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• What are you reading?

The Raven Tower, by Ann Leckie. She has set herself another interesting problem in narrative voice: her viewpoint character is a god, and what a god says must be true. If a god says something that isn't true, then all its power must go to making the thing become true, and if that isn't within the god's power, it will die. It thinks.

So the god is telling a story, partly about itself and partly about the person it is telling the story to, and it has to be careful not to say anything that might not be true. And Leckie is telling the story, and she wants to make it interesting, because that is her job. Also the god is a rock.

• What did you recently finish reading?

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, for classics book group.

Flow, by Marissa Lingen, here: https://firesidefiction.com/flow

It's about paying attention, when attention must be paid. Taking responsibility. Taking care. How you keep going when the world is telling you what it needs, but your body won't tell you the truth about what direction 'down' is. And what happens when you talk to the one who loves you about the things that you perceive that she can't perceive. Really good. Go read it!

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Jane Doe, by Victoria Helen Stone. "When her best friend commits suicide after being dumped by a worthless man, Jane, a self-described sociopath, decides revenge will be slow and sweet."

• What are you watching?

Innerspace,
Game Night,
Desk Set.

I tried to watch Taboo, but Tom Hardy + no subtitles = not going to work for me.

Date: 2019-03-16 05:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] enemyofperfect
The Raven Tower! I'm reading that right now too! I do love Leckie's adventures in viewpoint.

Date: 2019-03-16 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Yay "Flow"! I love that story so much!

Date: 2019-03-16 05:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrissa
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it.

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