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Cover of The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation - the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan's new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion's gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion's destruction - and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?

I picked this up as part of my transcription duties for Fangirl Happy Hour – it's a lot easier to follow a discussion about a book if you've read it – and it turns out that I have more thoughts on it than I expected!

The plot that can be described without spoiling the book is this: Zan wakes up with few memories of who she is, and a mission to take over a living planet/ship called the Mokshi on behalf of women who claim to be her family. The women are part of the Katazyrna, the ruling family of their own living planet/ship, one bound into a network of other planets/ships known as the Legion; they want the Mokshi because it is a planet not bound into orbit with the rest of the Legion. And from there, things get... Complicated.

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Update on my goals-making update: so apparently I had character development, and managed to prise fifty library books that I knew I wouldn't have time to read out of my house and back to the library where they belong. This feels weird. I think this is what character development feels like and it's awful.

But yes, this week wasn't supposed to be All Manga All The Time, but I was having a reading slump, and there is nothing like a stack of manga to solve it. Even if some of that manga is not very good. ... Possibly especially if some of that manga's not very good! Let's get started.

  1. One Piece Omnibus One by Eiichiro Oda [Jump]

  2. The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume One by Kore Yamazaki [Jump]

  3. Until Death Do Us Part Volume Thirteen by Hiroshi Takashige and DOUBLE-S [Jump]

  4. Tale of the Waning Moon Volume One by Hyouta Fujiyama [Jump] *

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

  6. Pluto Volume Four by Naoki Urasawa [Jump]

  7. Tale of the Waning Moon Volume Two by Hyouta Fujiyama [Jump] *

  8. Pluto Volume Five by Naoki Urasawa [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 40/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 13/50 (No new books this post)
New-to-me female authors: 6/75 (No new books this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 23/90 (5 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 11/40 (2 new this post: Tale of the Waning Moon Volumes 1 & 2)
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Hello hello! We're halfway through the year, I've been reading up a storm, and I promised [twitter.com profile] readingtheend that I would revisit my reading goals around this time of year to check that they were still feasible and I still want to do them.

As a reminder, my goals were:

  • Read 150 books, of which 50 have to be prose

  • Read stories by 75 new-to-me female authors

  • #getouttamydamnhouse: stop having 90 library books in your house, Susan, what are you doing

  • #unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: Have more than 25% of my reading focus on queer stories

I'll be going from the full figures that I've been tracking, which is different from what's on the end of my last Eight Book Minimum post, and different from what's in my GoodReads challenge because that tracks rereads, which I'm not doing here.

So let's see how I did!

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I also made a list of the books that I was most excited about reading in 2017, so I should probably check on my progress on that while I'm doing

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I honestly though that I was doing terribly at all of my goals so far, so this exercise has been really useful for me to see what I'm doing and fix
the ones that haven't gone to plan. (Eighty books. How.) Thank you for the suggestion Jenny!

But how is everyone else doing? Completed any reading goals? Reconsidered any?
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Eight Book Minimum: This edition brought to you by Fangirl Happy Hour.

Some of you may know that I do the transcripts for [personal profile] renay and [twitter.com profile] booksmugglers's podcast, Fangirl Happy Hour. This is where it really starts to show up in my reading. It turns out that if I read the books they're gonna be talking about, I know how to spell everyone's names! And don't get spoiled, but no, seriously, being able to spell all of the character names is my favourite thing and makes everything infinitely less stressful, 10/10 would recommend.

... Of course, now [personal profile] renay can use her powers for evil to get me to read all the stuff she's recced to me over the years, but no one tell her that.

  1. Avengers: The Children's Crusade by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung [Jump]

  2. Another Castle by Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau [Jump]

  3. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1: Squirrel Power by Ryan North and Erica Henderson [Jump]

  4. Ms Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Jacob Wyatt [Jump]

  5. Ms Marvel Volume 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, and Elmo Bondoc [Jump]

  6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo [Jump]

  7. Ms Marvel Volume 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona [Jump]

  8. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 32/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 13/50 (2 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 6/75 (1 new this post: Erica Henderson)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 18/90 (6 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 9/32 (4 new this post: Avengers: The Children's Crusade, Another Castle, Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom)
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By which I mean hi everyone, it's been a while. But I'm back, I have been pouring media into my face pretty solidly since you last saw me so I am ready to start yelling and keep yelling for a good long while!

