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 @firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.