To be honest I’m not enjoying this nearly as much as I thought I would, and I skip reading most evenings. I’m formulating a critique that I’ll share once I finish (I think I will finish, though it’s a bit of a slog). It’s not a terrible book — I would stop reading otherwise — but it’s not what I’d hoped for.
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A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys
On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay. …
I mentioned already that I'm reading this aloud to my youngest. Well, he isn't very interested in non-picture books right now, and I've reached the part where Stubb is hassling Fleece, so I have really stalled out on this book.
I’m so excited for this book, especially now that I’m back in California. The experiences from my last stint of living in this state really opened my eyes to what “liberalism” is. Going back at least as far as Nixon, this state has been exporting a particular ideology to the rest of the world. Social conservatives call it “leftist”, but it very clearly is not. I look forward to learning more about this whole Thing.
He's driven out... by his batman, a Corporal Wayne.
— Gravity's rainbow. by Thomas Pynchon (1%)
I see what you did there.
Pynchon was smart to write one short book so that people would know that they liked his writing without finishing any of his other books.
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body in the station mall.
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lathe of Heaven is a 1971 science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The plot concerns …
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
— The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (86%)
Classic Le Guin quote. I didn't realize it was from this book!