PS Not only are we going to see Jurassic Park in 3D, we’re seeing it in IMAX, on Sunday.
Raptors in the kitchen have never been so terrifying.
Feminists have to question, not just all of Western culture, but the organization of culture itself, and further, even the very organization of nature. Many women give up in despair: if that’s how deep it goes they don’t want to know.
I’ve personally found that the most enjoyable niche genre of fiction is whimsical science fiction, as evidenced by my love for the Parasol Protectorate and Thursday Next series.
What I’m Reading: Early April 2013
It’s not quite as satisfying as having a picture of stacked books to read, but I do have to admit that tucking my Kindle into my bag every day is much nicer than lugging around a thick book or two (and worrying about them getting ripped or torn in transit). I’m already a bag lady in the city—no reason to make them any lumpier.
However, having finished most of the books I picked up last month, here are a few that I’m planning to read in the next few weeks:
- The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde) (I have to admit, this is a second read, but it’s been such a long time that it’s practically a new book)
- Seraphina (Rachel Hartman) (h/t annaverity)
- Cinder (Marissa Meyer)
I’m also reworking my way through Harry Potter with my old book club, as I try to keep up with at least what they’re reading if I can’t attend meetings these days. Being 1,500 miles away will do that, I guess.
It’s interesting to me how my tastes have skewed into sci fi and fantasy, most specifically, in the last year. It inspires me to read more, it inspires me to write more, and it inspires my imagination, in general. I spent enough time in college reading books about The Human Condition that I just didn’t enjoy or find fulfilling, and I love having a niche that now fulfills that same quality while being utterly captivating. And I love having an answer for “What are you writing?” that’s firmly “Science fiction” rather than “Well, I mean, it’s, like, lit fic, or something, I guess.”
I never thought I’d be a defensive advocate for genre literature, but then, I never thought I’d be a defensive advocate for acceptance of modern techno-linguistics, either.
This short shrift for death [as depicted on television] reflects a rather dysfunctional attitude towards the topic in the US; death is something that happens to other people, and when it does occur, it’s quickly dealt with and swept up. Few deaths are ambiguous, cause of death is always found, murderers are always tracked down, and people recover quickly from the death of loved ones and family members; on procedural dramas, people never really have a chance to see the long-term effects of death, and on other shows, death is such a fleeting event that the drama creates an unrealistic version of what death, dying, and mourning are like.
Game of Thrones-style House Sigils for the internet.
“A Meal in Sepia”
Source: College Humor