How good on privacy is #Instagram ? I want to follow cats but I also don't want my location broadcasted to people I don't know. What's your experience?
Having fun with this Google Quick Draw demo. It's eerily good at guessing the 345 categories it was trained on, but not even close on the others.
I have what-should-I-read-next angst.
Another Kate Daniels? Something new? Something reread? *dies* #amreading
Where is the River of Teeth version of Hungry Hungy Hippos (where the marbles are all tiny human body parts)? Great cross promotional opportunity missed.
Oh, I read Sarah Gailey's hippo book (River of Teeth!), a little late for #sffbookclub . That was ... very different. I enjoyed it but I wasn't blown away. I'd read one of her short stories before and I think that had much better/tighter writing than River of Teeth. I haven't pinpointed exactly what felt off about it to me yet ... I think the plot was a little loose perhaps? But it was a very original idea and I was chill with most of the characters though none stood out to me.
I'm about halfway through Best Served Cold, which I've meant to read for YEARS. I am not sure of my thoughts on it right now. It is very well-written and I have a thing for revenge plots. But it has been a while since reading any "gritty" fantasy and it has been interesting to revisit how that sub-genre works. Literally every character is a terrible person -- classic Abercrombie. And it is very violent.
Not sure if I like it or not, but I can't stop reading it. It's a well-crafted trainwreck.
I am also very impressionable because reading 3 Kate Daniels back to back makes me want to learn martial arts or fencing or something.
An element. Older than any of you carbon-based lifeforms. Secretly a reader, writer, coder, and scientist. I like weird things. She/her. #DiverseBookBloggers
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