Apr. 20th, 2017

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Weigh-in: 108kg

Benchpress: 4x8 at 60kg
Squats: 3x10 at 80kg
Overhead press: 5x5 at 25kg
Leg lifts: 4x10
Incline situps: 5x5
Lat raise: 3x10 at 8kg/arm
Bicep curl: 3x10 at 8kg/arm
Seated row machine: 3x10 at 10 units of weight
hawkwing_lb: (In Vain)
Books 2017: 56-64


56-57. E.E. Knight, Winter Duty (Roc, 2009), and March in Country (Roc, 2011).

I have followed Knight's Vampire Earth books for a while, though it's been a little while since I read any. I don't know how long I've had these two on my shelf, though I suspect I bought them together.

The attraction of Knight's Vampire Earth novels are the thought put into the military logistics, for me, and the fact that Knight's female military officers are competent and incompetent in ways pretty much exactly like the men. It has a grim war-slog atmosphere, and these installments are pretty like what has gone before.

Unfortunately, I'd either forgotten or not noticed at the time Knight's tendency to portray transmisogyny uncritically. "Tranny" will never not be jarringly unpleasant, and this attitude crops up in both books here.


58. Theodora Goss, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter. Saga, 2017. ARC courtesy of editor.

Read for review for Patreon. Excellent novel, truly great.


59. Timothy Zahn, Pawn. Tor, 2017. eARC courtesy of publisher.

Read for review for Tor.com. Deeply meh.


60. Dianna Gunn, Keeper of the Dawn. Book Smugglers Publishing, 2017. eARC courtesy of publisher.

Read for column. Meh.


61. T. Kingfisher, Bryony and Roses. Red Wombat Tea Company, 2015.

Read for column. SO MUCH FUN.


62. T. Kingfisher, Summer in Orcus. Red Wombat Tea Company, 2016.

Read for column. Also SO MUCH FUN.


63. Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner, Star Crossed. Ebook, 2017. eARC courtesy of the authors.

F/F interracial romance set in the American space program of the 1960s. Disappointing pays very little attention to the operation of racism and its intersection with queer womanhood, but entertaining, if slight, romance nonetheless.


nonfiction

64. Allison Glazebrook, Madeleine M. Henry (ed.), Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE-200 CE. (Wisconsin Studies in Classics.) Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.

I intend to have more to say about this later, but meanwhile, here is a review in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review to illuminate the contents of this volume.

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