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I read Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey, the sequel to Santa Olivia, which was one of our book club picks. While I loved Santa Olivia, this sequel was a huge disappointment. Don't waste your time on it.

I've read Jacqueline Carey quite a bit and so far this is her cheesiest, least convincing book. It is a light read, and it does feature queer women of color, but that's about all I can say for it. The relationship between the women featured a lot of unnecessary-seeming reassurances that they weren't jealous, and a lot of "I love you baby" type lines. The danger never felt real to me, the dialog was terribly cheesy, and overall it just felt silly. Even established relationships can and should have conflict and drama, and a book this long should simply have more going on than making an extended happy ending for this couple.

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Dec. 21st, 2010 06:23 am
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Last night, we discussed Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey. It was a small group! lol, snow!

For January, we will view the movie "Brazil" by Terry Gilliam.

There is a viewing arranged at a member's home; if you need details and did not receive the e-mail, PM me.
We will discuss the movie separate from the viewing (in case you watch on your own!) at our regular time/place (again, PM me if you don't know and would like to attend).


For February, we will read The Steerswoman's Road by Rosemary Kirstein. If you can't find a copy, discuss with other members and try to facilitate borrowing!
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Tonight, we talked about How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ.

Next month, we will talk about Sabriel by Garth Nix.

In December, we will discuss Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey.

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