Book Tag | Spring Cleaning

I’ve seem quite a few people joining in with this great Spring Cleaning tag and couldn’t resist joining in too, especially given our recent spring cleaning session.

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The struggle of getting started: A book or series you struggle to begin because of its size



At 600 pages, Children of Time is a beast (in more ways than one) and definitely intimidated me before I picked it up. It was sat on my TBR for a long time before I finally got my hands on a physical copy, and then sat on my bookshelf being a large book friend for a few months before I finally read it. Once I started though I couldn’t stop because it’s a phenomenal book.

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Top 10 Tuesday | Books I Wouldn’t Reread

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 books I wouldn’t reread–

This week the prompt is ‘Books I Could Reread Forever’ but as I already bang on about the books I love all the time (so you could probably already guess what ones are on that list) I thought I’d mix it up instead and do books I wouldn’t reread.
I’ve selected 5 books I wouldn’t reread because I hated them or found them really problematic, and 5 that I enjoyed but wouldn’t get anything out of reading them again!

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ARC Review: Autonomous | Full of potential but ended up full of transphobia instead

TITLE: Autonomous
AUTHOR: Annalee Newitz
RELEASED: September 2017; Tor
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: pharma piracy, artificial intelligence/human relationships, bioengineering, anti-capitalism, sentience, science, ethics
m/m romance, gender transition, android, mental illness, Polish main character, bisexual main character, Asian female main character
transphobia, internalized homophobia, homophobia, abusive relationship, coerced transition

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Autonomous was one of my most anticipated reads of Autumn 2017 and I was ecstatic when I received a copy on NetGalley to read for free in exchange for a review. To some extent, Autonomous did not disappoint and yet, to another extent, Autonomous is downright homophobic and transphobic.

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