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"Gen Z is bringing back reading," says The Week, which leads us to wonder what the heck it is we've been doing all these years. But, the publication explains, it's not just reading — it's real books, made of paper. Per research published in @TheConversationUS: "Gen Zers and millennials prefer books in print over e-books and audiobooks" which has manifested in an "unlikely love affair with their local libraries." Here's a breakdown of what might be happening. We want to know: How do you like to read these days?
Coming October, my full-length poetry book, IMAGINARI. Sign up to be an ARC reader at my website. Www.kristinaseyes.com
STEP INTO LYRICS OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WHERE ROBOTS FIGHT FOR THEIR AUTONOMY, FAIRIES WAGE WAR AGAINST GOBLINS, & HUMANITY REACHES FOR WHAT AWAITS THEM IN THE STARS #poetry #bookstodon #fantasy @bookstadon
What are your thoughts on DNF (Did Not Finish)-ing books? Do you feel guilty about it? Do you worry you missed out on something? Or are you confident in dropping a book and reaching for the next one?
At what point are you most likely to DNF, if ever? What sorts of things cause you to DNF?
My friend, book blogger Kriti, was musing on these questions a while back, and it sparked this new post: https://armedwithabook.com/dealing-with-dnf-the-practice-of-did-not-finish/
My #sapphic #novella releases this fall. TAVERN TALE. A little bit cozy, a little bit side quest, a whole bunch #RPG inspired. My publisher does crowd funding - check out the past 2 successful years. And how Space Wizard funds their projects. + a placeholder for when the kickstarter launches. Consider supporting this #indie publisher & their authors.
#writingcommunity #smallpress #queer
I am incredibly excited to say that my debut novel released today on Amazon KU/ebook/paperback: http://quill-still.sofaer.net/mast . It's a queer, cozy slice-of-life portal fantasy story about civics, divinity from a Jewish lens, chemistry/alchemy, and more civics.
Join Sophie Nadash, burned-out 39-year-old chemist, as a run-in with the goddess Artemis while hiking in the Greek woods and finds herself sent to a new, kinder world.
My short story is live on Kindle Unlimited! I had so much fun writing this tale. We combined some of my favorite holiday things like a big performance with lights (courtesy of magic), a chorus singing, hot drinks, gift giving. And then fused it with a low stakes fantasy adventure and magical creatures. I hope you enjoy it! The Lady’s Crownbearer: A Cozy Winter Fantasy Adventure https://a.co/d/72ZHIwY #cozyfantasy #holiday #reading #shortstory #fantasy #books @bookstadon
So my preorders are super low. If you have KU, please consider preordering. It’s free for you! Flip through some pages when it releases Friday. Maybe you’ll even like the cozy winter fantasy short story. 🥰 https://www.amazon.com/Ladys-Crownbearer-Fantasy-Adventure-Etherea-ebook/dp/B0CLKY9SLF @bookstadon #amreading #cozyfantasy #fantasy #winter #holiday #reading #freebooks #writingcommunity
Another post about this cool book I'm currently reading: "The Sol Majestic" by Ferrett Steinmetz. Gotta love that name.
Have you ever wondered how a top-rated restaurant might function on a space station? Light years from any planet? Well, Ferrett Steinmetz thought about it and came up with:
-artificial gravity used to cook things using the heat generated by enormous planetary-scale pressures instead of direct heat
-stasis fields instead of fridges (duh) but also speeded-up time field used to sneak a week's worth of work into an hour
-an alien sourdough culture that MIGHT be sentient
All of this is an excellent backdrop for a story of a young boy finding (gay) love, seeking independence from his parents, and exploring questions of philosophy, truth, capitalism, and marketing. It's not #SolarPunk, but it has that homey vibe.
Btw, you can follow me on bookwyrm, I'm @SallyStrange and I read a lot.
This weekend is my first test of the waters with ads and leaflets for The Closed Tunnel at YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) in London You may see one page from it below 🤗
Of course, the book isn't finished yet, so it's just an invitation to my newsletter, where I plan to send out gifts from time to time.
It’s my first contact with the big world, and I'm super nervous🙈 Just send me some good vibes, please 🏻
downside of masto's particular set of affordances is I can't figure out who posted this, and who boosted it into my timeline. But thank you both!!
"Lester del Rey... intuited that what millions wanted from a publishing industry urgently optimizing to keep up with capitalism was to escape the modern age into a world where capitalism and industry had never happened. There is magic in that. At least I thought so, as a kid. But there’s also, in del Rey’s vision, a formulaic—let’s face it, industrial, rationalized—conception of culture and a pernicious nostalgia that courts sexism and white supremacy. Today, fantasy is, along with romance, our wildest, most flourishing genre. It might not be this way were it not for Lester del Rey, even if his legacy now is as the wizard so many writers and readers choose to battle against."