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Darlings: WE DID IT! With this post, we've wrapped up Eight Book Minimum for 2017! (Only like four weeks late, shhhhh.) I think this means that I've talked about every book and at least some of the short stories that I read in 2017! THIS IS REALLY EXCITING FOR ME! :D *party hats and blowers for everyone!*

(... Seriously, I am tempted to bake myself a cake for this, because even if some of these reviews were only a sentence, that's still a lot of sentences, and I was CONVINCED I wasn't gonna do it.)

So, to wrap up:


  1. A Charm of Magpies Books 1-3 by KJ Charles (The Magpie Lord, A Case of Possession, and A Flight of Magpies) [Jump]

  2. An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles [Jump]

  3. A Queer Trade by KJ Charles [Jump]

  4. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume Three [Jump]

  5. Pandora Hearts Volume Twenty by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  6. Pandora Hearts Volume Twenty-One by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  7. Pandora Hearts Volume Twenty-Two by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  8. Pandora Hearts Volume Twenty-Thee by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  9. Pandora Hearts Twenty-Four by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  10. Check Please Volumes One and Two by Ngozi Ukazu [Jump]

  11. On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  12. Bitch Planet Volume Two: President Bitch by [Jump]

  13. Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe For Disaster by Natalie Reiss [Jump]


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1. A Charm of Magpies Books 1-3 by KJ Charles (The Magpie Lord, A Case of Possession, and A Flight of Magpies) [Top]
The Magpie Lord starts with Lord Crane – recently returned to England after decades in exile in China – being magically attacked, and the only person who can help him is someone whose family was destroyed by Crane's. Of course they fall in love!

It's an interesting trilogy and I really enjoy the world building going on, especially with the magic! The characters have really great interactions (especially Crane and his manservant/best friend Merrick, and Stephen's relationships with his colleagues and student!) It's got a lot of fun aspects to it, although I found the plot of the second book to be kinda uneven, and romances where one character has to choose between their career and their relationship are always going to get on my wick. But for the most part I think it has decent mysteries and character moments, but the majority of the trilogy just fell straight out of my memory when I finished reading it! I don't know if that's a point against the series or my shoddy memory, but take it as you will.

(I do remember being somewhat bemused that for a series where the characters' time in China is an integral part of their reactions and development, the only actual Chinese people who show up are minor characters in the second book? I can't work out if that's the author staying in her lane or what.)

The ebook copies I read also came with the short stories, which had some cool character stuff and some really gross body horror in – if you, like me, are squicked by Eyeball Stuff, then the short story at the back of A Case of Possession is NOT FOR YOU.

But it's a mostly fun series; I wouldn't necessarily say it's the best introduction to KJ Charles' work, but it's enjoyable!

[Caution warning: offscreen suicide attempts, abuse, off-screen rape, mind-control]

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2. An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles [Top]
I wanted to wait until I'd read the sequels to this so I could talk about it as an intro point to KJ Charles' work1, but the rest of my books happened and I uh... Still haven't gotten around to them, despite both owning them and it now being 2018? WHOOPS. It's a trilogy inspired by Victorian sensation novels, and it's really up my street.

An Unseen Attraction is about a taxidermist (Rowley) and the lodging-house keeper (Clem) where he lives slowly falling in love and dealing with their fellow tenants, right until the point where one of those tenants gets murdered and dumped on their doorstep!

The relationship between Clem and Rowley is super charming, and I love the consideration that they show to each other? They're both very sweet and quiet people, and I really enjoyed seeing them both happy! Especially because they respect each other? Plus there's a kinda interesting mystery at the heart of this story, even if I spent a lot of time clutching my face and whispering "Nooooo it is blatantly that guy over there, stop trusting theeeeeeeeeem!" Like, I get why people trusted that person, but... No friend, no, don't do that.

And! It has Victorian taxidermy, which is a thing that I knew enough about to know that it was wild, which this book thankfully went into for me. I enjoyed that so much! Although I'm a bit "Hmm" at the repeated attempted application of Dickens, because oh Rowley, bless your heart.

