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I used to read a lot, now I read less. I would like to read more again. That's how it goes!

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reviewed The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (The Masquerade, #1)

Seth Dickinson: The Traitor Baru Cormorant (2015) 4 stars

The Traitor Baru Cormorant ( BAH-roo) is a 2015 hard fantasy novel by Seth Dickinson, …

Excellent book, didn't make me cry

4 stars

Tumblr had me believing it would be a lot more heartbreaking than it was. I loved the book, devoured it in under 4 days (not easy with a baby around), but I didn't get heavily attached to anyone enough to make me cry if they died.

But I gotta appreciate a slow-burn romance and political intrigue, they're tough to do well. It was good. Looking forward to reading the next one.

M. T. Anderson: Feed (2010, Candlewick) 4 stars

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon—a …

I am still thinking about this book 10 years after reading it.

5 stars

I read it for a class and hated it at the time. Now it is probably my favourite novel, in the most disturbing way.

Rainbow Rowell: Eleanor & Park (2013, St. Martin's Griffin) 4 stars

Two misfits. One extraordinary love.

...Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns …

I wasn't the target age demographic for this, but enjoyed it nonetheless. It feels like Eleanor's story told through the lens of a high school romance. It's a bit melodramatic, as you would expect (teenaged me would have loved it), but as an adult and a parent it was a reminder of the emotions and actions teenagers experience when in a difficult and unsafe situation.

Maia Kobabe: Gender Queer: A Memoir (2019, Lion Forge Comics) 5 stars

Gender Queer: A Memoir is a 2019 graphic memoir written and illustrated by Maia Kobabe. …

Beautiful and insightful

5 stars

Maia's story is an excellent exploration of gender exploration, the lengthy self-discovery process, and the challenges (and satisfaction!) that comes from trying to be accepted for your authentic self. The book contains many references to other great reading materials, and I've already pulled out tons of quotes when discussing these topics.

Highly recommend this book, whether you feel it relates to you, people you know and love, or just the world around you.

Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone: This Is How You Lose the Time War (Hardcover, 2019, Simon and Schuster) 4 stars

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange …

A piece of art

5 stars

If you like books where you don't get all the answers, that aren't necessarily linear, and are more about prose and gut-wrenching heartache, you'll enjoy this book. It's art. If you don't like artsy books, you probably should pick something else to read.

I loved it.