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Bitsy's Books

Note: I'm uploading my books from Goodreads and since there are like 200+ it's going to take awhile. The uploading seems a bit wonky too, so hang with me as I fix things. Also there may be spoilers until I can make all the appropriate tags.


I'm an ex-English Major who, sick of reading classics after college, decided to read all the trashy books I didn't before because I was too snobby. Since graduating, I've entertained myself with comics, YA, and romance novels, finding out they can not only be decently written, but superbly written. I've since recovered from my classics aversion, but I'm now more open-minded reader willing to read from any genre. If a book has kick-ass heroines and/or witty banter and/or takes place in a different time or place (including fantasy settings), I will most likely fall in love with it. My favorite authors are Jane Austen, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Meljean Brook, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hartman, Catherynne M. Valente, and Aliette de Bodard.

Currently reading

The Blue Fairy Book
Andrew Lang
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
Jennifer Homans
Shadow - Amanda Sun 2 out of 5 StarsTomohiro is being haunted by his dreams and accidents in his past. In America, Katie feels lost after losing her mother. She's given a chance to start over in Japan. Will she take it?Meh. This novella caught my interest since I love Japan, a rare Asian hero, and the beautiful cover. It's a prequel novella to a new series, but it was basically Twilight in Japan. Whiney characters who sulk in their own pity parties. Nondescript stupid heroine. "Monsterous" dangerous hero. Overwritten dramatic prose and serious overuse of metaphors. Slut-shaming. Yawn. Yawn. Anyone with a pretty good knowledge of Japanese culture will be annoyed by the info dumps. The story got a bit more interesting once Katie started school in Japan, but mostly because it reminded me a bit of Persona 4.This series will probably be popular. It's typical YA formula. But it's not for me. I'll be playing my Persona games.