Sunday, December 16, 2018

Books Eighteen and Nineteen

Starvation Mode by Elissa Washuta
Her succinct style has a finality to it that I understand and appriciate. I don't know what to say. I was sad for her, I was angry at some of the situations an I wanted to help. This is a good, and very short book. I learned about one person's battle with an eating disorder and I am eager to read more by Washuta.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
These retellings of Norse stories are a wonderful introduction into the lore for a beginner, or a great alternate version for those familiar. Gaiman is, as always, adept at drawing in his audience. He remains true to the stories origins while telling them in his own voice and style.

My Library:
Currently Reading: Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Currently Playing: Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/Switch
Coming Up!
Reading List: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Playing List: Wonderboy, LoZ A Link Between Worlds, Culdcept Revolt, Bayonetta, Stella Glow

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Book Seventeen

17/24 Reflection
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
The last book of the Harry Potter series provides a good conclusion. Any remaining questions seem unimportant. Having grown up with these books, I remember my feelings as they came out. Though I'm 8 years younger than Harry, this book was published only 1 year after I graduated high school. I felt a kinship towards these novels, now reading them as an adult, I am only saddened by them and wholly disappointed in their TERF authorship. I don't recommend the series based on their authorship. What I do recommend is to expand your reading spectrum. Seek out books by and about those within the LGBTQIA+ communities. Seek out books by and about people who are like you, people who are different from you. Harry Potter was a good series, but art should not be separated from artist.

Japan Stuff!!
Only 2 weeks until our Christmas vacation. I just have one more outing to plan, but it doesn't seem like a big deal. I'm also in the last week of my semester. The weight of my finals is nearly crushing and I'm in constant fear of failure, but soon I'll be finished with that work and I can focus fully on the time I will get to spend with Monster. I'm not even sure I can fully express the heartache I've felt being so far from him these past 9 months. To see him again will be like finally going home.

My Library: 
Currently Reading: Starvation Mode by Elissa Washuta
Currently Playing: Earthbound/3DS; The World Ends With You/Switch; The Longest 5 Minutes/Switch
Coming Up!
Reading List: Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore; Deer Woman: A Vignette by Elizabeth LaPensee, edited by Allie Vasquez, art by Jonathan R. Thunder
Playing List: Wonderboy, Bayonetta 2, Skyrim, LoZ A Link Between Worlds, Culdcept Revolt; Bayonetta/Switch; Stella Glow/3DS; Detective Pikachu/3DS