (2016) 4 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!

There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job (2021, Bloomsbury Publishing) 5 stars

A woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that requires no reading, …

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… 

The Library of the Dead (Paperback) 5 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. 

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.