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Re: What are you currently reading?
The Poison Song by Jen Williams (btw can someone please message me or put in spoiler threads a quick summary of where we are in the series. I remember most but can't remember how the last book left things.)
@Nighteyes, I had the same problem, but I soon picked it up (I'll finish that one today!)

Spoiler for Hiden:
I think the key things is that Hestillion turned completely against the 'good guys', becoming a part of the Jurelia, including her war-beast. They also learnt that the Eborans are actually a failed trial by an alien race, instead of being the superior race that they always assumed. A fell-witch called Tyranny stole a war-beast pod, betraying our good guys who thought she had reformed. Also Nanthema, Vintage's old girlfriend, betrayed her by helping Tyranny steal the pod.
And now I can't remember which bits belong in which book anymore, sorry :-[

May 31, 2019, 01:00:58 PM
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Re: What are you currently reading? Just reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen for a massive change of style.

I knew something about the story and style, but never actually read it in full.

Curiously enough, I'm blazing through it, already 12 chapters in. There's the wit, the nuances and the great passages, sure, but above all, so far, the best is that it's a very... sincere book, so to speak. No holds barred speaking truths, specially about love and society, but done in a very classy, lighthearted way.

June 06, 2019, 04:43:10 PM
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Re: I want to read more books by female writers I've read three of those:

The Dispossessed - Brilliant and thought-provoking. I hadn't especially liked Left Hand of Darkness, and this was the book that turned my opinion around on Le Guin.

A Closed and Common Orbit - I read this quite recently. I'd been putting it off since I didn't love the first book as much as some people did, but ultimately I really enjoyed it and was annoyed with myself for the the foot-dragging. It's pretty light, but very engaging.

The Fifth Season - Another outstanding book. This one goes to some dark places, and has some stylistic quirks that some people don't like, but it's a great series I finished recently.

I've gone for the Becky Chambers simply because it's "easier" than the other two, and you'll probably get on to the next one sooner.

I've been trying to read 60% women this year, and it's been quite tough. It's very easy to slip back if I take my eye off the ball. I think because of my previous biases, I am in the middle of more series by men. Right now I'm at 28 of 47 by women, which is, er, 59.6%. Ooh, I might be on target by the end of the month.

June 27, 2019, 02:00:05 PM
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