(Clem reads to me as dyspraxic, although I don't know if that's been confirmed by the author? Did he read that way to anyone else? I know Cat Sebastian read him as dyspraxic and potentially on the austistic spectrum, so it's not just me.)

I did like that An Unseen Attraction specifically took the time to establish that Clem (and by extension Rowley) has a community, and people who value him! Especially because his backstory is a lot, and his brother is a gross, ableist piece of work! And his dad was even worse! But I really value stories like this and Shira Glassman's work, that make a point of having communities rather than isolated pairs of queer characters?

I enjoyed this one a lot, and I'm probably going to have to reread it so that I can plough straight through the sequels as well, so hit me up if you wanna talk about it!

[Caution warning: ableism, abuse, off-screen rape of a secondary character in backstory]

3. A Queer Trade by KJ Charles [Top]
Okay, let me try to work out if I can summarise this one. In the same world as the Charm of Magpies series, an apprentice magician comes home to find that not only has his mentor died, but the owners of his home have thrown away his mentor's... Including the Extremely Incriminating papers where they've been working out dodgy magic, that have now passed to a waste-paper man, and from him to an unsuspecting public!

There are bits of this one that read almost like slapstick (the scene in the market in particular), which is an odd juxtaposition to the ending (which I recall as slightly horrifying)? But I really enjoyed the world building here and the expansion of the world, even if I don't remember much about the actual protagonist, so if you like the Charm of Magpies setting it might be worth checking this one out!

1: What do we think? I was reckoning it might be a better intro point than Charm of Magpies or Society of Gentlemen, but that's based off one book not the whole set, so... Thoughts?

4. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume Three [Top]
Ah, this volume is so charming. I love Nancy meeting Doreen's mother (of course they get on like a house on fire!) – it's so sweet and charming and believable! And of course it's immediately followed by a robot attack! I love how Doreen and Nancy dealt with that, and that Squirrel Girl actually is getting a reputation for helping villains to rehabilitate? I think that's great, and it's a lovely way for Doreen to solve her problems?

As for the timetravel thing: the I still don't understand how she solved the Doctor Doom thing! Like, I have read it, and just... What? No. What? Like, it was visually funny, but also... What?! And I like that the cause of the timetravel was ridiculous (even if I was like ugh, dudes over it. UGH.) But I do love that Nancy and Doreen, even if they're separated by TIME ITSELF, are still best friends who work together to solve things! I am so delighted by their friendship! And that is what keeps me coming back to this series, when I've given up on most of the Marvel stuff I read. That and Fangirl Happy Hour.

(The Howard the Duck crossover was... Entirely forgettable...? I have literally no memory of it, whoops.)

But yes, apart from the Doctor Doom stuff being a bit "???" for me, this volume is fun! If you like Doreen and Nancy's friendship and don't mind timetravel shenaniganry, this is a volume for you.

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5. Pandora Hearts Volume 20 by Jun Mochizuki [Top]
I have whiplash from this volume. The first half is "Raven has done a TRULY EXTRA AND DRAMATIC THING because of his loyalty," and the second half is "The Vessalius family breaks your heart."

The visuals of Raven's scenes at the start of this book are really dramatic, even though I was reading them with my hand over my mouth like "He hasn't – he wouldn't – oh my god he did!" Like, this is one of those things where I go "I understand the logic, yes, don't want to be magically bound to a master you don't serve," but the solution to it? And the reasoning he gives to others? Are madness.

(I am so mad that the manga got me to sympathise with Vincent by literally setting Raven on fire. I'm appalled. Vincent is a creep. But SOMEHOW the closer he gets to being the sane one of the Nightray brothers the more I feel sorry for him. Admittedly, he's only getting more sane only by comparison, but I'm still appalled in every way. Also, the explanation of how Baskervilles work is a bit... Sudden? Like "Oh, by the way, we've changed the rules of how this works four volumes before the end!")

But the really stand-out part of this volume is the last half, where Oscar Vessalius shows back up! Xai Vessalius is an awful abusive person, this is known, but this volume lays out why, and really goes for raising the suspense and suspicion about Oscar by association. It works! Especially because of the resolution to that – everyone faith in and love for each other, and the way that they try to protect each other! ... I cried, okay, I read this volume and cried because when Pandora Hearts wants to do families well, it does them really well. The ending broke my heart and I am a little bit destroyed.

