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Hard Wizardry; Sex Words Wound; Anastasia Incorrigible; Uninvited Bluets

Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger
YA novel grounded in zine culture and familial alienation. Significantly more important than I expected it to be.

High Wizardry, by Diane Duane (unabridged audiobook)
I am so in love with this series. So so in love. I can't even say anything coherent because I am in a SWOON.

Sex and Isolation, and Other Essays, by Bruce Benderson
Hm. There were a few essays in here that I adored, a few that made me want to throw the book across the room, and a few more that I just felt meh about. If you're interested in the guy, I recommend starting with The Romanian instead.

Unwritten, vol. 6: Tommy Taylor and the War of Words, and vol. 7: The Wound, by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
More and more layers, and more and more sharp edges. <3 <3 <3.
(81, 82)

Anastasia Again, by Lois Lowry (reread)
So marvelous. After the last one I was feeling a bit unsure, but this was as great as I remembered. Looking forward to the rest.

Kat, Incorrigible, by Stephanie Burgis
All the pieces are put together correctly to be something I utterly loved, but instead I just liked it quite well. It did get better once it got more plotful, so I may read the rest in the series eventually.

Bluets, by Maggie Nelson
This book was heaven for me. I read it all in one go over lunch and then I immediately bought a copy for me and two for friends. I will be rereading it again this summer. At least once.

The Uninvited Guests, by Sadie Jones
I was a bit slow to warm up to this, but the Saki reference (a main character named Clovis) was reassuring, so I wasn't surprised to become entranced in fairly short order. It's sort of a parody of the books / mores of Edwardian England, sort of an homage (affectionate parodies being my favorite sort); ie it's a country house farce AND a social novel AND a regency romance AND a supernatural gothic AND a family drama AND AND AND...

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