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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Fireblood
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku
The Half-Made World - Felix Gilman I received this book through goodreads giveways.Honestly, this book is brilliant. Recommended for fans of alternate history, dystopia, and just plain science fiction. A war is raging in the old American West between Agents of the Gun, people who allowed spirits of demons to ride them, and The Line, who march to the Song of the Engines, who threaten to take over the entire known world. The story follows John Creedmoor, an Agent of the Gun, and Liv Alverhyusen, a psychologist who travels to the West to heal victims of The Line's Noisemakers--a fearsome bomb that breaks the minds of it's victims and drives them mad. It's an epic adventure, across the known East to the wild, untamed forests of the West.I'm especially fond of the character of Creedmoor, a reluctant antihero, who joined the Gun in his youth. Now old, but not breaking down due to his pact with the demon Marmion, he seems to perhaps regret his choice to be in service of his masters, and across his travels, he's at war with himself, his thoughts bringing punishment from his masters. He seeks any opportunity to disobey them.