JFF: What are the last three books you read?

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Just started Different Seasons by Stephen King
Before that read You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: And Other Stories by Alan Cumming
Before that read Isabella Blow by Martina Rink
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Jen, Champion

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I start multiple books at a time Xd so I don't which one I started when.

I'm currently reading (in french obviously)

À la recherche du temps perdu
Artamène ou Cyrus le Grand
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Le Rouge et le Noir
Jacques le Fataliste
Le Dernier Coyote
Sur un Mauvais Adieu
A book with all Sherlock Holmes Story
All the Agatha Cristie book
Soleil Levant
Ça

(It really depends on my mood)


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Conceal, Don't Feel: A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita

This Twisted Tale book puts a new spin in Frozen, where, due to magical mishaps, Agnarr and Iduna are forced to adopt Anna into another family, for her own safety.  Each girl struggles with being a lonely only child, feeling like there's someone out there waiting for them.  It's not boring by any means, but the twist simply wasn't dramatic enough to make it feel like an experience.  It works in some of the same dialogue and situations, only playing them out with different context and timing.  In the end, it felt like the same old Frozen, which is nice, but it just wasn't "twisted" enough for what I was expecting.  I give it 7/10.
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Finding it kind of difficult to focus on reading books. I did manage to reread James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter in mid-March. First, read back in the early 90s. I love that his books are starting to pop up on Audible.

If you're an evangelical Christian? His brand of hellfire religious satire could likely be seen worse than the Holocaust.

"Call it a miracle or an accident at the sperm bank. But Julie Katz, the half-sister of Jesus, has been born to a celibate father. Soon poor Julie is tempted by the Devil and challenged by neo-Christian zealots-and that’s just the beginning of her fantastic odyssey through Hell, a seceded New Jersey, and her own confused soul. Winner of a 1991 World Fantasy Award." Goodreads synopsis.
5/5 on Goodreads.

I often mildly fantasize that if I ever wanted to practice writing a film screenplay from an adapted source, this one would be a great start.

My next book took me from that point to June 3: The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files, #8) from Charlie Stross. Rated a 5/5 (but closer to 4/5)

One graphic novel/volume: Sass & Sorcery (Rat Queens #1) in May.
4/5. Crass adult fantasy/comedy. Pretty dang gory.

Presently drip reading (30% done) All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane  Anders. I went in mostly blind about this one other than a brief mention in NPR book review. Wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Still a good read. I just need to find a better mood or maybe get a witch to put a focusing spell on me for the duration of this moderate length book.;-)

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