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• What are you reading?

Still Word by Word, by Kory Stamper, and We Are Legion, by Dennis Taylor. I really would have enjoyed this when I was twelve.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Left to Take the Lead, by Marissa Lingen, a short story available here. It is near-future, mundane SF. I love this kind of fish-out-of-water communication so much, whether it is Murderbot, who is just not equipped for some of the baggage that comes with being treated as a person, or here, where the narrator is a normal functional human who comes from a normal functional human society that has profoundly different foundations than the one she is in.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I've got Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kaur Jaswal, to read for review.

• What are you watching?

Season 3 of Fargo.

Widows, in theater with family. If I had known how violent one scene (Daniel Kaluuya's character in the bowling alley) was, I would have watched it at home, where I can fast forward or take a break. Fortunately, my son let me grab his hand until that scene was over. (There are other violent scenes, but they are not up-close, prolonged torture.)

Date: 2019-01-10 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randomdreams
I was just talking about this with a friend: I can't even watch slapstick, much less torture.

Date: 2019-01-10 03:38 am (UTC)
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I'm so glad you liked it!

I'm trying to figure out whether it is or is not mundane SF. I think that it probably does squeak by but only because no one ever says in this particular story that there are FTL drives getting them around the solar system in useful amounts of time.

Date: 2019-01-11 08:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
I enjoyed Punjabi widows for several reasons; I hope you like it at least as much.

Thanks for the warning re: Widows & torture. Heist movies don't usually involve much explicit violence.

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