Not sure if anyone else has posted this as I've been kinda inactive the last little bit, but Powells bookstores in Portland just hired back 100 of their staff because of a surge of online orders. They got that busy. SO, ordering from ~not Amazon~ can make a difference in your communities.
(BTW, zero shame for those who can only afford/have access to buy books on sale at places like Amazon at this time! This is encouragement for those who are currently able to support independent shops.)
The April #SFFBookClub book will be Kai Ashante Wilson's "The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps".
I'll open the May poll some time next week. It will include at least the 2nd & 3rd most popular from this month. Please nominate other books you'd like to read!
Waste Tide observation no spoilers
I’m not sure if it’s the disjointed, inconsistent way that I’ve been reading this, but the tone of the book really seems to jump around from feeling sort of technical/clinical, to being a little flowery, etc. It seems at times distant/reserved and at other times more emotional.
#SFFBookClub April poll
I'll close the poll this coming Tuesday, March 24th, to give anyone who wants to mail order a physical book time to do so. If there's another tie, I will break it in favour of whichever one seems easiest to get a digital copy of, for the convenience of those whose local shops & libraries are closed.
Need to finish reading this month’s #SFFBookClub read (Waste Tide) pretty quick here because I got the call today that my preorder of NK Jemisin’s new book is IN at the local bookstore. SO EXCITED.
(They are closed to shopping inside but allow pickups at the door of prepaid books. It’s kinda feeling like a drug deal or something.)
#florespondence from the yard and just over the fence.
Waste Tide - no spoilers but also COVID
Anyone else having a difficult time reading right now because OMG NEWS IS DISTRACTING and also ANXIETY.
Serious question: It’s #PiDay, who is making PIE?
hey if you're worried about corona and are trying to self quarantine and stay home and all that stuff, just remember - you can go outside and like enjoy the outdoors still. it's not like disease is floating through the air. get out, get some vitamin d and read a book or something. make some lemonade or some iced tea and enjoy the sun. forget about the state of panic and all that, because you can still *exist*. just watch yourself around others and leave if you feel uncomfortable.
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