(Q: Susan, how many books?
A: Look, I'm not saying that I'm on track to crack 150 books by August, I'm just saying 98 books is a completely reasonable number of books to have read by mid-March.)

In that spirit, welcome to all of this yelling. Housekeeping: I'd like to give the most grateful shout out to [personal profile] renay for getting my shit together for me with the images! She is a star! And I also wanna remind everyone that the asterisk in the list below is a marker for sexual assault/rape, so look after yourselves, okay?

Let's go!

  1. Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones [Jump]

  2. Princess Jellyfish Volume 1 by Akiko Higashimura [Jump] *

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

  4. Pandora Hearts Volume 6 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  5. Iron & Velvet by Alexis Hall [Jump]

  6. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman [Jump]

  7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor [Jump]

  8. Home by Nnedi Okorafor [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 24/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 12/50 (5 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 5/75 (2 new this post: Heather Rose Jones, Akiko Higashimura)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 12/90 (3 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 5/24 (2 new this post; Daughter of Mystery and Iron & Velvet.)
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I have read SO MUCH prose this time around! Honestly, I forgot how long it takes, it feels like I spent forever with the same books, even if GoodReads tells me it was only a couple of days with each. People who read prose exclusively: how do you do this all the time?! Are you all wizards?!

(ALSO I am bringing back "*" on the book list as a marker for "This book contains rape/discussion of rape," so please bear that in mind and look after yourselves, okay?)

  1. The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade [Jump] *

  2. Hunter's Way by Gerri Hill [Jump] *

  3. In The Name of the Father by Gerri Hill [Jump] *

  4. Partners by Gerri Hill [Jump]

  5. Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens [Jump]

  6. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson [Jump]

  7. Gangsta:Cursed Volume One by Kohske and Syuhei Kamo [Jump]

  8. Dogs Disco by Joe Decie [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 16/150 (8 new this post) Prose: 7/50 (6 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 4/75 (3 new this post: Octavia Cade, Gerri Hill, Noelle Stevenson)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 9/90 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 4/16 (4 new this post; Hunter's Way, In The Name of the Father, Partners and Nimona)
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I feel like it says a lot about me as a person that I go "Okay, I will read lots of prose books by new authors" and promptly start on three massive manga re-read projects. And also that I swap between Important Seminal Manga That Is Critically Beloved and the Sparkly Shipbait Idfic. START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON, I GUESS.

I have also spotted the slight flaw in my #getouttamydamnhouse goal, which that I hadn't accounted for what I was going to do when I... Happened to the library? Having a target that keeps going up incrementally is a good way to discourage yourself, so I am keeping my goal fixed at ninety (oh god past!me what were you doing) and when I get to June I'm gonna count up how many library books I have left in my house and adjust my goal accordingly.

  1. Pluto Volume 1 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka [Jump]

  2. Pluto Volume 2 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka [Jump]

  3. Pandora Hearts Volume 1 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  4. Pandora Hearts Volume 2 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  5. Pluto Volume 3 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka [Jump]

  6. Pandora Hearts Volume 3 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  7. Pandora Hearts Volume 4 by Jun Mochizuki [Jump]

  8. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman [Jump]

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Reading Goals

Reading goal: 8/150 (8 new this post)
New-to-me female authors: 1/75 (1 new this post: Genevieve Cogman)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 5/90 (5 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 0/8 (0 new this post)
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Hello my darlings, happy new year! We made it, and I'm so proud of us! ♥ I figured I'd start off the new year by clearing the decks from last year, so this post is going to be talking about my goals from last year and for this year, along with some of the books that I didn't actually get around to in 2016. (Shout out to [personal profile] renay for that one!) If you just want to hear me yelling about books, I'll be back in a fortnight with the first batch, so I'll see you then! ;)

Everyone else: let's do this. >D

Goals for 2016! )

Goals for 2017! )

Books I didn't get to in 2016! )

Okay, that's all of it! *keels over* I think I'm ready for 2017 and a whirlwind frenzy of consuming media now, I don't know about the rest of you! What are you all thinking of for goals this year? Did any of you have books you meant to get to last year?
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Cover of Hawkeye Volume One

Mates, everyone has been telling me that Matt Fraction's Hawkeye is the best intro to Human Disaster Hawkeye and Awesome Hawkeye that I'm going to get, and they are exactly right. In this book, Clint Barton: acquires a pizza dog called Lucky, takes on a tracksuit mafia, becomes a landlord, ruins minimum two of his relationships, and is very upfront that Kate Bishop is his favourite Hawkeye. It's delightful.

