Interview with the Author: Jennifer Lee Rossman

I have had the exciting opportunity to be involved in some of the promotion of Circuits and Slippers, a forthcoming anthology focused on science fiction and fairy tales! The book comes on on September 29th, and you can read to the end of this blog post to find out how you can enter a raffle to receive a FREE copy. I had the opportunity this week to interview Jennifer Lee Rossman about her short story, Scrapefoot.

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Books I’m Not Finishing

I have such good intentions of finishing the books I start. I love starting books, but the ability to finish them often requires me to plow through a sense of dread I have regarding the latter half of the book. Here are three books I started this year, and am probably not going to finish.

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To Be Read: The Rest of 2016 Edition

Having read 27 books so far this year, I want to keep going. So far I have been reading randomly, without much regard to what I’ve picked up, and while I’ve enjoyed what I read, I want to approach the rest of the year with a little more planning.

So here is what I plan to read:

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What I’ve Read This Year, So Far

I only started reading books again in April, and so far this year, I’ve read 27. Since we’ve got about 4 months left of the year, I figured now was a good time to break down what I’ve been reading, why, and what’s next.

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Fun Home Benefit Concert

I had never seen a Broadway show before. I have stuck primarily to high school and community theatre productions, and the occasional semi-professional theatre downtown. But after the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, Equality Florida and the cast of Fun Home came together to bring Fun Home to Orlando, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

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Saturday to Saturday: What I Read #1, June 25-July 2, 2016

I’m going to start outlining what books I read over the week, both writing about what I started, and what I finished, as well as my TBR for the following week. Let’s do this!

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Bad Feminist and The Geek Feminist Revolution- Media Critique and Timing Consumption

I read (and by read I mean listened to the audiobooks of) Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay and The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley over the last few months. While both amazing pieces of feminist literature that should be read by the mass public and in sociology and media critique classes, I think there is something to be said about timing.

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5 books, 24 hours

I have been a reader all my life, but as a child I read so much more than I do now. Part of this is because I know have a full time job, part of it is because I can’t seem to find books I love the way I did when I was a kid, and part of it is just the world we live in now. Social media is a total time suck, and while some of it is valuable, you have to wade through a lot of dirt to get to the gold.

I recently took two 12 hour plan trips over the span of 4 days, flying from Orlando to Sacramento in two to three hour bursts. This, along with the fact that I wasn’t going to pay $12 for access to wifi bred the perfect conditions for reading. So I read, and it was amazing. Over these flights, I read some amazing books. I don’t have expansive thoughts on all of them, but I do have a few things I want to talk about, so here is goes:

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Counting By 7’s: Still Waiting for the Movie

I’ll admit it. I love Quvenzhané Wallis in just about every movie she has been in. I loved Beasts of the Southern Wild more than I can say. I saw Annie TWICE in theaters. I read Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet so I could go see the movie. I have loved watching this kid act since she was tiny, and when I heard it had been announced that she had been cast in Counting by 7’s, I knew I had to read the book before the movie came out.

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