Other things that I liked: Ada's bravery! She gets maybe three panels, but she uses those panels to be brave and loving and I appreciate that. (Is Ada falling into the common problem for female characters where she is an obstacle for the male characters to overcome? Is she playing into different tropes by volunteering sacrifice herself and stop being an obstacle? VERY PROBABLY.). Barma having an answer for everything, like the master of illusion and misdirection is somehow exactly what he seems. The moment that Lottie realises that the Glen she dreams of has broken irreparably. ALICE!

... My heart is still broken though and I don't know what to do with these feelings.

[Caution warning: abuse]

6. Pandora Hearts Volume 21 by Jun Mochizuki [Top]
In this volume: Oz and his party go on a treasure hunt, Break has strong opinions about the Baskervilles, and Duke Barma reveals what his scheme is.

I feel like tonally, this is somehow more like the earlier volumes of the series? Like, everything is still terrible, and it does go "Hey look, repercussions!" but... It feels lighter, somehow? Like this is the pause to breathe before the story kicks into gear again. (Serialised mangaka is good at pacing, news at eleven!) ... Plus maybe it's just that we're out of the long night of the last... Three volumes? Four? So it's literally lighter on the page.

Rufus Barma and his relationship with Sheryl for over 50 years alternates between delighting me and "oh god no." (It is absolutely one of those things where it's cool in fiction but I'd sideeye it in real life, like a lot of things.) But I love that it's his motivation and that he specifically distinguishes between himself and Yura (who was motivated solely by knowledge), and I like that he has been playing up his bufoonery and theatrical nature to mask what he's doing?

(Also, the way this was set up and revealed was really cool! The way that the foreshadowing managed to reveal and hide what was going on is really cool! And I love that the solution relied on Reim being good at his job.)

My main thoughts about the scene with Break, the Rainsworths, and the Baskervilles is that I am trying really hard not to let this review devolve into how much I want to see spin-off stories about the Rainsworth family (A LOT), or my headcanons about them and their chains (I HAVE MANY), but suffice it to say that I really, really wish that they had more screentime.

(I feel Weird about how this series handles its obsessive characters. Like, the ones who are cis men get to have other things motivating them than their obsession – like, Vincent and Leo are both obsessed with their respective dudes, but have other things going on? And things motivating them, like "utter self-loathing"? Whereas Miranda Barma, for example, is solely motivated by getting to murder Oswald and keep his corpse for her very own? And Zwei's motivation is an obsession with Vincent? And these obsessions are channelled into destroying the object of their obsession, as opposed to helping the one their obsessed with or destroying something else. I dunno, maybe it's just me and pop-culture conditioning me to accept that men are allowed to be creepily obsessed with people and still be people, while women/non-binary folks aren't, but it FEELS like they're being treated differently? Does anyone else have any thoughts?)

I dunno, it was fine? It was nice of the series to let my heart rest before we went into the endzone rush of plot.

7. Pandora Hearts Volume 22 by Jun Mochizuki [Top]
This was as far as I got the last time I tried to read Pandora Hearts – I think the last volume either hadn't come out or was VERY newly out, so my libraries couldn't get it for me. So really, I spent like a year only knowing that Pandora Hearts had reached new heights of "Wait, no, WHAT?!" Because in this volume: Jun Mochizuki looks at the fourth wall, and decides that it's boring.

No, really.

I'm not kidding, this volume gets weird even for Pandora Hearts. Spoilers: Those creepy "Lurking Eyes" figures I mentioned that that will definitely never be a problem? Are meta-figures who believe that every universe is a story, and their role is to choose when the story ends. Because "A story that that never ends holds no value. What matters is not 'when' it ends, but 'how.'" Because... Reasons? And in the Pandora Hearts universe, they use Glens and Baskervilles as their... Agents of Chaos? Their "Go forth and do something interesting" characters? Which as a writer I can appreciate but what. Especially because the arguments that I've seen fandoms have, and the characters are there going "Oh, that's why x happened; because it would be boring otherwise," so this is the most ridiculously meta thing. Like, there are characters who've been saying all along that their world is "a ridiculous tale," AND THEY'RE RIGHT.

