Annelida Libri

Books I've read since 2014, with microreviews. See also https://www.pinterest.com/wrengr/annelida-comici/ for comics, manga, and graphic novels.
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Sweet Tooth: A Memoir
[2016] _Sweet Tooth_ by Tim Anderson. A memoir about both growing up with diabetes and growing up gay, and coming to terms with both. It's hilarious through and through. Hilarious in that way that only terrible things in retrospect can be.
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[2016] _The Girl with All the Gifts_ by M.R. Carey. I don't want to say too much about the premise for risk of spoilers (even though it should become clear by the end of the first chapter or two). I've read it before, but just read it again. Gives a very nice exploration of the existential concerns about what "humanity" is. Also (at a meta level) some interesting questions about gender and monsters. Definitely recommended, despite the obligatory ___ scene towards the end.
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Men Explain Things to Me
[2015] _Men Explain Things to Me_ by Rebecca Solnit. I'd read the titular essay online when it was first written. And honestly, as a woman in tech and a feminist to boot, nothing was new in there for me. The other essays in the collection are more interesting IMO. My favorite by far was _Woolf's Darkness_
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Station Eleven Book by Emily St. John Mandel
[2015] _Station Eleven_ by Emily St. John Mandel. This book is amazing; some of the best SF/F I've ever read. I don't even know where to begin really. Like Girl In The Road (also best SF/F ever), it's more of a collection of character sketches than a "story" per se. I mean sure, there's a plot, but what really drives it all is the characters: how they came to be who they are, how they bounce off other characters, how insignificant actions ripple out over decades. A true masterpiece.
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[2015] _Valencia_ by Michelle Tea. I loved this book. I too was a queer twentynothing in the west coast of the 1990s, and this is exactly what it felt like. I always love reading tales from my sisters of that era; they remind me how it wasn't just me, how the stories I tell aren't fabrications, how the feeling of the era was real. In addition to the era, Tea captures all the energy & splendor & heartache of being 20nothing— without sanitizing the ways we're all horrible people at that age.
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the girl in the road
[2015] _The Girl in the Road_ by Monica Byrne. This book is amazing; must read. The future will be multicultural, and this is what a multicultural future would look like: no more white/asian monocultural Earth, no more one-culture one-city/world, no more culture as shading in a portrait. A multitude. Of cultures. In all their light and darkness. Also a world in which queerness passes unremarked upon. Or remarked only quietly, in passing, by "accepting" parents.
[2015] _Changeless_ (Parasol Protectorate, 2/5) by Gail Carriger Lady, Victoria, Film Posters, Series, Romance, Gail Carriger, Edition, Movie Posters
Series The Parasol Protectorate
[2015] _Changeless_ (Parasol Protectorate, 2/5) by Gail Carriger
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Series The Parasol Protectorate
[2015] _Soulless_ (Parasol Protectorate, 1/5) by Gail Carriger
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The Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini
[2015] _Trial by Fire_ (Worldwalker, 1/3) by Josephine Angelini
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There Was and There Was Not, by Meline Toumani
[2015] An eye-opening look into the Armenian movement to get Turkey to acknowledge the genocide of 1915, how it defines the Armenian diaspora's sense of self, and the author's exploration of how to identify outside of the fight for genocide recognition.
[2015] _Infidel_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 2/3) by Kameron Hurley— Of the trilogy I think this one is by far my favorite. The characters have definitely grown and developed, and this is written to; the growth is natural, and it's something you feel and know rather than something you're being told. Art, Protagonist, Apocrypha, Fantasy Artist, Characters, Female Protagonist
[2015] _Infidel_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 2/3) by Kameron Hurley— Of the trilogy I think this one is by far my favorite. The characters have definitely grown and developed, and this is written to; the growth is natural, and it's something you feel and know rather than something you're being told.
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[2015] _Rapture_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 3/3) by Kameron Hurley— The conclusion to the trilogy is mostly what we've come to expect. Hurley's writing has come a long way since the first book; but the twists and turns of the plot have become a bit too easy. A lot of Rhys's development feels forced in this book. Still, Nyx's development is well done, and the Ras Tieg storyline adds an interesting thread to the world
[2015] _God's War_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 1/3) by Kameron Hurley— A very interesting SF world: Islamic(-esque) culture, bug punk technology, internecine politics, and a hardboiled/noir style I've missed. The exploration of queer lives and warfare in Islam is well-done and raises a lot of poingant issues. Unfortunately, the ebook version I got was riddled with typos though; so beware of dealing with that God, War, Warriors, Strong Female Characters, Fantasy Authors
[2015] _God's War_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 1/3) by Kameron Hurley— A very interesting SF world: Islamic(-esque) culture, bug punk technology, internecine politics, and a hardboiled/noir style I've missed. The exploration of queer lives and warfare in Islam is well-done and raises a lot of poingant issues. Unfortunately, the ebook version I got was riddled with typos though; so beware of dealing with that
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Yellow Rose
[2015] 「黄薔薇」 吉屋 信子 (translator: Sarah Frederick)
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[2014] A fabulous and interesting world that tackles a number of problems with colonialism, racism, and atheism. The ways they reimage the standard sorts of gods (god of agriculture, god of fire, etc) was beautifully done. The writing itself is pulpy; but very enjoyable it you don't expect fine literature/poetry. For a more complex/nuanced response, see http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/2015/01/28/city-of-stairs-by-robert-jackson-bennett.html