Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

For Vân Uoc Phan, fantasies fall into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she’d eaten too much sugar. Vân Uoc doesn’t believe in fairies, zombies, vampires, Father Christmas – or magic wishes. She believes in keeping a low profile: real life … More Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Top Ten Tuesday

          I focused on bilingual characters, and characters who find themselves in-between cultures, for today’s Broke and Bookish theme: – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz I renamed myself Ari. If I switched the letter, my name was Air. I thought it might be a great thing to be … More Top Ten Tuesday

Books Read in May 2015

  Speculative Worlds: – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Breq’s shifting and split perspectives fascinated me from a writing perspective. I could see this split POV working well in an anime adaptation too. (Breq also reminded me of another compelling androgynous AI – Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell.) I loved the diverse cultural aspects of … More Books Read in May 2015