Probably wait to continue this one til I finish Gideon, they‘re not close enough in content to confuse, but also not different enough to listen to concurrently.
This one was DARK, holy hell! 🤣 My youngest board member, 19yo, recommended this to me. A great read but not my favorite listen; the narrator does voices and they grate.
Giving this another go as it devastated my partner and I found myself less annoyed with the blatant enemy to lovers energy the second time. Maybe not being at college with 20 year olds who don‘t realize it‘s a trope helped. 🙃
I just listened to/read this a couple of years ago but I don‘t at all remember being so contemptuous of Guinevere as I feel on this re-listen. I was very empathetic at first bc I saw in her some CPTSD stuff, but the hyper religious response is triggering me in a whole other way.
I slept until 10 because I was up until 4 so I‘m counting the hour of reading I did before bed but after midnight 😁 reading this for my Writing Utopias class and am going to be cranky when I get to the halfway point and have to stop so I don‘t spoil anything for others if I read on 😬 But, I have all of Rubyfruit Jungle to read by 11:30 tomorrow for book club. #readathon @DeweysReadathon #24HourReadathon
“You might as well say that the fire grate steals the coal from the coal scuttle.” I‘ve loved this book since I first read it when I was six or seven years old, after bedtime, by the hallway light in my great-grandmother‘s house. Re-reading in anticipation of my little Zoom movie group‘s watch of Miyazaki‘s “The Secret World of Arriety” tonight.
I love that I can *hear* what punctuation she used, when she narrates her work.
“I called him his true name. Léon, the one he‘d chosen himself. None of this was strange to me, a boy deciding his own name. The only strange thing was the fact that he knew mine.” #queerbookclub
Snapped the pic to share the Co—Star day at a glance, which elicited smirks all around.
So this narrator also narrated my last audiobook, Cinnamon and Gunpowder, and the similarities between the two books and their narrators are quite uncanny!
Moving on to book 2. This is the most time I‘ve let myself spend *just reading* — not reading for school and taking notes/prepping for a writing assignment, not listening to an audiobook while driving or cooking or cleaning — in who even knows how long. Grateful for my perfect reading nook on my porch, and Rick Riordan, and green and growing things. 🌱 🌺 📖 📚
I am actually reading now, but this captures more of the general porch vibe. Seemed like good timing to revisit Rick Riordan‘s heroes of Olympus, as a reminder that genuine allies among cisgender authors do exist, and write wonderful, inclusive, responsible YA fantasy.