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Teaser Tuesday, February 27

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My Teaser Tuesday this week is from Molly Tanzer's Creatures of Will and Temper, a Victorian novel inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, only with literal demons and very open homosexuality. It's not hyperbole to say it's delicious.

Also, it's a novel about sisters, and they don't get along, and I'm loving it. I love complicated sister relationships (I don't have a sister, so I live vicariously!).

And finally, Tanzer's narrative style is fantastic and matches the novel's premise beautifully. It makes my soul thrill -- something I think the characters would appreciate -- and I half gulp, half linger as I read.

Anyway - my teaser! This scene is from early on, when Dorina faces her mother and older sister, anticipating she might be in trouble.

Dorina tried to read them like a painting--if an artist had arranged them, how should their positions be interpreted? What intrigues could be presumed, given their attitudes, their expression…

Weekend reads and I'm actually not reading all that much...

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Yikes. It's been almost a month since my last post.

I've read only two books so far in 2018 which is pretty much panic-worthy, although I am swimming in really great options. Just haven't had the focus to sit down and read.

I haven't worked on my novel much either (sad trombone) so I can't really say what I'm doing with my time. (Well, I sort of can: I've been knitting up a storm and going through my tarot and other woo, doing some housekeeping and deep diving.)

Anyway, it's not lack of awesome books that has me not reading. It's just me. However, I've got two tempting Victorian-ish books that are siren-calling to me, so here's hoping I get out of my rut! Both are new library finds: Molly Tanzer, Creatures of Will and Temper and E.K. Johnston, That Inevitable Victorian Thing.

Unabridged Toddler and I did a short booktube video to talk about the books we're reading this weekend. What are you reading this weekend?


What are you reading thi…