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Finished: Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s by Sheila Fitzpatrick. Obviously this a topic I'm really interested in, and one of my favorite time periods to read about. It's obviously well researched but. I found myself wanting more detail constantly. It felt more like an extended school paper turned into a book. It didn't really tell me anything new. Overall, kinda disappointing.

Currently reading: Don't Feed the Trolls by Erica Kudisch. It's delightful, but goddamn it makes me anxious. I think because it is far too real. I'm about halfway through and taking a break. I suppose because I've known people in the games industry who dealt with shitty situations, and enough people who experienced the utter rage of the trolls and anons just because they had success or were girls.

Also currently reading Genome by Sergei Lukyanenko. He's one of my favorite contemporary Russian authors, and I am delighted to read something different from him. (Lukyanenko wrote the Night Watch books, which are some of my favorite modern urban fantasy.) This is science fiction, and so far I'm terribly intrigued. There's plenty of tropes but I love genre tropes. This is the sort of soothing read I need right now, where I'm just puzzled over who hired this ship and crew.

To read next: I have a couple comics I ordered, Drugs & Wires 1-3. Weird 90s cyberpunk it seems, and I'm excited to delve into it.


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