Author Topic: Seanan McGuire  (Read 73740 times)

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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #600 on: August 17, 2017, 11:52:58 pm »
BTW, in case you were not aware, Seanan won The Hugo Award for Best Novella 2017 for Every Heart A Doorway

A book that I very much enjoyed. It is also a book that others I know made them feel uncomfortable. They could not identify with the perspective as written by the Main Character. Something I very much found appealing. I Felt it added a sense of depth that can be sometimes lacking when writing characters with perspectives different than CIS/Gay Norms. I honestly felt like I was listening to one of my friends talking to me while reading the book.
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #601 on: August 18, 2017, 05:22:03 am »
The thing I liked about it is that it showed the consequences that follow when kids are not allowed to be who they are. A parent's job is to help the kid figure out who the kid wants to be and how to be a responsible, independent, happy version of that. Some parents don't get the memo on this.

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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #602 on: August 18, 2017, 11:54:49 am »
The thing I liked about it is that it showed the consequences that follow when kids are not allowed to be who they are. A parent's job is to help the kid figure out who the kid wants to be and how to be a responsible, independent, happy version of that. Some parents don't get the memo on this.

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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #603 on: August 18, 2017, 10:45:40 pm »
A book that I very much enjoyed. It is also a book that others I know made them feel uncomfortable. They could not identify with the perspective as written by the Main Character.

I'm totally with the "made me feel uncomfortable" crew, but I felt I could easily relate to the main character.
I was that undercurrent of abuse that drew itself throughout the story that made my squirm at times.
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #604 on: October 23, 2017, 03:27:12 pm »
I listened to Mark Reads Every Heart A Doorway, and now I'd like to win this too:

https://www.tor.com/sweepstakes/seanan-mcguire-prize-pack-sweepstakes-2/
One lucky winner will receive copies of Deadlands: Boneyard, Dust or Dark or Dawn or Day, Every Heart a Doorway, and Down Among the Sticks and Bones, and a galley copy of Beneath the Sugar Sky!
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #605 on: October 23, 2017, 04:58:34 pm »
I listened to Mark Reads Every Heart A Doorway, and now I'd like to win this too:

https://www.tor.com/sweepstakes/seanan-mcguire-prize-pack-sweepstakes-2/
One lucky winner will receive copies of Deadlands: Boneyard, Dust or Dark or Dawn or Day, Every Heart a Doorway, and Down Among the Sticks and Bones, and a galley copy of Beneath the Sugar Sky!

Every Heart A Doorway was on the old Kindle so you can read it too.
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #606 on: October 23, 2017, 05:02:00 pm »
No, I can't, it was stolen, remember?
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #607 on: October 23, 2017, 05:03:18 pm »
Your books should have transferred over to your new Kindle.
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #608 on: October 23, 2017, 05:16:36 pm »
I don't see them when I open it.
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« Reply #609 on: October 27, 2017, 09:07:38 pm »
Your books should have transferred over to your new Kindle.

I don't see them when I open it.

Two different accounts I believe.
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Re: Seanan McGuire
« Reply #610 on: October 28, 2017, 03:56:45 am »
Yup. 
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