- Still can't talk much about my current fiction project, but for a tiny sneak peek, here is the song I've been listening to on repeat for inspiration this month.
- A few Feminist Fiction posts this month! After reading Empire of Storms, I wrote about the presentation of masculinity in Sarah J Maas's books. A certain controversy involving Tommy Wallach inspired me to write about the way some authors treat suicide as a "literary" trope rather than a serious issue. I wrote about the way that all-female remakes can be more of a gimmick than a feminist statement, and finally found chance to write more about Robin Hobb's awesome Liveship Traders with my Ode to Malta Vestrit. And finally, I watched Westworld, and had some thoughts about its questions about agency.
- On this blog, I wrote about why Dungeons and Dragons is awesome for writers, the problem with protagonists that keep secrets from the reader, and my absolute love for Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends.
- The War on Women by Sue Lloyd Roberts. Really dark, serious reading, but so important and informative.
- This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills. I LOVED THIS. Friendship and fandom and shippiness and omg love. I have a full review here.
- The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. Such an interesting book about North Korea, from a girl who never actually intended to defect.
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. A gorgeous and addictive bildungsroman of a fantasy novel. Look out for this one next March!
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I'm a 19th century lit major who had never read this. So I decided to fix that for Halloween this year.
- The Boy Next Door and Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot. I last read this series when I was about 16, and I forgot how FUN they are! Kind of outdated now, but Meg Cabot is still the queen of sheer enjoyable stories.
- I'm also reading Alexander Hamilton, but it's so long, I get the feeling it'll be 2020 before I finish it.
- I started Westworld! I've only seen the first three episodes so far, and I have quite mixed feelings about it. I'm super into where Dolores' plotline is going to go, but the violence is getting super old already. But I think I'm two or three episodes behind now, so we will see!
- RIP Bake Off. I will miss you.
- GILMORE GIRLS! GILMORE GIRLS!!! Gilmore Giiiiirls.
- Halloween is over, which means it's Thanksgiving time! I live in England, but since I moved back here from the US, I've loved having a lazy person's Thanksgiving with my friends. Mostly this involves eating dinner out, watching the parade on Youtube, playing board games, and forcing my friends to discover the wonder that is pumpkin pie.
- And did I mention... Gilmore Girls!!!