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There're a lot of kickass books out right now

Do you feel like there have been more great books coming out lately than normal? Like a weird abundance? 

There are so many amazing books out right now and I haven't been able to get through any of them or even start some of them. But let's talk about them really quick, because that'll make me feel like I am somehow making progress when I am in fact not doing that at all.

Drood by Dan Simmons. Some of you hate this. But it stars Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins and involves The Mystery of Edwin Drood which I love SO MUCH so even though it's the size of a small elephant, I want to read it.

I miss Drood, guys.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua. I mean. It's a comic about Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace and how she basically invented the first computer. What exciting times we live in!

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson. I recently listened to a Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast about Victoria Woodhull and I have decided perhaps I have been too harsh on her. So I am THE MOST looking forward to reading this and cherishing it forever.

Look how great this cover is!

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. I was eh about Jenny Lawson's first book, but I still very much like her and want to like her books. So I pre-ordered this and then forgot I did, so it surprise-arrived in the mail the other week. I have not read any of it because I am BUSY.

Crimson Peak the Novelization by Nancy Holder. I love the pants off this movie, so I spent five bucks on the novelization and will be reviewing the shit out of it, because MOVIE NOVELIZATIONS.



The Witches by Stacy Schiff. Little, Brown sent me this AGES AGO and Halloween's tomorrow and I haven't read it. I very much want to. I mean it's an intelligent and excellent writer talking about the Salem Witch Trials, a topic everybody is interested in, and yet nope. Guess how many episodes of The Office I've seen lately though? Well, don't guess, but it's a lot.



Sandman Volume Six by Neil Gaiman. I would love to continue the Sandman series. I love the Sandman series. And yet I have been on volume 6 for appx one million years. 

Those are the main ones. I want to read Mindy Kaling's new book, but that's probably not gonna happen until Christmas. Here's what I always say to this sort of dilemma though, because it's gonna be one that everyone who reads has gotta face sometime in life: it's better to have too much to read than too little. So just revel in the TREMENDOUS WEALTH created by your fellow man and how at the very least, there's always gonna be more you want to read. 

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