Reading Roundup

So my brain got eaten by my own book, which has prevented me from reading very much of other people’s books lately, so this is not a big list!

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
As brilliant as expected, but too sad. I couldn’t really enjoy the awesome, colorful worldbuilding and non-linear storytelling (I super love stories with a ton of backstory that comes out over the course of the book!) because I was too sad about the actual story. *sigh*

Empty Graves by Unpretty
I have never been much of a Superman fan. My whole experience has been the cartoon that came on TV when I was a teenager and the old movies. I saw both of the the new ones that came out recently and they sucked. I’ll probably watch BvS when it comes out on DVD but I suspect I won’t like it either. However, this is a great fic (even if I didn’t get all the villain references) about Martha Kent being a badass mama bear.
Also recommended: Magical Girl Avengers vs. The Moon Nazis which made me laugh.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
A reread. Holds up fairly well, except it’s a bit less inspirational when you’re a grownup who lacks the ability to get interested in things because chronic depressive issues and anxiety, which…are not things you just decide not to be one day because you were inspired by something. BUT I loved this book when I was a kid, and it was very nostalgic to reread.

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente
I haven’t finished this yet because it’s the last in the series and I’m afraid it’s going to destroy my heart for several days and I do not have time for that right now. I need to finish my own book first.