Jess Mahler

Jess has spent several years pulling together a family-of-choice from across the country. The family hopes to settle in the Appalachians where Jess’ heart has been rooted for as long as she can remember.
Health issues keep her from taking a active role in tikkun olam so she writes to spread ideas and explore different ways of living and being.
Jess has 15 years in polyam relationships. As an autistic autodidact, you never know when she’ll pull an odd bit of knowledge out of her back pocket.

Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Morning all.

Middleo f the night I had a thought that got stuck in my head. Managed to push it aside by telling myself, 'you know, I'll to a thread about this in the morning. I need to sleep now.'

And now, of course, I can't remember what it was.

How's your morning going?

September 05, 2019
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
The Black God's Drums, full book, sortat spoilery

The more I think about it, the jewel thing just feels cheap. As I read the story, I was okay with it, mainly because I tend to get sucked in PoV pretty easily and Creeper just accepted it.

But... I don't know. It works within the story, it's plausible, but it just feels...stuck in there randomly maybe? Like Clark needed an extra thousand words to go from 'short story' to 'novella' and just shoved this in there.

September 04, 2019
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
US pol, voting laws

Most states actually require employers to give you time off to vote! Did not know this. Details vary, but is absolutely a thing.. Check your state!

caemployeelawyer.com/time-off-

September 04, 2019
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop

Honestly I'm kinda...

Okay, I think I'm done with this book. It's not a lesbian romance, it's a fantasy with lesbian subplot being marketed as lesbian romance. I'm 1/3 through the book and the MCs have met once in passing for less than five minutes.

In and of itself, that's annoying, but not cause for me to drop the book. But the way the author is handling the 'revelation' of magic to this one MC...

So, so, so many fails. Plot holes. Unbelievable character bits...

September 04, 2019
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Naga
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The gerrymandered state legislature districts have been struck down on the grounds there's virtually no plausible vote pattern that could give Democrats (who have more registered voters) a legislative majority.

New maps will be in place for 2020 elections. Legislature is not appealing the decision.

September 04, 2019
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
The Black God's Drums, full book

I really enjoyed this, but it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Clark has done some interesting genre-crossing mixing elements of steampunk/funk with elements of afro-fantasy. Just that alone is going to put it out of most folks comfort zones/wheelhouse.

The author is not going to hold your hand, either. His PoV character knows this world, so there's not instory reason for world-building exposition, so he doesn't give it.

September 04, 2019
Jess Mahler
jessmahler@wandering.shop
Romance books, personal preferences, probably long

I've been trying to figure out for a while now why I have so much trouble finding lesbian romances I enjoy and can get into.

So far the only lesbian romance author I've consistently enjoyed is Georgia Beers, but she writes a bit more on the sweet end than I usually prefer.

The one I'm currently reading (not quiet slogging through, but only reading bc I don't have anything better) the pacing sucks.

September 04, 2019