Book Fair Trophies

This will be just a quick post, on books that I got during my trip to Riga and Vilnius book fairs in the end of February 2016. A post about the fairs, hopefully, will follow one day.

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Off to the book fairs!

Have you read my post about bookfairs? Today’s evening I’m off to Riga (Thursday/Friday) and Vilnius (Saturday/Sunday). I plan to go to the book fairs and sightsee the cities. The plan is 1 day for each city and 1 day for each fair.

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I start with… Riga… and then go to Vilnius. I come back on Sunday night.

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Vilnius and Riga book fairs

 

Well, hello!

At last something for the booklovers! For a long time already I have problems with reading books. I wouldn’t call it a reader’s block but I’m just unable to open up to others’ problems (too focused on my problems now). And you know… film doesn’t require immersion, it’s not that emotional and focusing like reading a book so I can get away with it. And with reading magazines.

I hope that with my next week’s trip to Vilnius (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia) I’ll be able to lessen up my loads. I was supposed to go there months ago, but it didn’t work out.

I did a bit of research of writers, but I’m more interested in getting info at the book fairs. Continue reading the two names that made me interested.

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The Solitude of Being an African Fan Girl

Being an African fan girl is a strange, liminal thing. You’re never quite sure that you exist, you see. A part of you is rooted in your culture and its expectations for how a woman ought to behave – church, family, school – but another is flying off into the stars carrying a samurai sword and a machete. Not one thing or another, you’re both at the same time.

It doesn’t help that you’re invisible. In all the representations of geek culture, in all the arguments for inclusion, it doesn’t seem like your voice can be heard. After all, shows like The Big Bang Theory which are supposed to be modern representations of geeks and their culture seem entirely populated by white people with plenty of free time and disposable income. If you don’t look like that, don’t have that kind of money or time, are you still a geek?

Quote from: Omenana issue 1/2014

 

This is my way to open The 2016 Sci-Fi Experience a non-challenge by Carl. Omenana is not purely-sf magazine, but I still would like you to try out the African speculative fiction. There are several issues of the magazine already. Enjoy the read. 🙂

I read this essay again cause lately I, as a woman, left out as a reader of major Polish science fiction and fantasy magazine.

If you want to see what I read/watched etc. in the earlier years, look into The 2015 Sci-Fi Experience and The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience tags.