It’s Virginia, it’s summer, and this is basically all I’ve been doing all week (note the dog teeth marks: she did try to eat my homework). Let’s get to it!
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Witches of America by Alex Mar— A nonfiction look at the practice of paganism and the occult in America, from the 1950s to today. What people believe and why is eternally fascinating, and I have a weak spot for what I (unfairly) call “woo” that I’d like to erase by, ya know, learning more about the people who practice it.
Outbox (Books Finished)
Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin –A steampunk mid-19th century Chinese historical fiction action romp! After her father’s execution and her family’s fall from grace, Soling is just trying to feed her family. Circumstances conspire against her and she becomes embroiled in plots on plots on plots–and there are pirates! Great summer read.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey — I loved Kushiel’s Dart with the passion of a thousand fiery suns, so I’m going to pick up the sequel ASAP. If you’re into high fantasy with strange and brilliant theological world-building, this Bud’s for you.
That’s it for me! How was your week in reading?