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diff --git a/www/text.causal.agency/031-books-2021.7 b/www/text.causal.agency/031-books-2021.7 new file mode 100644 index 0000000..d7b46f1 --- /dev/null +++ b/www/text.causal.agency/031-books-2021.7 @@ -0,0 +1,127 @@ +.Dd January 12, 2022 +.Dt BOOKS-2021 7 +.Os "Causal Agency" +. +.Sh NAME +.Nm Books 2021 +.Nd a review, I guess +. +.Sh DESCRIPTION +In 2021 I read 26 books. +Finished the 26th right on December 31st. +It's not a lot but it's more than last year. +Here are the ones I loved +(in the order I read them). +I will avoid spoilers, +of course. +. +.Ss Network Effect by Martha Wells +I've been reading the +.Em Murderbot Diaries +series for a while. +They're fun stories. +I liked this full-length novel entry a lot. +I guess it felt like it had more room +for the characters to develop. +This is probably when I started +asking my friends if they'd read it +because I wanted to talk about +Murderbot gender vibes. +.Pp +You may like if: you're trans. +. +.Ss The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow +Um, +it's about witches! +One of them has the same name as me. +Kind of has some similar vibes to +.%T The Future of Another Timeline , +which was my favourite book I read in 2020. +.Pp +You may like if: you like women. +. +.Ss A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine +I was so excited for this sequel to +.%T A Memory Called Empire , +another previous favourite +and something I've been wanting more of. +I kinda wish there was more fucking in it though honestly. +.Pp +You may like if: you like women. +. +.Ss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke +Really something different. +It turned out to be a different story +than I expected +from reading the first few pages. +.Pp +You may like if: you like statues, I guess? +. +.Ss A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers +Ok yes I do give 3/3 stars +to every Becky Chambers book. +They're so fucking good. +I'm looking forward to +more entries in this novella series. +(Also I'm currently reading +the fourth +.Em Wayfarers +book +and loving it too!) +.Pp +You may like if: your pronouns are they/them <3 +. +.Sh HONOURABLE MENTIONS +.Ss Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado +I really enjoyed the short story +.Dq Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU +in this collection. +It goes on a bit too long +but the format is unique. +You can read that one online, +actually. +. +.Ss The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien +Yeah I hadn't read this until last year. +I borrowed it after marathoning +the extended editions of the +.%T Lord of the Rings +trilogy during a heat wave. +As I said at the time, +pretty good for something +written by a man +like a hundred years ago. +Kind of hilarious that women +just don't exist +in the world of +.%T The Hobbit . +. +.Ss Earthlings by Sayaka Murata +Pretty fucking wild. +I'd recommend it, +but I have to say it +.Em extremely +needs a child sexual abuse content warning on it. +. +.Ss Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders +A surprising number of these short stories +are actual stories! +They have beginnings, +middles +and ends! +. +.Ss The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders +It's got some +.Em Xenogenesis +series vibes. +Sophie is a goddamn lesbian idiot though +and she never even realizes it. +. +.Sh SEE ALSO +.Lk https://git.causal.agency/src/tree/txt/books.txt +. +.Sh AUTHORS +.An june Aq Mt email@example.com +.Pp +Listening to +.Em Ear Massage with Latex Gloves 100% Sensitivity 40 minute (No Talking) .