(Bonus: now I know why everyone has been laughing so hard at the existence of Only Sane Man Hawkeye in the movies.)

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[personal profile] renay did The Intimidating TBR Tag a few weeks ago, and tagged me to respond!

... Here is a slightly out of date photo of my TBR pile, guys. This entire bookcase. Narrowing this down was NOT EASY.

A bookcase with books double and triple stacked on it.

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Books, Graphic Novels and Manga Read:
  1. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki [Jump]

  2. Dark Times by Robert M. Ball [Jump]

  3. I Love This Part by Tillie Walden [Jump]

  4. First Impressions by Kate Calloway [Jump]

  5. Monstress Volume One by Majorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda [Jump]

  6. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel [Jump]

  7. Fresh Romance Volume One by Sarah Kunh [Jump]

  8. The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume 2 by Kore Yamazaki [Jump]

  9. The Ancient Magus' Bride Volume 3 by Kore Yamazaki [Jump]

Read more... )

Currently Reading

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa (It's a short story collection, and I've only read the first story in it, but so far it's been very precise and unsettling, in a good way.)

Reading Challenges

Books read so far: 107/150 (9 new this post)
New-to-me female creators: 60/100 (16 new this post.)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 38/107 (5 new this post: I Love This Part, First Impressions, Monstress, The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For, Fresh Romance.) (I forgot that I'd been initially tracking this as a running tally, and now I have gone back to doing that because it... Might be a more useful marker? A bit late in the year to realise, but it's good to bear in mind for next year... And also to stop me feeling smug, because that number is way lower than I thought!)
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Cover of Costume Quest.

I found Costume Quest via a circuitous route: a tabletop RPG that I love, Costume Fairy Adventures cited it as an influence, and while I do not understand Halloween at all (it was Not A Thing at round my way when I was a kid, but I'm enjoying watching the American part of twitter turn into pumpkins), the combo of "Dressing up gives you superpowers!" and "Made by Double Fine, who brought you Psychonauts!" got me where I live so I had to check it out.

Costume Quest is fairly straightforward in terms of plot: you and your twin head off trick or treating in a new town, with instructions from your parents to make new friends... And then your twin gets kidnapped by monsters! It's a good thing that trick-or-treating where you're from apparently involves your costumes letting you transform into a giant monster version of that costume to help you fight monsters and rescue your sibling!

No really.

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A banner for The Black Tapes with 'Do You Believe' written over tree silhouettes.

Black Tapes is a documentary podcast series sponsored by Pacific Northwest Stories that started off looking at interesting lives and... Kinda got stuck on their first topic; a paranormal researcher who doesn't believe in the paranormal. The series revolves around this researcher and his "black tapes", a collection of his unsolved cases.

... Or at least, that's in the in-universe explanation; in actuality it's a mockumentary-style horror podcast, following Alex Reagan, a journalist and podcast host, and Doctor Richard Strand, a paranormal researcher with his own institute that focuses on disproving what people claim to be paranormal phenomena, as they travel across America going over his Collection of Totally Unconnected Unsolved Cases. It's available to listen to on their website, and there are fan-made transcriptions available for those who prefer them.

I swear pretty much every podcast listener I know has recommended The Black Tapes to me at one point or another, and it's time for me to join the chorus.

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OKAY, THAT'S THE LAST OF IT. Guys, guys, we survived all of the BL manga!\o/ Good job, us! And I have finally escaped the post that
would not die, goodness me!

Reminder, things on the list with an asterisk next to it contain rape, dubious consent, and/or sexual assault.

Books, Graphic Novels and Manga Read:
  1. Gerard & Jacques Volume One by Fumi Yoshinaga * [Jump]

  2. Gerard & Jacques Volume Two by Fumi Yoshinaga * [Jump]

  3. Vinland Saga Volume Two by Makoto Yukimura * [Jump]

  4. Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton [Jump]

  5. Shut In, Shut Out by Lianne Sentar and dee Juusan [Jump]

  6. Hawkeye Volume One by Matt Faction and David Aja [Jump]

  7. The Rings of Saturn by Kaiju [Jump]

  8. Mahou Josei Chimaka by Kaiju [Jump]

  9. Windrose Volume One by Studio Kosen [Jump]

  10. Orange Junk Volume One by Heldrad [Jump]

  11. Starve Volume One by Brian Wood [Jump]

  12. The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson [Jump]

Read more... )

Reading Challenges

Books read so far: 98/150 (12 new this post)
New-to-me female creators: 44/100 (4 new this post.)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 5 (Gerard & Jacques Volumes 1 and 2, Mahou Josei Chimaka, Starve, The Assignment)
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Cover of Cold Magic by Kate Elliott

The Wild Hunt is stirring and dragons are waking from their long sleep.