(Leo rejecting that viewpoint though, because the world isn't ridiculous to him, is a precious thing. Especially because this is a volume where Leo can actually bear to act.)

As for the rest of this volume:
  • We get Echo's backstory! Two volumes from the end! And it explains why she reacted so strongly to Oz's assertion that he's a fake, but otherwise it's exactly as nonsense and confusing as you'd expect. (Also Echo somehow manages to look older in her backstory than she does in the present, which I assume is down to her costume?) I'm not really a fan of Echo and Noise's storyline, because it centres so much on Vincent and Oz instead of them? They spend a lot of time yelling about Ada and Vincent, and while I guess on Ada's part it's an extension of her being willing to stand up for the people she loves and believes in, I'm still a bit "Uggggh why is this arc still about duuuuuudes..."

  • While it was entirely predictable, the final confrontation with Xai Vessalius had a good sense of closure to it, and Oz finally being able to acknowledge his terrible father's face is handled well.

  • Oz calling Jack out on whether dropping the world into the Abyss was Lacie's wish or not was a balm to my soul, even as I'm going "Oh god, he's back again?!

  • Sharon being willing – and more importantly able – to hold off Lottie in combat is very soothing to me, I wish we'd gotten to see more of her getting to that stage.

  • My heart is filled with emotions when the kids talk about throwing a party when they're done saving the world, because it suggests that there's be a world left for them to come back to. ;_;


And as for Break... I appreciate the way that the story builds towards the ending, and shows him struggling, and that he specifically calls out all of the characters trying to get to the past because the past is not for humans to change, you have to learn to live with the world you have? But the ending is too sad. It makes me cry and I'm so mad that it gets me every single bloody time, right in the goddamn heart, even though I kinda know it's coming.

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8. Pandora Hearts Volume 23 by Jun Mochizuki [Top]
In this volume: Echo stands up for herself, and Pandora Hearts attempts to convince me that having sympathy for Vincent is an activity worth my time.

MAYBE if I was more okay with letting go of everything Vincent does in the first half of the series, I'd be more sympathetic to him, but by this point I'm so settled into "Vincent is a creep" so the character development he's getting isn't... Working...? Especially because there's two female characters whose arcs are entwined with his to the point where it's actively frustrating me? Like, I love Ada's courage and the scenes where Raven realises that not only did he never understand his brother, but his brother never understood him gets me right where I live, but also... Ugh. The person who offers Vincent forgiveness for his actions doesn't... I don't know, forgiveness is a weird and difficult concept for me in general, but I feel like maybe if Vincent must be forgiven all his sins in this volume, maybe that forgiveness should have been someone with... I dunno, full knowledge of what he did...? The side of him that chose to walk this path and kept choosing it, not just the woobie-broken side of him?

I dunno. Vincent's arc frustrates me and it possibly just frustrates me more because a part of me WANTS TO FALL FOR IT and... No.

But also: Echo's arc in this volume is heart-breaking, because she finally gets to commit to being herself and fight for not only her own identity but Noise's as well? I knew exactly how that arc was going to end, but it was so good to get to see her get to join the rest of the cast in affirming who she is and what she believes? Especially because it does the classic switching which person she speaks in thing to confirm it?

(... Somehow, Duldee is less creepy in the form it takes here than it is usually. Also auuuuugh Duldee's entire thing has always been creepy but it got worse.)

And the rest of the volume: LEVY IS THE WORST AND I HATE HIM SO MUCH, but at least someone finally pointed out that he's literally the root of all problems in this series! The page where everyone is falling through time hurts my brain, but it's really cool! The scenes with the Baskervilles and Reim are both really sad and really terrifying for what they say about Reim and Lily – although I did appreciate Lottie's arc here. Past!Alice preparing for her big confrontation is just a beautiful set of panels that I was not ready for. ... I still don't know what the hell is up with that cat.

BASICALLY: WHAT IS THE BODY COUNT IN THIS MANGA AND ALSO THE LAST VOLUME HAS TO BE BETTER.

