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What I'm Reading, Watching, Playing: October

This is so late, I know. But I'm posting what I have anyway because...why not? :)

What I'm Reading

Empress of Forever  by Max Gladstone

Between the existential panic attacks and the abstract nature of the universe and the main character not jibing with me...I did not like this one!

That's not to say it wasn't a good book. It had plenty of great parts and some really interesting characters. I especially liked Songe and her whole arc. I also really enjoyed the writing, the descriptions were very abstract and different from most sci-fi. It was the very opposite of hard sci-fi to the point of being almost whimsical. However,s those abstract descriptions did sometimes make the story hard to follow and the places difficult for me to imagine.

I also dislike the main character, Viv, and was annoyed when the author described her in ways that didn't match her actions or actual personality in the story. In fact, most of her backstory didn't seem to match up with the way she seemed like a convenient and interesting backstory that had nothing to do with how she turned out.

So yeah... Good book just not for me.

The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

I hated this one when I first picked it up, but after I figured out what I was hating, and the plot got into full swing, I actually enjoyed it. It's very YA, and not the kind I usually like--the protagonists' voice is very immature sounding on the page and made me cringe aaaallll the time. The only reason I picked it up at Half Price Books was because James was with me and he insisted that it looked amazing...why did I listen to a five year old who can't read???

But the plot was so good and fast paced that I enjoyed it anyway. Not enough to ever read anything else in this series or by this author though, sorry.

What I'm Playing

Catch up! 

Get it? I'm literally just trying to catch up on everything in my life, and sewing up a storm around here! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

What I'm Watching

Back in October...what was I watching?? I honestly can't remember! This is why I usually write these posts throughout the month and then post them at the end LOL.