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i'm meeg! she/they. i read a lot.

here are some of my favorite genres:

fiction: science-fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, dystopia & utopia

nonfiction: history, political science + theory, philosophy, anarchism & anti authoritarianism, LGBTQ+, sociology, environment, economics

others: poetry, graphic novels, zines!

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Octavia E. Butler: Parable of the Sower (Paperback, 2000, Warner Books) 4 stars

In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful …

Review of 'Parable of the Sower' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

On a second read, I feel a lot differently than I did the first time around. I can't separate uncomfortable feelings of reading about a teenager basically starting a cult and attracting people who are at their absolute most vulnerable to join. It doesn't sit well with me to read about Lauren's glee to "raise babies in Earthseed." And the intense, intense, dehumanization and otherizing of people using drugs, making them into physically unrecognizable monsters, is something I can't get past. If Lauren has hyper-empathy, and is more sensitive to people in need of help, then why does the buck stop with people using drugs?