I put off reading this for so long because I was worried I wouldn’t be up to the grief of it. And I wasn’t wrong to worry about that! But I’m really enjoying the world it’s creating and the ways it’s making think differently about that playwright I already know too much about
It's me, wynkenhimself! Most of my booklist is still over at @email@example.com and maybe I'll import it someday, but I'm trying to primarily post over here now. I pretty much only list the fun reads I do here, and the Bookish Book Club ones, but maybe I'll do a better job of tracking my work reading too. Remember: if you don't like a book, you can stop reading it!!
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20% complete! Sarah has read 10 of 50 books.
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hoo boy patriarchy sucks
the book is not nearly as facile as my review title! I enjoyed this--the powerful writing and the story it was telling. James VI/I has a lot of fucking evil to answer for with his witch hunts.
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive a sinister threat in this …
and option 2 for our March 2023 reading—always open access at www.cambridge.org/core/elements/book-clubs-and-book-commerce/3C50183E95136DAD1FC7FB51FD6E6A1E!
choice 1 for our March 2023 reading—available as OA through Feb 24 at www.cambridge.org/core/elements/white-literary-taste-production-in-contemporary-book-culture/095C2995B5DBBCB54EC204390CA2B4BA!
Fun but oogey
I read it and I enjoyed it but I also judged it hard. Power play can be a fun dynamic but actually fucking your daughter’s best friend while they’re in your house and without telling your kid is just wrong. But you might feel differently if you don’t have young adult kids.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, …
nothing about this is right
I’ve already hooted and hollered about the many ridiculous things the book gets wrong about libraries and academia and I won’t rehash (although ffs if you’re going to write a book revolving around these key details, why wouldn’t you think you need to actually learn about them?!). But even beyond that, this just doesn’t work. Like, the premise of why the murderer wants to do the murdering? Nonsensical. I stand by my appreciation of the romance plot. And I do like the idea of magical maps etc etc. But those are the only reasons this isn’t a one-star review.