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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-03-27 10:42 pm

Short Story Long: Grief and Kindness (27/03/19)


  1. it me, ur smol by A. Merc Rustad [Jump]

  2. Rabbit Heart by Alyssa Wong [Jump]

  3. A Hundred and Seventy Storms by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  4. Pistol Grip by Vina Jin-Mie Prasad [Jump]

  5. Refugee, or, a Nine Item Representative Inventory of a Better World by Iona Sharma [Jump]

  6. From the Void by Sarah Gailey [Jump]

  7. Octo-Heist in Progress by Rich Larson [Jump]

  8. A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 35/200 (8 new this post) Prose: 10/100 (8 new this post) Short fiction: 8/10 (8 new this post) Nonfiction: 2/12
#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks: 16/100 (0 read this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 19/75 (4 new this post; Pistol Grip, From the Void, A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers, Refugee)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-03-22 07:18 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Back it up and do it again (22/03/19)


  1. 2018 round-up [Jump]

  2. Carnacki the Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson [Jump]

  3. In/Spectre Volumes 1-6 by Kyo Shirodaira and Chashiba Katase [Jump]

  4. The City Never Sleeps by Andi Watson [Jump]

  5. Sweet Blue Flowers Omnibus 1 and 2 by Takako Shimura [Jump]

  6. Rock Steady by Ellen Forney [Jump]

  7. My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2 by Nagata Kabi [Jump]

  8. Contract of Cherry Blossom Guilt by Fuyuki Furo [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 27/200 (27 new this post) Prose: 2/100 Nonfiction: 2/12
#ReadMyOwnDamnBooks: 16/100 (16 read this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 15/75 (14 new this post; A City Inside, No. 6 Volumes 1-9, The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, Sweet Blue Flowers Volumes 1 and 2, My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 2, Contract of Cherry Blossom Guilt)

And a picture of my current book blanket progress can be found here!
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-03-08 06:47 am

Eight Book Minimum: Goals for 2019! (08/03/19)

Hello my darlings! We made it through 2018, and I'm proud of everyone who tried to meet their goals despite 2018 being four hundred years long and actively trying to stop us!

Today, belatedly, as is apparently the tradition, I'm going to be talking about how I did in my goals for last year, and what my reading goals are for next year!

Goals for 2018! )

Goals for 2019! )

And, to bring this back to books: here are some books that I'm excited to read in 2019! )

So that’s what I’m aiming for and that’s what I’m excited about. How about everyone else?
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-03-03 11:41 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Kicking 2018's dust off my feet! (03/03/19)

Well, we made it! I have FINALLY – F I N A L L Y – finished reviewing the books I read in 2018! Yay! I read some good things, I read some schlock, I apparently read huge quantities of stuff, which I wasn't expecting, but... 2018! Not a bad year for books! Next week should be my belated goals post (where has this year gone?!), and then after that normal service will resume with reviews of what I've been reading in 2019!


  1. The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang [Jump]

  2. DC Comics Bombshells Volumes 1-3 by Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage, Laura Braga, Mirka Andolfo, Sandy Jarrell, and Maria Laura Sanapo [Jump]

  3. Black Bolt Volume 1: Hard Time by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward [Jump]

  4. Provenance by Ann Leckie [Jump]

  5. Death By Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold [Jump]

  6. The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  7. In the Vanisher's Palace by Aliette de Bodard [Jump]

  8. A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian [Jump]

  9. Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 228/180 (11 new this post) Prose: 118/90 (7 new this post, 60/111 short fiction) Nonfiction: 7/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 25/50 (1 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 71/50 (8 new this post; The Black Tides of Heaven, DC Comics Bombshells, Provenance, Death by Silver, In the Vanisher's Palace, A Gentleman Never Keeps Score)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-03-02 10:09 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Stellar Combinations (02/03/19)

I think this is the first time that I've ever noticed how odd my reading tastes look when I lay them out properly. Feminist criticism from the 80s next to gory horror manga next to historical romance next to dystopian scifi next to... We contain multitudes is what I'm saying, I think.


