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Author, Voracious Reader, Crocheter of many things, Very Autistic

(Pronouns: they / them) Mainly reads: Young Adult (contemporary, sci-fi or fantasy), Japanese Literature, Romance, and Fantasy / Sci-fi for adults

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commented on Klara and the Sun

14 hours ago ( page 186 of 304 ) Public

Klara and the Sun (Hardcover, 2021, Knopf) 4 stars

The story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place …

It finally revealed what "lifted students" are and I'm grimacing. Now so much makes sense, and I'm betting I will get to experience all the implications of this. Wonderful.

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Eight Flavors (2016, Simon & Schuster) No rating

“Very cool…a breezy American culinary history that you didn’t know you wanted” (Bon Appetit …

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, recipes for making soy sauce at home appeared in English and American cookbooks. Since soybeans were not widely available, these recipes used local ingredients such as mushrooms, walnuts, and fish...

Tomato was another popular ingredient for making American "soy" sauce... The names for these varying sauces were "ketchups," or "catch-ups," or "catsups," derived from the Indonesian word for soy sauce: ketjap.

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ketchup is soy sauce????????????????

reviewed Scythe

Sep 12 Public

Scythe (2017, Simon & Schuster) 5 stars

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity …

Really Good uh... Topia?

5 stars

Content warning CW: Lots of Death, suicide, mild fatphobia, and ableist implications

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commented on Scythe

Sep 8 (57%) Public

Scythe (2017, Simon & Schuster) 5 stars

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity …

Okay things are getting a lot darker. I'm mostly sharing this to write down for later but: 1. Troubled by the fact one of the honored people you can take your name is after is Ayn Rand. To Be Fair I'm pretty sure the person who named themselves after that uh... particular figure is probably bad guy. 2. Apparently their Cloud overlords figured out a way to get rid of Deafness (and presumably other disabilities) in this supposed utopia. VERY troubled by that, but I need to read more before determining if the author is implying that's a good thing.