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Reading Wednesday meme

What are you currently reading?

Ebook on my iPad: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold

Paper book on my nightstand: The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, Philip José Farmer On hold

Paper book from library: A Gun for Sale, Graham Greene. Picked this up because we recently saw a movie based on it, This Gun for Hire, which we liked a lot. One very interesting difference between the movie and the book: In both, the assassin, Raven, has a physical feature that makes it harder for him to hide from the police. In the movie, it's a deformed wrist. In the book, it's a cleft lip ("harelip"). I have mixed feelings about the trope of "person with deformity becomes a criminal partly as a result of deformity," but Greene explores stigma in a pretty interesting and compassionate way.

Ebook on my smart phone: The Big Meow, Diana Duane. This is the 3d Cat Wizards book, the one she self-published in installments. This got off to a slow start, but I'm liking it a lot now that I'm about halfway through.

Audiobook: Probability Moon, Nancy Kress. I'm not sure I like this. It wasn't a good choice for after The New Moon's Arms because the way it starts, at least, is a lot drier. But it was the next book in the playlist and I was busy doing something when it started so I just kept going.

What did you recently finish reading?

Audiobook: The New Moon's Arms, Nalo Hopkinson. I really liked the protagonist; she's middle-aged and has a wonderfully complex personality. The narrator, Gin Hammond, is superb. I did mostly figure out the plot twist.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I almost never know what I'll pick until the time comes, but I have The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and Octavia Butler's Lilith's Brood on my nightstand.

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