If we were having coffee, I’d want to talk mostly about what you’ve been reading and watching lately. I went to see Captain America: Civil War yesterday, and while I haven’t had time to review it yet the short version is “best Marvel movie yet,” which may already tell you everything you need to know. I didn’t get to it yesterday because the afternoon turned out busier than I thought, but it’s coming, believe me.
What good books have you read lately? I’ve mentioned this, but not a lot: I’m doing a project with my reading this year where I’m trying to limit my books by white men to 25% of the books I’m reading. This has meant a lot of books by new authors, which means that competition is fierce as hell already for my top 10 list at the end of the year– because it turns out that when you say “I’ve never read anything by that person. What’s their best book?” a lot, you read a hell of a lot of good books. I’ve got some reviews to write there as well, most especially for Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, which is flat-out the best short story collection I’ve ever read. I’m mostly a sci-fi/fantasy person, as I think almost all of you know, but I’ll read literally anything in English that gets a recommendation from people I like regardless of the genre. So what’s good out there?
So, yeah. What’s good out there? I’m still unemployed, so I’ve got nothing but time right now. Gimme some recommendations!