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6 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 0 replies · +2 points

Yeah, same here!

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 0 replies · +10 points

I read this book when it first came out, and I was so excited to see the goats reunited, and I felt so super-betrayed when they didn't immediately pick their friendships up where they left off that I actually blocked the book from my mind. A couple of years later, I saw it on a shelf, and I was like, "!!! There's a new circle book!" And I bought it and was instantly disappointed again. But it's true that they would have some angst. In the last four books: we saw each of them in really difficult situations, dealing with murderers, betrayal and so on. I don't know why I was so convinced that everything would be hunky dory when they all got back together.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Will o... · 0 replies · +6 points

Same here.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Updates: European Tour... · 0 replies · +5 points

Me too. I think that would be great!

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Street Mag... · 4 replies · +11 points

Is anyone else bothered by the way Briar seems to vent his frustration with Jebilu on the Viper? I feel like he went to this frustrating meeting where he was relatively powerless and realized that he couldn't personally do anything to Jebilu and had to retreat. Then he comes upon this Viper-- who was just watching his house-- and goes kind of all-out bullying her because he can treat her badly without consequences. I feel like that racial slur was added mainly so as not to make Briar seem like as much of a bully as he might have been, but it bothers me that Briar seemingly takes his bad day out on a poor kid because he can't take it out on the the rich fellow who was far, far more awful.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Magic Step... · 1 reply · +15 points

And they knew she was around there because they heard the thump as she landed. So they shot all around the area of the thump.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Magic Step... · 0 replies · +6 points

I certainly breezed past all the violence as a kid. I didn't even realize how bloody this book was until Mark read it out loud.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Magic Step... · 0 replies · +4 points

Wen Spencer has a book that's basically a romance novel, but in it very few men are born, so the few that there are are very protected and coddled-- not allowed to ride horses because they might fall and get hurt, not allowed to read because newspapers might scare them, certainly not allowed to use weapons because they might get shot or might shoot themselves, not allowed to go out without their faces covered because women might abduct and rape them. Naturally, the entire army, the political leadership, the shopkeepers, the gunsmiths, etc, are all women. I'm so not used to that that, sad to say, I accidentally pictured all these women as men.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Briar's Bo... · 0 replies · +2 points

Well, it does seem like he respects Lark and the other girls' ability to care for Rosethorn as well.

7 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Briar's Bo... · 0 replies · +2 points

i was just thinking something similar, Rosey. I'm rereading all the Octavia Butler books, and many of the characters are black, but I've been noticing more how much my brain has been defaulting to think of all of them as white, even though I know that they're not and even though Butler specifically and repeatedly mentions that they're not. I'm a little ashamed that that's how my brain works, and I wonder what I could do to change that in myself.