Cat Barahal was the only survivor of the flood that took her parents. Raised by her extended family, she and her cousin, Bee, are unaware of the dangers that threaten them both. And although they are poised on the brink of an Industrial Age, magic — and the power of the Cold Mages — still holds sway.

Now, betrayed by her family and forced to marry a powerful cold mage, Cat will be drawn into a labyrinth of politics. There she will learn the full ruthlessness of the Cold Magic rule. But what do they want from her? And who will help Cat in her struggle against their powerful magic?

You might not believe this one, but despite being friends with [personal profile] renay for ten years, I had never read a Kate Elliott book before this one. It wasn't for lack of trying; I have Black Wolves, and I tried to read this one a few years back and just bounced off it. But I circled back around to it, and this time I got sucked in.

Kate Elliott's Cold Magic revolves around Cat Hassi Barahal, a proud member of a family of spies and mercenaries in a fantasy alternate history version of Europe where mage houses squabble with princes for power. She gets non-consensually married off to a member of one of the mage house to pay off a family debt, and spends the rest of the book trying to wrangle mages, the spirit world, and protecting her cousin; the resulting drama is delightful.

(I will be ATTEMPTING to avoid spoilers as far as I can, wish me luck!)

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The cover of The Assignment; two shirtless men whose faces are not visible.

Detective Nicholas Valenti, tall, dark and stoic, has been best friends with his partner, Sean O'Brian for six years. The two men have seen each other through divorce, disaster and danger and saved each other's asses more times than Valenti can count. Exactly when he started seeing his blond, intense partner in another light Valenti isn't really sure. He only knows that he wants O'Brian in a way that has nothing to do with friendship and everything to do with possession. It is a desire that he will have to hide forever because O'Brian is undeniably straight.

Just as Valenti is coming to grips with his new, unacceptable feelings for his partner, their police Captain puts them on a new case that could blow Valenti's cover once and for all. He and O'Brian are going undercover at the country's largest and most infamous gay resort to bust a notorious drug lord and stop the shipments of poison cocaine that are flooding the gay bars all over the city.

Now Valenti will have to make a choice between friendship and desire. He and O'Brian will play the roles of gay men that will push the limits of their relationship to the breaking point. Will their time at the RamJack forge a new bond between them or destroy their partnership forever?

Guys. Guys.

What the fuck did I just read?!

NSFW quotes and screaming behind the cut! )
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So, uh, funny story. I decided last week that reading twenty-eight books in a week was a totally doable plan if I stuck to graphic novels, and if I did that I would finish my reading challenge! Which is obviously madness and never to be attempted, and did I mention that I did that?

A screencap of the 'Reading challenge complete!' button from Goodreads and a chart showing 151/150 completed.


Part of my brain keeps being like "It's all graphic novels and manga and trade paperbacks, those don't count!" and I keep having to remind myself that yes they do. They are real books and it's still an achievement! ... That said though, oh man, there is so much prose in my future.

This week though, my continuing adventures in BL manga. As a reminder from last time: anything in the list with an asterisk next to it contains actual or attempted non-consensual/dubiously consensual sex, the jump tags SHOULD let you navigate around if you want to avoid those.

Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga read:
  1. Weekend Lovers by Kiriko Fuwa * [Jump]

  2. Oh My God! Volume One by Natsuho Shino [Jump]

  3. You Will Fall In Love by Hinako Takanaga [Jump]

  4. You Will Drown In Love Volume One by Hinako Takanaga * [Jump]

  5. The Moon and the Sandals Volume One by Fumi Yoshinaga [Jump]

  6. The Moon and the Sandals Volume Two by Fumi Yoshinaga [Jump]

  7. Hero Heel Volume One by Makoto Tateno *[Jump]

  8. Our Everlasting Volume One by Touko Kawai [Jump]

  9. Our Everlasting Volume Two by Touko Kawai * [Jump]

Read more... )

Reading Goals

Books read so far: 86/150 (9 new this post; this number is officially just being the number of things I've talked about now, I think.)
New-to-me female creators: 40/100 (2 new this post.)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub: 8! Full house!
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OKAY, GUYS, WE NEED TO TALK. I mentioned this before, but I accidentally blew a day off doing nothing but reading like twenty volumes of BL manga. And quite frankly, I love all y'all, but I do not have time to review twenty volumes of anything for one post. So, here's what we're doing: for the next month or so, posts are going to keep going until we end up with either eight books or 3000-3500 words, whichever comes second. Does this sound fair?

