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January Recommended Reads

January, January, January, where did you go? You’re a month heavy with expectations (resolutions, commitments, new beginnings), but considering how quickly you disappeared you might as well have been made of vapor!

The good news is I made time to read! Here’s a selection of crucial reading to get your year started right:

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The Best of Octavia Butler’s “Positive Obsession” Essay

I just finished reading Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild: And Other Storiesand I was struck by the simplicity of her characters and the complexity of their worlds. Especially in Bloodchild, where she depicts a very nuanced relationship in a new world order. If you have the opportunity to get the Audible version, I highly recommend it; The narration by Janina Edwards is excellent.

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