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What I've read: poetry
Threading North and South by Matthew Murrey
Bids for Border Wall Now Being Taken by Ellen Steinbaum


What I've read: short fiction
The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike by Andrea Phillips.
I loved this story so much.  Marketing and brands as a force for good.  As a current business-school student, the branding-and-strategy stuff was absolutely spot on.

Three short stories by Laura Clay, collected in Hooves Above The Waves. I liked them very much, flippantly labelling them the kelpie one, the superhero one and the selkie one:
Loch na Beiste
Accounts Payable
Safe Harbour

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.  A reread, I still love it

Binti: Home
by Nnedi Okorafor: sequel to the previous, I loved it, even more development of Binti and her world, but argh, cliffhanger! Until JANUARY 2018 for the next novella.  YES I pre-ordered it.


What I've read: long fiction
Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge: 40-something lesbian werewolf, thoroughly enjoyed, going to be lazy and point you at [personal profile] calissa 's review which convinced me to get it, rather than try to write my own.

Digger by Ursula Vernon: Wow. I raced through this in a few days, I can imagine it was a very different experience reading it as-published over three years, but overall my reaction is Wow. I can see why it won a Hugo.

Roses in Amber by C.E. Murphy: a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, gripping and enjoyable.  (Different in both feel and plot from Bryony and Roses by Ursula Vernon; I am so glad that both of these exist.)


Acquisitions:
Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge
Hooves Above The Waves by Laura Clay
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016
No Secrets: A Visual History of Show of Hands


Currently reading:
The Course of Honour by Avoliot (original fiction about space princes in an arranged marriage discovering dastardly deeds; updated twice-weekly at AO3; currently about 2/3 of the way through and entirely Argh, Cliffhangers!)

I got about halfway through the Long List Anthology 2, but as it's all stuff that missed out on being finalists last year's Hugo's, I think I've shelving it in favour of trying to read this year's finalists.  Also I have stalled on Hidden Figures as reading the text annoys me, and remembering to listen to the audiobook apparently eludes me.

Date: 2017-04-20 07:11 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] falena
OMG , thanks for reccing The Course of Honour, it's brilliant. Stayed up way too late to read it all last night.

Date: 2017-04-20 09:20 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
My reading intention for the time being is Hugo nominees on the train/waiting for the kettle to boil etc. and whatever novel I'm reading at bedtime - at least until I get to the Hugo-nominated novels. I am looking forward to the next bit of Binti!

Date: 2017-04-26 23:20 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] antiqueight
God, I love it when I see Catie's name appear on lists which people are reading.

Have you met Catie? I can't remember...

Date: 2017-04-27 09:51 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] antiqueight
She is lovely. She is at the Irish Cons fairly often unless she is away. She does write fast too - I'm behind although I think I HAVE everything...

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