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Reading list since February. Plus some other stuff.

Some people throw themselves into their work when bad things happen. Me, I read. Currently I'm employed, but that isn't always the case since I'm basically a freelancer. Anyway, books I've read since life went to shit in February:


The Alienist
The Angel of Darkness

Scalzi:
The Last Colony
Zoe's Tale
The Human Division
The End of All Things
The Collapsing Empire

Elizabeth Moon:
Trading in Danger
Marque and Reprisal
Engaging the Enemy
Command Decision
Victory Conditions
Cold Welcome
Into the Fire

Rod Duncan:
The Bulletcatcher's Daughter
Unseemly Science
The Custodian of Marvels
The Queen of All Crows

Sarah J. Maas:
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms
Tower of Dawn

Genevieve Cogman:
The Invisible Library
The Masked City
The Burning Page
The Lost Plot

Max Gladstone:
Three Parts Dead
Two Serpents Rise
Full Fathom Five
Last First Snow
Four Roads Cross
The Ruin of Angels
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom

Joseph Brassey:
Skyfarer
Dragon Road

Becky Chambers:
A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
A Closed and Common Orbit
Record of a Spaceborn Few

One-shots (so far):
Red Mars (Kin Stanley Robinson)
Bloodlands (Schechter)
Extracurricular Activities (Yoon Ha Lee)
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore (Kim Fu)

Glen Cook:
The Black Company
Shadows Linger
The White Rose
Shadow Games
Dreams of Steel
Bleak Seasons
She Is the Darkness


Currently reading Water Sleeps (Glen Cook), on my way to finishing the Black Company series, which I have enjoyed in spite of some less-than-flattering reflections of how women are treated by fantasy in the earlier books. Also of note is the slow upswing of actual swearing as the series goes on. Which, I mean. Given how much I swear, that's really funny to me. I wonder if the author had to ration his allotment of swear words very carefully until he hit the 21st century.

So like... If you happen to be curious about any of these books or series, feel free to ask about them. There are so many that it's not efficient to write a post about each of them.

Anyway.

I'm about 60% finished with a novella, probably only 50% through the visual novel script (and it's a first draft just like any other, which means I have to rewrite it as soon as I'm done), and 98% finished tweaking that short story for sending out. It's language now, I guess.

All of this has slowed down a lot since I got the most recent contract. It was full time, which meant very little time for reading, and only slightly more for writing. My guild community keeps me sane when I would otherwise wallow in misery, so I dedicate a consistent amount of time to hanging out with them as well. Attendance each day varies, though, so there are long stretches where I can sit around and fill that time with reading, hence the long list.

Once upon a time I read this much without family tragedies to drive me, but then school cured me of the need to read at all unless it was required. That fatigue lasted about ten years. Now I uh, I guess it's gone?

There are just so many interesting books to read. :(

Haven't watched any anime in a while, but I've got my eye on Seikaisuru Kado and the new Heroic Legend of Arslan series. The original never made it over here fully, I guess, and that has always left me unsatisfied.

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