(This does mean that I'm now running enough books to have a five-post lead on myself, in theory, so hopefully things are gonna be a little more regular from here on out!)

Also, just for the purposes of the Accidental Month of BL, ANYTHING IN THE LIST WITH AN ASTERISK NEXT TO IT COMES WITH A TRIGGER WARNING FOR ATTEMPTED OR ACTUAL NON-CONSENSUAL/DUBIOUSLY CONSENSUAL SEX. I'm sticking navigation links in as well so you can just read the ones that interest you. Let me know if that works for people so I've got a chance to change it up for next time?

Books, graphic novels and manga read:
  1. Hate to Love You by Makoto Tateno * [Jump]

  2. Love Round!! by Hinako Takanaga [Jump]

  3. Liberty Liberty by Hinako Takanaga [Jump]

  4. We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant [Jump]

  5. White Guardian by Duo Brand * [Jump]

  6. Lover's Flat by Hyouto Fujiyama [Jump]

  7. Your Honest Deceit by Sakufu Ajimne [Jump]

  8. Skyscrapers of Oz by Yoshino Somei and Row Takakura * [Jump]

Read more... )

Reading Goals

Books read so far: 77/150 (8 new this post -- also it's really weird coming back to this number, because my GR count is like 113 now.)
New-to-me female creators: 38/100 (8 new this post)
#unofficialqueerasfuckbookclub count: 8! YES! THIS IS WHAT I AM AFTER! *does a dance*

(For those wondering, the word count came to about 3700. Apparently I have thoughts on yaoi.)
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I'm starting to think that this column might actually be good for me. If I'm left to my own devices, I tend to forget to actually make time for books, I prioritise writing and fanfic over anything else, and then I burn out like a bastard because I forget that you need to consume good media to produce good media. Writing this is giving me a solid reason to actually make the time, which I probably wouldn't do otherwise.

(Also I'm noticing a pattern of "If I can put your book down long enough to go to sleep, I'm probably not going to pick it up again." WHY BRAIN, THIS IS A TERRIBLE HABIT TO GET INTO, STOP THAT.)

Books, graphic novels and manga read:
  1. The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

  2. A Kiss For Midwinter by Courtney Milan

  3. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

  4. Vinland Saga Volume One by Makoto Yukimura

  5. Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

  6. Union Jack: London Falling by Christos Gage and Mike Perkins

  7. Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau

  8. Innocent Bird Volume One by Hirotaka Kisaragi

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I accidentally got out a boat-load of comic trades from my library to fill in a reading gap – I wanted something sort and simple that I'd be able to read quickly! And I was planning to talk about how writing this column really encouraged me to, y'know, actually make that time, to find things that I could read as discuss no matter how busy I was doing other things!

... That may or may not have been a couple of days before Captain America #1 dropped, and before the spoilers about Civil War II surfaced, and... And I looked at the stack of comics I'd just read and went "Do I really want to give Marvel my words this week? Really?"

I didn't, quite frankly. I was tired and angry and tired of being angry -- but the comics I read this week were creators who had nothing to do with the shitshow, or the characters Marvel hasn't done badly by! Not talking about them wouldn't affect the problem at all! So if I sound tired and impatient with some of these? I REALLY WAS.

(For bonus points this week: I have been literally up to my elbows in comics because I'm in charge of culling our selection! I have seen lots that I want to read! Sure would be nice if mainstream comics loved me as much as I love them!)


Books, graphic novels and manga read:
  1. Kingyo Used Books Volume Three by Seimu Yoshizaki

  2. The Ancient Magus' BrideVolume One by Kore Yamazaki

  3. 2k to 5k by Rachael Aaron

  4. Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, Emma Ríos, Richard Elson, Karl Kesel and Al Barrionuevo

  5. The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M Talbot and Bryan Talbot

  6. Sigil: Out of Time by Mike Carey, Leonard Kirk, Pat Olliffe and Jelena Djurdjevic

  7. Pretty Deadly Volume One by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos

  8. Generation Hope: Schism by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Espin

Recommended daily allowance of salt behind the cut! )


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