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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
Dangerous Voices - Rae Carson 4 out of 5 StarsA young music mage has been imprisoned in the same cell for many years; however, his world changes when another young music mage is imprisoned next to him.The storyline doens't feel like anything fresh and new (in fact, I feel like I've read similar concepts before), but Carson brings emotional realism and suspense to the well worn plot. Errik's life is so heartbreaking. Carson has such a beautiful and lyrical quality to her writing and her voice just draws the reader in, making up for the unoriginality of the plot.