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Obsidian Blue

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

Currently reading

Fat Girl on a Plane
Kelly deVos
Furyborn
Claire Legrand
Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
Tehlor Kay Mejia, Tristina Wright, Emery Lord, Andrea Cremer, Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Robin Talley, Anna-Marie McLemore, Zoraida Córdova, Brenna Yovanoff, Nova Ren Suma, Shveta Thakrar, Kate Hart, Lindsay Smith
The Crow Trap (Vera Stanhope #1)
Ann Cleeves
Coming Home
Rosamunde Pilcher

Reading progress update: I've read 44%.

The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco

So now I know why this book has been bugging me. This is Memoirs of the Geisha with magic. But there is barely any magic to be found in this book, so it's just Memoirs of a Geisha. This is not working very well at all from a story-telling and world building perspective. Every couple of pages we go back to Tea telling her life story to a bard. And then back to her first person POV about her learning about dancing, doing flower arranging, playing musical instruments, etc. There is so much time spent on Chupeco describing what everyone (the ashas) are wearing it's not even funny. Then the description of make-up. The main enemy of Tea right now is a woman who runs one of the "houses" and Tea is going to be debuted in two months and will have to work off her debt to the Mother of the house. Yeah...this sounds familiar.