8. Pandora Hearts Volume 24 by Jun Mochizuki [Top]
I feel emotionally hungover from this one. It... It sure ended the series. It fits, I think, but I still look at where we are, and look at where we started, and... I dunno. In the space of one volume it does the full tonal shift of "utter bleakness and visual horror" to "suddenly hope," and the utter weirdness of the resolution.

I really enjoyed the characters teaming up to solve this problem, especially Leo! (Leo finally losing his patience with Levy gave me life, and his scuffle with Oz was absolutely deserved.) And the way that Oz, Alice, and Raven used pretty much every single scrap of information revealed to us to put their solution together made me happy even as I'm going "What? What is happening here here?"

(The tea party was a beautiful touch, but it was really cruel to show us the happy alternative universe. ... Speaking of alternative universes, I'm really glad that the series specifically goes "Yes, this could all have been solved if Jack had chosen a different course, but it was never in his nature." My feelings about Jack are mainly negative – we get the actual reason why he's obsessed with Lacie here and I'm just like "Oh for fuck's sake, really?" – but I still appreciate that Pandora Hearts took the time to go "No, he is still the same guy.")

I'm a bit disappointed in the epilogue, because it wraps things up a little too neatly for me (Sharon, no, what are you doing, stop that), but also I cried! From the tea party onwards: I cried! So honestly, what do I know.

... Pandora Hearts is a deeply weird, melodramatic series full of questions of identity, obsessions, and awful things happening to characters that I'm fond of. I don't necessarily know that this volume holds it all together, but I genuinely enjoyed reading (and rereading) this series and letting it play merry hell with my emotions. I can't say that I'd recommend it, but I finished rereading it and felt so bereft that it was done, so...

10. Check Please! Volume One by Ngozi Ukazu [Top]
I know, I know, you all told me it was great and none of us are surprised to find out that you're right! It turns out that a comic about hockey bros at college, baking, and friendship is super my thing, who knew?

Check, Please! follows Eric "Bitty" Bittle as he goes off to Samwell University on a hockey scholarship, learns how to cope with being checked, makes friends, and bakes a lot of pies.

The art is lovely; I love so much that you can see Ngozi Ukazu's style changing as the story goes on and she tries new things! The format and structure of the pages changes from one panel per page to multiple ones (which work, especially for the panels where it's telling the story as Bitty's vlog, and when it's used outside that it's really effective for the pacing), and the speech bubbles are laid out in a more logical manner. And I just have a lot of feelings about the shapes in this comic, because everyone has really distinctive silhouettes and body language and face shapes! And the shading is really good! And the panels where everything looks like it's drawn lineless (like the ones of Parson, or Jack's backstory) make my heart happy.

As for the story! I just want to sit and stare dreamily into space about it, because it's genuinely charming. The story is a really good balance of funny and cute with actual seriousness! And it has a lot of the serious emotions handled so quietly (and often silently!), which is catnip to me. They're so well done! (Bitty's coming out! His realising that he has a crush! Shitty and Lardo! Ransom and Holtzer! Jack actually expressing emotions!) (Although it turns out that I was missing half of the story for Year Two because at some point it became a cross-platform thing where a lot was happening on twitter! I had no idea until I got to the end of volume two, because I'm not actually reading it as a webcomic.) But! The friendships are so strong and so pure, which I never thought I would say about a comic about sports bros! And the way that Bitty's relationships build (I squeak intensely about his relationship with Jack, okay, you knew that was coming) and the friendships between his teammates just make me incredibly happy.

Basically, if you want a coming of age story with hockey, baking, and friendship: THIS IS YOUR STOP. Come and tell me whether I need to read Year Three now or wait for the Kickstarter.

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11. On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard [Top]
On a Red Station, Drifting is set in Aliette de Bodard's Xuya universe – a scifi setting where China discovered the Americas before the West, leading the Đại Việt Empire (loosely based on Ancient Vietnam) rules space. In this story, Lê Thi Linh, a former magistrate, arrives on Prosper Station as a refugee (definitely only as a refugee, definitely only running from a war), and is immediately in conflict with Lê Thi Quyen, the administrator of the station (which is definitely 100% functional and well-supplied). Cue both family and political drama, and a really cool focus on the domestic sphere... Which happens to be a space station?

