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+.Dd January 12, 2022
+.Dt BOOKS-2021 7
+.Os "Causal Agency"
+.Nm Books 2021
+.Nd a review, I guess
+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.
+You may like if: you're trans.
+.Ss The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
+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.
+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.
+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.
+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
+and loving it too!)
+You may like if: your pronouns are they/them <3
+.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,
+.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,
+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.
+.Lk https://git.causal.agency/src/tree/txt/books.txt
+.An june Aq Mt june@causal.agency
+Listening to
+.Em Ear Massage with Latex Gloves 100% Sensitivity 40 minute (No Talking) .