Sunday’s the day The Great American Book Giveaway puts up new books for the week! It’s easy. No spam, no work, no fuss. Just pick the book you’d like to win, enter your email address (and that’s it), and you’re done! (Did I mention NO spam?)
Today, I was thrilled to see Tobias S. Buckell’s new book, Ragamuffin. I love his blog. I can’t exactly pinpoint why I love his blog, or why he’s on my read-even-during-busy-days list, but he is. I couldn’t even tell you exactly what his blog is about.
I think that’s its charm.
I used to devour science fiction. I have absolutely no idea why I stopped reading the genre. Have you ever done that with a beloved genre? Was it a conscious decision, or something you noticed after the fact?
At the moment, I love thrillers most. I get testosterone-overload, though. Some days, it’s like, give me a break already!
I love men. I love testosterone. It’s just ... I slip into a character’s skin when I read, and I prefer being a woman. I’ll slip into a male’s skin now and then, it’s fine ... walk around in their shoes. It’s fun. Interesting. Changes one’s walk, to have that thing poking out there.
But sometimes...it gets on my nerves.
Is that weird? Some days I wonder ... what is wrong with me?!
Maybe it’s just I’m not in a place in my life to feel like falling in love with someone new (out goes a whole slew of romances and wonderful romance hybrids), and I don’t have kids (out goes women’s fiction), and I have to be in the right mood to read about women who are lucky enough to have kids, because it makes me sad. I’m not playing the dating game (out goes chick lit).
But I still want to read about women. Women standing alone, kicking ass, and being women. What’s wrong with that? Does a female character need a family, a man, to make her an interesting character? Or need to be in pursuit of one or the other?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trashing those genres. I love those genres.
Speaking of women standing (mostly, kinda) alone, I’m just finishing up Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Mysteries) by Nevada Barr. I love it!