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Monday Miscellanea, 11/14/22

Reading

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

The Hacienda was recommended all around my social media sphere during Readers Imbibing Peril. I’m sorry I didn’t pick it up earlier, especially during Readathon, because I probably could have read it in one sitting given the time to do so. The hook for me: it’s gothic horror set in Mexico during the Mexican War of Independence in the early 1800s. I do have questions about a couple of plot thing and how the characters came to conclusions at the end, but it has a lot that I enjoyed. At its heart, the plot is a nice creepy mystery with a young female protagonist trying to figure out how to manage the tragedies of her life. Very classically gothic stuff.

Deal Me In, Week 44
A♦️: “#Selfcare” by Annalee Newitz
What happens when your beauty brand has crossed the fae? Not good things. A clever, fun story. Set in the not too far future, this quote made me laugh: “My boss at Witchy Wonders has this scorched earth approach that feels very 2020. You know? She’s from that extremist generation.”

Deal Me In, Week 45
4♠️: “The Architect” by Avra Margariti
An odd story. I would not have thought to combine teeth and aliens, but why not, after all?

Writing

NaNoWriMo: I am behind. I have a plan to catch up, but, yeah. Do I know what I’m doing?
¯_(ツ)_/¯

Submissions: No new rejections.

Author:

Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

3 thoughts on “Monday Miscellanea, 11/14/22

  1. Well, I looked at the short story authors…one was young woman from Greece…the other is 50-ish with a savvy look at SF and how the future might look! I would read more by Annalee Newitz! This is a new writer for me and what I read in her article in New Scientist dd. 09 Nov 2022 about …cyberpunk, once a hi-tech picture of the future, now feels passe! This was very good! Thanks for highlighting Ms Newitz!

  2. You mention teeth and aliens, have you seen Teeth? No aliens but anytime someone mentions teeth I think of this movie. lol

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