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Lissibith

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Comics and fantasy and sci-fi, oh my!

Currently reading

The House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
Dust and Light: A Sanctuary Novel
Carol Berg
The Dead
Jen Hickman, Robert James Maddox
Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand
David Gallaher, Jeff Mariotte, Jimmy Palmiotti
Ghost Hunt 2
Shiho Inada, Fuyumi Ono
Devil Survivor 1
Satoru Matsuba

I actually read a romance!

Shades of Milk and Honey - Mary Robinette Kowal

So, I'm not much of a reader of regency stories, nor of romances in general, but I've heard enough good things about this author that I just had to check it out, and I'm glad I did.

 

Our heroine, Jane, is resigned to life as an old maid. She throws herself into the arts, is a proper young woman and dutiful daughter, and often tries at least to understand her prettier and more social sister. But when entanglements of the heart rope her in, she finds herself at odds with what she thinks is best.

 

If asked what the book is about, I'd have a hard time laying out the plot. Not a lot overtly happens. There's a lot of talking and walking and visiting and riding. But the characters were engaging enough that I didn't care what they were doing, I just wanted to see more of them interacting. Jane's growing discord with her sister was especially fascinating to me, even if I felt like it was maybe retreading the same ground at times.

 

I don't think this book would be for everyone. There's not a ton of action, and I think the character types may grate on people who aren't used to this type of story. But for me, it was a quick, engaging read and I look forward to continuing in the series.