  1. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House by Audre Lorde [Jump]

  2. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volumes 1-14 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki [Jump]

  3. An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole [Jump]

  4. No. 6 Volumes 1-9 by Atsuko Asano and Hinoki Kino [Jump]

  5. All Systems Red by Martha Wells [Jump]

  6. Whole Latte Love by Pike Martell [Jump]

  7. Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time by K. M. Szpara [Jump]

  8. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang [Jump]

  9. Monstress Volume 3 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takada [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 217/180 (30 new this post – wtffffffffff) Prose: 111/90 (5 new this post, 60/111 short fiction) Nonfiction: 7/12 (1 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 25/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 71/50 (14 new this post; The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House, No. 6, Whole Latte Love, Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time, The Prince and the Dressmaker, Monstress Volume 3)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-02-22 07:53 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Geeks and tragedies (22/02/19)


  1. Wotakoi Omnibus 1 by Fujita [Jump]

  2. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Volume 1 by Izumi Tsubaki, translated by Leighann Harvey [Jump]

  3. A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad [Jump]

  4. Fate/Zero Volume 1 by Shinjiro [Jump]

  5. A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner [Jump]

  6. The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles [Jump]

  7. The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin [Jump]

  8. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire [Jump]

  9. The Hexworld Series 0.5-3 (The 13th Hex, Hexbreaker, Hexmaker, A Christmas Hex, Hexslayer) by Jordan L. Hawk [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 187/180 (13 new this post) Prose: 106/90 (10 new this post, 60/106 short fiction) Nonfiction: 6/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 25/50 (1 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 71/50 (7 new this post; The Henchman of Zenda, Down Among the Stick and Bones, The Hexworld series. Although I THINK A Series of Steaks, A Lily Among Thorns, and The Stone Sky might count as well?)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-01-29 10:31 pm

Short Story Long: Ghosts, pigs, and JAEGER AUNTIES (29/01/19)

Okay, SLOWLY wrapping up my reading from 2018! This is the last of the short fiction I read, and I think I managed to luck out into finding some pretty good ones! (If you have any recs for short fiction that you love: PLEASE PLEASE SEND ME LINKS, I am always here for more!)


  1. The King in the Cathedral by Rich Larson [Jump]

  2. Stone Hunger by N. K. Jemisin [Jump]

  3. On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts by Richard Park [Jump]

  4. The Fisherman and the Pig by Kameron Hurley [Jump]

  5. The Steadfast Tin Automaton by Alex Singer [Jump]

  6. What to Do When It's Nothing But Static by Cassandra Khaw [Jump]

  7. Valedictorian by N. K. Jemisin [Jump]

  8. The Trojan Girl by N. K. Jemisin [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 174/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 96/90 (8 new this post, 60/97 short fiction) Nonfiction: 6/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 24/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 64/50 (2 new this post; The King in the Cathedral, The Steadfast Tin Automaton)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2019-01-04 06:43 am

Eight Book Minimum: The Ghost of 2018 (04/01/19)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Friends, enemies, people just passing through: 2018 is gone and I could not be happier with this fact. I took December off reading (I know) which seems to have sent me into a frantic binge of manga and graphic novels, so that's something to look forward to! In the meantime, I figured I might as well catch up on the reviews that I've started for what I read last year, and then I can yell about my reading goals in a couple of weeks when I've finally figured out what I read last year!


  1. Jem & The Holograms Volume 1 by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell [Jump]

  2. Kiss of the Rose Princess by Aya Shouoto [Jump]

  3. Rat Queens Volume 1 [Jump]

  4. Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 1 by CLAMP [Jump]

  5. My Solo Exchange Diary Volume 1 by Nagata Kabi [Jump]

  6. The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximel by KJ Charles [Jump]

  7. Mail Volumes 1-3 by Housui Yamazaki [Jump]

  8. His Sweet Restraint by Chifumi Ochi [Jump]

  9. Sweet Whispers of Night by Chifumi Ochi [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 107/180 (9 new this post) Prose: 62/90 (1 new this post) Nonfiction: 4/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 24/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 41/50 (6 new this post; Jem & The Holograms, Rat Queens, My Solo Exchange Diary, The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximel, His Sweet Restraint, Sweet Whispers of Night.)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-12-07 10:00 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Half and Half (07/12/18)


  1. Oh My God! Volumes 1 and 2 by Natsuho Shino [Jump]

  2. When First I Met My King by Harper Fox [Jump]

  3. Passing Strange by Ellen Klages [Jump]

  4. The Scorpion by Gerri Hill [Jump]

  5. And Then There Were N-One by Sarah Pinsker [Jump]

  6. The Girl From The Other Side: Siúil, A Rún Volumes 1-3 by Nagabe, translated by Adrienne Beck [Jump]

  7. Tomorrow by Jack Lothian and Garry Mac [Jump]

  8. Follow Me In by Katriona Chapman [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 98/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 61/90 (4 new this post, 41/98 short stories) Nonfiction: 3/12 (1 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 24/50 (1 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 35/50 (5 new this post; Oh My God, When First I Met My King, Passing Strange, The Scorpion, And Then There Were N-One)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-11-27 04:41 pm

Eight Book Minimum: Short Story Long (27/11/18)

Hello my darlings! I think I mentioned a million years ago that I'd read enough short fiction that I could start separating it out from my other reviews, and lo! Four months and shiny new treatment for my anxiety disorder later: here we are!


