Ideal writing day or what I would like to spend my days doing if life did not have the demands of a full time job, the pandemic and mental illnesses

Hello, dear readers. Are you still here? Are you still reading? Does these random tonal shifts in narration, at once clumsily funny, at once uncomfortably serious, daze you? It dazes me too. Writing updates are a bit overdue, innit? It's not like I have not been writing. In fact, if you would check my word-count …

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The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold | Political fantasy and free will

“What is this astonishing foolishness, that shines brighter than all my father’s gold? Can you teach me to be such a fool too Caz?” “Oh,” breathed Cazaril, “I’m sure of it.” The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold [I have been in a bit of a slump. And in other news, water is wet. Work …

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Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells | I love Murderbot!

“All I wanted to do was watch media and not exist.”- Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6), Martha Wells 2020 was a troubling year. This is a statement that holds true without any further clarifications. I was no exception to the intensity of pain and anger people felt around the world, and to cope, I …

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Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert| Love, families and being your own self

“You're not just my sunshine; you're the sun.”Act Your Age, Eve Brown, by Talia Hibbert I have peaked. I have finished an actual trilogy in a respectable and timely manner, that is, within the duration of less than a year, and not, y’know, four years and counting [looking at you, Thomas Cromwell series].  Can I …

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Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett| Human nature | Flawed orders

“Down there - he said - are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any inequity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathsomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul. Sin, you might say, without a trace of …

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert | Romances and brown families?

“This love business is absolutely nonsensical,” she told him unsteadily. “I know,” he replied. “Isn't it great?”Take a Hint, Dani Brown, by Talia Hibbert I am such a good stickler for the rules and goals I make for myself (not), because in the postscript for the Beach Read review I had mentioned that the outcome …

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett | I have started to read the Discworld!

“On the Disc, the Gods aren't so much worshipped, as they are blamed.” The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett. [I know I have made a weird tradition with myself that I open every book review with a random backstory that ultimately ties in with my feelings about the book, and sometimes I wonder if it’s …

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Beach Read by Emily Henry | Romance is in the air!

“People were complicated. They weren't math problems; they were collections of feelings and decisions and dumb luck.”- Beach Read, Emily Henry Okay, okay! I have read yet another contemporary adult romance and loved it. A long time ago, my GR bio had mentioned my reading interest to include everything but contemporary romances (and now I …

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