I'm gonna try to keep this non-spoilery: I love how important family is in this story – not just the flesh-and-blood family Linh meets, but the memories of her ancestors that Linh (and others) has implanted in her, and the Honoured Ancestress who serves as the AI controlling Prosper Station. I love seeing Linh interact with them, and the ways that their advice (or her rejection of their advice and personalities, or their rejection of her actions) shapes her decisions. I enjoyed how Quyen's love for the Honoured Ancestress (and her own feeling of inferiority) ripple out and affect everyone, especially because hers and Linh's relationship is built on miscommunication and misunderstanding. And hooooboy is there politics. Domestic/familial politics and world-shaping politics, and the interaction between the two! Plus, the descriptions are beautiful and evocative, and I adore the texture of the prose. I definitely recommend it.

[Caution warning: attempted suicide]

12. Bitch Planet Volume Two: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, and Valentine de Landro [Top]
Wow, this volume does not hold back. It's a steady takedown of the ways that being complicit and participating in an abusive system – deliberately oppressing others, in Whitney's case; or profiting from their oppression in the case of Josephson – does not protect you from that system. This is especially obvious in Whitney's case, as she seemed to think that being complicit somehow... Changed the fact that she was a woman and thus not actually seen any differently from the prisoners of Bitch Planet.

(I know the point is that the patriarchy is writ large so that you can see the problems with it from space, but – oh god, the patriarchy is such bullshit.)

I also really appreciated that Bitch Planet shows so many different ways to rebel. The Maki family have quiet subterfuge, transforming into direct action even though some of . The women on Bitch Planet can only rise up against the prison guards, but they still do! And the Daughters of Eleanor Doane... Well. (ELEANOR DOANE THOUGH.) I also especially liked that in a comic that goes in so much on violence and oppression, it specifically takes the time to have moments of kindness and gentleness (between Kam and Penny, for example, and between Morowa and Rose.).

(Plus, I found it really interesting that Mr Maki, despite all of the things he's seen and been through, still had the naive hope that people could work together. I liked that! I feel like it said a lot about his character! Although fair warning, one of the reasons why this doesn't work is TERFs, so.)

Also, I really appreciate that it put a big content warning at the start of the issue about Meiko's backstory and specifically explained what would be mentioned from it in the next issue's recap, I thought that was really useful and valuable.

Basically, President Bitch is just as good as Extraordinary Machine, and if you haven't got round to it yet I'd recommend it.

[Caution warning: abuse, sexual assault, racism, fetishism, transphobia, victim blaming.]

13. Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe for Disaster by Natalie Reiss [Top]
Guys, I caved. The library wouldn't bring me volume two, so I actually went out and bought it because I needed to know what happened. And what happens is Peony has been thrown to the (almost literal) wolves in Cannibal Colliseum, and Neptunia has to go and a) save the day, and b) get them back before competition time at Space Battle Lunchtime!

I loved it so much.

The relationship between Neptunia and Peony is so great. There are daring rescues! Awkwardness! Neptunia really wants Peony to win the cooking competition and I'm so delighted by how supportive she is and how they deal with the end of the cooking competition. (COME AND YELL WITH ME ABOUT THE END OF THE COOKING COMPETITION; the reactions in the comic were perfect but you should come and yell with me anyway.) The art continues to be super cute and funny even in life-or-death situations! It's especially good at bait-and-switch – there's a cute adorable magical-girl-fox thing on Cannibal Colliseum who is terrifying, and the contrast between her appearance and her skill set is really really fun? Although not gonna lie, I saw her epilogue and pretty much screamed, because owl-lady no don't do it!

Space Battle Lunchtime is super great guys. Please come and read about the ridiculous cooking show in space and the alien girlfriends, and then yell about it in the comments with me.

Reading Goals


Reading goal: 196/150 (16 new this post) Prose: 103/50 (6 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 51/50 (Aliette de Bodard)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 58/80 (5 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 72/180 (A Charm of Magpies, An Unseen Attraction, A Queer Trade, Check Please, Bitch Planet Volume Two, and Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two)

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