  1. Wild Ones by Vanessa Fogg [Jump]

  2. Mrs Peak and the Dragon [Jump]

  3. Riddle by Ogbewe Amadin [Jump]

  4. Have This Wish I Wish Tonight by Katherine Kellig [Jump]

  5. My Pet Tiger by Jessica Dylan Miele [Jump]

  6. Carnival Nine by Caroline M. Yoachim [Jump]

  7. The Martian Obelisk by Linda Nagata [Jump]

  8. Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand by Fran Wilde [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 74/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 46/90 (8 new this post) Short Fiction: 33/46 (8 new this post) Nonfiction: 1/12 (0 new this post)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 20/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 22/50 (0 new this post, although Have This Wish I Wish Tonight might count depending on how you read the All-Concealing I.)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-09-07 11:19 am

Eight Book Minimum: Anxiety, grief, and sword fights, oh my! (07/09/18)


  1. Aquicorn Cove by Katie O'Neill [Jump]

  2. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope [Jump]

  3. Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear [Jump]

  4. Behind the Scenes Volumes 1-5 by Bisco Hatori [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 74/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 40/90 (2 new this post) Short Fiction: 25/40 Nonfiction: 1/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 24/50 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 24/50 (2 new this post; Aquicorn Cove, Stone Mad)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-07-20 11:44 am

Eight Book Minimum: Long talks about short fiction (20/07/18)

A thing that's different about this instalment of Eight Book Minimum: I've started tracking my short fiction reading as a specific thing, rather than just going "Ah yes, prose!" Not because it doesn't count towards my prose goal, just because I want to know. (Unsurprisingly, most of my prose reading has been short fiction. I know, you're all shocked.) ... I think I've honestly got enough short fiction socked away for this column that I could make it it's own specific part of the schedule, but I am all out of punny names for a regular set of posts. If anyone has any ideas, HIT ME UP.


  1. The Date by R. K. Kalaw [Jump]

  2. The Future We Wanted by Leigh Alexander [Jump]

  3. The Witches of Athens by Lara Elena Donnelly [Jump]

  4. And Yet by A. T. Greenblatt [Jump]

  5. When the Letter Comes by Sarah Fox [Jump]

  6. Waiting on a Bright Moon by J. Y. Yang [Jump]

  7. Across Pack Ice, A Fire by Marissa Lingen [Jump]

  8. Out of the Rose Hills by Marissa Lingen [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 66/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 38/90, Short Fiction 25/38, Nonfiction: 1/12
#getouttamydamnhouse: 20/50 (0 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 22/50 (4 new this post; The Date, The Witches of Athens, When the Letter Comes, Waiting on a Bright Moon)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-06-15 12:21 am

Eight Book Minimum: Back with the new goals! (15/06/18)


  1. It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian [Jump]

  2. Flying Witch Volume 2 and Volume 3 by Chihiro Ishizuka [Jump]

  3. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones [Jump]

  4. Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge [Jump]

  5. Angel City: Town Without Pity by [Jump]

  6. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill [Jump]

  7. Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill [Jump]


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Reading Goals


Reading goal: 58/180 (8 new this post) Prose: 30/90 (3 new this post) Nonfiction: 1/12 (FINALLY!)
#getouttamydamnhouse: 20/50 (4 gone this post)
#unofficialqueerafbookclub: 18/50 (3 new this post; It Takes Two to Tumble, The Tea Dragon Society, Princess Princess Ever After)
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[personal profile] spindizzy2018-06-01 10:09 am

Eight Book Minimum: Goals check-in (01/06/18)

Hey, this worked out very nicely – the first day of June is an Eight Book Minimum day, and I get to revisit my goals! [twitter.com profile] readingtheend, who does the YA Agenda here and the Reading the End podcast, always advises people to revisit goals on the regular to see how they're getting on and change them if they need to, so I'm trying to live up to her fine example!

(I'll be going off my full numbers from the stats that I have on my computer, which are somewhat different to my numbers on Goodreads and and definitely different to my numbers here!)

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