Jun. 20th, 2012

Readin'

Jun. 20th, 2012 10:12 pm
effex: Books (Books)
I've been trying to restrict my book buying due to lack of place to keep them, but it turns out they sell books at thrift stores and I am only so strong, you guys. $.89 paperbacks is more than I can resist.

Then Mom finally sent the box of emergency books I packed back in December and lo, my bookless bus-riding existence is over. This week (Wednesday to Wednesday), I have read:

* Whose Body by Dorothy Sayers

* The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

* Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

*The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

* (Currently half of) The Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust

I liked Zahrah in particular - loved the world-building, loved how legitimately terrified Zahrah was for most of her journey (due to legitimately terrifying danger), loved Zahrah to pieces. Immediately phoned my fifth-grade teacher of a brother and told him to add it to his library, sold it as 'since you liked Un Lun Dun and Half World...'. It feels like it's set up for a sequel, though - anyone know if one's in the works?

I'm enjoying Coyote Kings a lot, but there's some iffy gender and sexual ID stuff that I'm not sure Minister Faust is doing on purpose. Probably? They're so on top of everything else it's hard to believe they're falling down on this.

After that, either King Maker by Maurice Broaddus or Zoo City (or Moxyland, haven't decided) by Lauren Beukes.
effex: Music again (Music again)
Let's post some music! What's the point of working in a record store if I don't share the good stuff?

Mos Def, Gil Scott-Heron, and some fine instrumentals. )

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