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    Anyone read the new Phillip Pullman book yet?

    It's on my list.
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    Not yet! Still need to watch the HBO His Dark Materials series too.

    I finally finished The Satanic Verses (still can't believe people have DIED over this book, ffs)...

    Now rereading Call of the Wild as a quick nostalgia trip. A dog that looks like Buck was at work today too. Funny timing.

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    I'm rereading the His Dark Materials series in preparation for watching the show (and because it's been a while and they're good). Finished the Subtle Knife a day or two ago and picked up the amber spyglass from the library today.

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    Currently reading "Sissy: A coming of Gender Story" by Jacob Tobia, and the YA novel "House of Salt and Sorrow". Both are phenomenal. I'm seriously enjoying the excessive victorian and aquatic glamour of HSS. And Sissy is like one long therapy session for my own gender mess.

    Also reading the "Night Inside", a vampire murder mystery thriller that I picked up from a thrift store. It's pretty fun! I've been reading it on the bus because I don't want to mess up the dust jacket on HSS (its art is so pretty).

    Otherwise I normally obsess on one book at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin View Post
    I'm currently rereading "Lives of the Monster Dogs" by Kirsten Bakis. It's...sad.
    I've just looked this up (the title caught my eye). From what I've read about it, it looks really good, and potentially relevant to therianthropy.

    Are you enjoying it so far? If so, I might get get a copy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus Paws View Post
    I've just looked this up (the title caught my eye). From what I've read about it, it looks really good, and potentially relevant to therianthropy.

    Are you enjoying it so far? If so, I might get get a copy!
    Yep. I wouldn't be rereading otherwise. It is definitely worth getting a copy of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin View Post
    Yep. I wouldn't be rereading otherwise. It is definitely worth getting a copy of.
    I've ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it!

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    Finished the new Phillip Pullman book. I've concluded that he probably doesn't like Descartes.
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    I read the first Animorphs book recently! I never read them as a kid (thought the covers made them seem cheesy as hell, plus would rather read about animal characters than kids turning into animals).

    But after remembering some interesting comments from friends, and also hearing that the author is just a super kind person and very in touch with fans, AND learning she'd made ALL the books free to download digitally... well, curiosity got the best of me.

    I'm pleasantly surprised. It was a fun read. I am juggling a lot of other books right now (waiting for my friend to catch up on Good Omens, which I just finished, but also work on Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, as well as a book of poetry). But I might keep this series on deck for easy reading between other books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin View Post
    Yep. I wouldn't be rereading otherwise. It is definitely worth getting a copy of.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus Paws View Post
    I've ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it!
    I forgot to mention, I finished reading this! It was like having a fever dream.

    I really enjoyed it, particularly how it relied so heavily on the dogs' animality and found overlap with the humanity of the human characters. It made a nice change to the usual approach of adding a limited amount of zoomorphism to the edges of an otherwise human character blueprint. Also, it's suitability for an adult audience was refreshing to see.

    The writing styles and chapter structures were interesting. The only thing I didn't particularly like was how the author seemed to randomly add significant coincidences and events to the storyline where they weren't necessary and without much effort to make them fit comfortably, especially at the end. At the same time, it generally added to the book's surrealness which is one of my favourite things about it.

    Thanks for the recommendation! I'd encourage any other therians to read it if you're considering doing so.

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