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Like Light for Flies: Stories
Lee Thomas
Forty-Three Septembers: Essays
Jewelle L. Gomez
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time - Michael Shermer, Stephen Jay Gould To be honest, I don't think this book lived up to its title. "Vague writings on weird things people believe", or "Why these people are wrong" was the more common theme. Some interesting content, but very little of what I expected - ie social theory re: how 'weird things' catch on. There are three chapters entirely devoted to debunking weird things, which, again, is interesting, but not what I was expecting. Some fascinating footnotes, though.
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions - James Randi Well-paced, interesting topic, with an enjoyable bitchy tone, on occasions. Well-written and enjoyable.
Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist Not a bit horror reader, but I really, really enjoyed this all the same. A lot of, you know, horror. I loved how mundanely, boringly fucked up the normal characters were.
Melusine - Sarah Monette A little trashy, but I was impressed by the psychology. I really like these books :) They're particularly good at throwing you for a loop.