Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.


And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

Jesse Steele and the Secret of Otherworld - R.L. Brush I confess, though I think I read a little further than the status bar, I had to give up. The plot is original and I did like the world-building. But I had some issues with what tvtropes calls 'unfortunate implications' that seemed to be developing, like fat people=evil (or at least shallow and unprincipled).But for a self-published novel, this is probably on the high end. I would recommend a good developmental editor, though, for the rest of the series, like the awkward POV switching, and a tighter focus on the story.

Currently reading

The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 325/781 pages
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 26 %
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
Daniel Abraham, Robert Redick, Saladin Ahmed, K.J. Parker, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Ysabeau S. Wilce, Ellen Klages, Jonathan Strahan, Jeffrey Ford, Trudi Canavan, Glen Cook, Ellen Kushner, Kate Elliott
Progress: 57/395 pages
Leonard Wolf, Bram Stoker
The Guermantes Way
Christopher Prendergast, Mark Treharne, Marcel Proust
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Phillip Lopate
Mad Ship
Robin Hobb
Pitch Like A Girl: How A Woman Can Be Herself And Still Succeed
Ronna Lichtenberg
A History of Pi
Petr Beckmann
English Creek
Ivan Doig