Jan. 2nd, 2010

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Why am I awake at this ungodly hour, you ask? Well, there are two reasons. The first is that last night's New Year's festivities kept me up past 4 a.m., and like an idiot, I spent a good 2-3 hours this afternoon napping, instead of dealing with my fatigue and then getting to bed at a decent hour. The second reason is that now is the time my brain picked to finally process today's (well, technically yesterday's, now) airing of The End of Time Part 2, which marks the end of David Tennant's run as The Doctor (*sob*).

Here thar be dragons. Er, well, spoilers. Spoiler-bearing dragons? )
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Those of you who know me on Facebook have already seen my request for recs, but I thought I'd replicate it in my DW and LJ, for maximum coverage.

This year for Giftmas, I received, among other things, some gift cards for Powell's and Amazon.com. At the moment, I'm also in Portland, city of the awesomest independent bookstores ever (hello, Powell's and In Other Words), and would like to blow some of said money in these stores while they're still just a public transit ride away. In order to achieve this most noble of goals, I am looking for book recommendations in the following areas, in order of priority:

1. Fantasy and/or sci-fi novels with queer characters and/or themes.

2. Books about bi/pan/omni/fluid sexuality, that are not-- I repeat, NOT-- personal essays. I want something that's a little less navel-gazey than most of the current work out there on bisexuality, and a little more researched. Please. Oh, please.

3. Books about neoliberalism. Preferably with a scholarly bent, since that's part of where my research is headed.

4. Books about the intersection of race and body politics, where "body politics" might be considered to include (but not be limited to) fatness, disability, health, genetics, reproductive rights, sex, and/or the politics of corporeality or bodily autonomy in general.

5. Books about the intersection of race and sexuality.

6. Anything else you can think of, given what you know about my personality, interests, tastes, etc.

Thanks in advance for any recs!


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