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February looks like . . .

Posted on: February 4, 2021

holy crap, how are we already into February? how did that even happen?

anyways, February is looking hella fun for me.  and since there’s no possible way I can get through all of this in one month, likely I’ll still be reading and talking about these books in March . . . and maybe April too.

Here’s what my February looks like:

I’ve got some #VintageSciFi posts I still want to write

I read E. Lily Yu’s On Fragile Waves, and cried buckets. need to write a review. This book came out this week, so yeah, I really need to get that review written!

Am currently reading Jeff Vandermeer’s A Peculiar Peril (thanks public Library!), and Clelia Farris’s collection Creative Surgery.  I’m nearly finished with Creative Surgery, so hope to review that one soon. Peculiar Peril is a freakin’ doorstopper, so it’s gonna be a while. Peculiar Peril is gloriously absurd, it’s sort of like if Neil Gaiman wrote China Mieville’s Un Lun Dun? but crank the absurdity up to like 500, and then make it funny in certain spots and terrifying in other spots.

I also got Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse from the library, so need to start that soon, or renew it.

Francesca Forrest’s Lagoonfire (sequel to The Inconvenient God) comes out in early March and I want to read it RIGHT NOW because I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her. This is likely my next read once I finish Creative Surgery.

EPIC WIN, I scored an ARC of Nicole Kornher-Stace’s Jillian vs. Parasite Planet, which I also can’t wait to get to, because I love everything she writes.  This one doesn’t hit bookstore shelves until July so I guess I could wait a month or two to read it. My husband loves her work too, so there’s a good chance he’ll get to read this book before I do! Not fair! but, actually pretty fair.

I also got a nonfiction business/leadership book, Radical Candor from the library, it was recommended by a very close friend of mine.  Lots of good communication / management advice, plus it has swear words which makes me giggle. I love that the author is comfortable talking about her own failures.  Business books that are all “everything i do is perfect and gold, I have only ever have successes!” make me super suspicious, because no one is perfect, and the way we learn is by making mistakes.  The weirdest part about #adulting so far – suddenly finding myself excited about reading management / leadership books, and talking to my friends about them and my friends being excited to talk to me about their favorite titles. weird AF.

 

and lots of that reading will likely get derailed because:

I’m starting season four of Deep Space Nine

and

I’ve been working on this during the weekends.  (Link will take you to a twitter thread, you shouldn’t need a twitter account to view the thread)

Also? I’m feeling the itch for another book cull.  If you live in the US and you want a random package of 2-4 absolutely random books,  find a way to privately send me your mailing address (don’t put it in the comments where everyone can see!) and I’ll mail you a surprise bundle. This offer is good until I run out of lonely books on my bookshelves that need a loving home.

Edited to add:  Realizing many of you may have no idea how to privately contact me directly, here’s my email address:  redhead5318@gmail.com.   When I’m done with this giveaway, I’ll remove my address from this post.

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7 Responses to "February looks like . . ."

Oh I didn’t know Jeff Vandermeer had a new book out!

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I remember seeing announcements and publicity promo for the book, but I didn’t know when it was coming out. It’s his first YA book!

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Oh I’m not really into YA but I like new weird fiction and Mieville’s Un Lun Dun was alright.

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I’m not a big YA or Middle Grade reader either, but when my fave authors start writing kids books, I usually give their kids titles a try. (to mixed luck in the past)

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Creative Surgery looks like an interesting read. It may be up my alley 🙂

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it was really good!!

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I will have to see if my library has it. Thanks for the recommendation 🤙🤙

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