I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist
86 year old Betty Halbreich has spent her life styling other people. This book tells the story of her beginnings and how she ended up with the job she has now. This was an interesting memoir. I do think it would be fascinating to make your living essentially shopping for other people and helping them find the right clothes. There were some moments where it was hard to relate to Betty. She lived a pretty charmed life, but she also seems to take it all in stride. I enjoyed her little side comments about fashion and what people today consider as fashion or etiquette. It was an interesting read.
Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
Book 2 of the Red Rising trilogy. I had to refresh my memory of Red Rising, but I enjoyed this continuation. Red Rising set up a world on Mars where everyone list in a color designated caste system: the lowest being Red, the highest being Gold. The Reds toil in mines beneath Mars, believing the planet isn't yet ready for life and they're doing the noble task of preparing it. This is, unfortunately, a lie told to the Reds by those above them. One Red, Darrow, learns the truth and sets forth to fight the system and all those that define people by the mere life into which they are born. I thought this was definitely a more exciting continuation to the story and to the world that is displayed in these books. I can't wait for the conclusion!
Codex Born: (Magic Ex Libris: Book Two)
The sequel to Libriomancer. The cover was actually more embarrassing, so I read it at home. Isaac is still a libriomancer, one who possesses the ability to pull items from books. In this book, he and his girlfriend Lena (a dryad, of course) are threatened by one who wishes to use Lena's powers for evil. Again, a very enjoyable, fast and fun read. Nothing serious, but I like these books because I don't have to think much.
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