19 Following


Currently reading

Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis
Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays (Collected Essays)
Henry David Thoreau
The Children Star
Joan Slonczewski
Manstealing for Fat Girls
Michelle Embree
Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New
Audre Lorde
Radio Crackling, Radio Gone
Lisa Olstein
Radiant Days
Elizabeth Hand
Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction
Margaret Killjoy, Kim Stanley Robinson
Footnotes in Gaza
Joe Sacco

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden)

The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa A gripping story about a Fringer (unregistered human) in a post-apocalyptic world run by vampires; the hook is that she gets turned almost immediately (not a spoiler--it's in the flap copy) but tries to stay human in her actions. What I most enjoyed about this book was NOT the teen romance, the sword-fighting, or the hunt for Eden (a humans-only city), but what I enjoy most about all vampire narratives: the part where the vampire passes as human. I love a passing narrative. What can I say. That said, I don't think I'll read the inevitable string of sequels. I got what I needed.