torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading All I Asking for Is My Body by Milton Murayama. I actually started this several years ago and then despite the fact that it's only like 100 pages total, I stalled out around page 30 and forgot about it. Then the other day when I was looking on my shelf to pick out a physical book to read, I saw it there and remembered I was already partially through, so I decided to finish it up. I've read another 30 pages or so and will probably finish it today or tomorrow actually. It's about a Japanese family living on a sugar plantation in Hawaii pre-WWII, which is a subject I know absolutely nothing about, so it's interesting reading.

What did you recently finish reading?
The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey. Someone on my flist read and reviewed this within the last couple years, which is how I heard about it, but I can't for the life of me remember who. (My first guess was [personal profile] rachelmanija but I checked her tags and didn't see one for this author.) I had thought after reading the review that I was spoiled for the major reveal of the book, but it turned out that was something that was clear from the beginning and not a big spoiler at all.

This book combines so many things I love. Post-apocalyptic setting, the cross-country trek, sciency explanations for classic horror tropes. And Melanie is the best. Just hands-down the best. I also found the ending very satisfying. I had wondered how it was going to work out, because it really didn't seem like there could be a happy ending for Melanie, even if she didn't get dissected by Dr. Caldwell (which I was pretty sure wasn't going to happen), but what happened was just perfect.

What do you think you'll read next?
I think I'm finally going to read Raising Steam! Even though Moist is my favorite Discworld character, I have been dragging my feet on this and the final Tiffany Aching book, for I guess pretty obvious reasons. But I'm going to do it!

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