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Reading for fun, threads over the years of scifi, history, social movements and justice, farming, philosophy. I actively work to balance out the white male default in what I read, but have a long way to go.

He/they for the praxis.

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (2021, Random House) No rating

For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian …

Saunders always seems like a thoroughly nice person

4 stars

Lovely for craft appreciation, I probably would bounce off most of the Russian short stories without the commentary, which sets a path for writing of selecting and questioning and following every choice and voice towards some truth, true to your character or your whim? Complications and deeper connections to how to live creep in, but this is mostly about finding the good in writing.

The House in the Cerulean Sea (2021, Tor Books) No rating

Linus is an uptight caseworker with a heart of gold working for the department in …

I get why many love this

2 stars

Content warning discussion of what I didn't like, which might spoil your appreciation