Posts By: irina

Putting food into other food

One of my superpowers is “Make Food Into Pie” but of course that’s only a subset of Putting Food Into Other Food. I’d been wanting to make lemper for some time (anecdote: the first time I made lemper it was almost accidental: cooked a new chicken dish and we noticed it tasted like lemper filling

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Reading notes, week 48

Currently reading: Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie. Poirot’s grown on me or something. Next up: I’m still doing the alphabetical order, now at E-ish, but I may go back to C because there’s some there that piques my interest more than when I first passed C. It’s very liberating that I’ve given myself

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Reading notes, week 47

November 17-21:¬†Assorted fanfic to clear out my Marked For Later list. It turned out that I’d already read most of that and even bookmarked it but it was nice to revisit. November 17: The Cloak of Night and Daggers by Rosemary Edghill. #2 didn’t end, so now had to read #3, and that didn’t end

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Reading notes, week 46

November 13: The Sword of Maiden’s Tears by Rosemary Edghill. I actually have it as three-volumes-in-one, the only three that appeared out of a projected 12-book series, and I have it on good authority (waves to friend from afar, you know who you are) that the first book is awesome, the second is okay and

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Reading notes, week 45

Read a couple of Yuletide canon books which I’m not listing (until later, probably). This state of affairs may last a couple of weeks as I write treats. November 5: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie. A Poirot that starts with Ariadne Oliver, and I never know if I love her or hate her when

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Reading notes, week 44

Not reading much because I’m writing, and some of what I am reading is background material for my Yuletide story. October 30: Elementals: Water by Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley. Mostly good, some very strange. The last story is basically Damar fanfic by Robin McKinley herself, nice! October 27: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie. A

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Reading notes, week 43

October 23: Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. It’s… strange. About halfway through I got interested enough to continue but I don’t think it will ever be a favourite. It should be “USA as a fantasy world” but the fact that it isn’t a fantasy world gets in the way, and (I think, not being USan or

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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi, I’m sinkauli on ao3. I don’t know who you are (yet, at least), and you probably only know me from my bookmarks and my one story (or two if I’ve managed to finish the space meerkat one) and what you can read on this blog (please do; almost everything I’ve written this year is

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Reading notes, week 42

October 17: Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson. Yet another one I thought I’d read and hadn’t! I’m so glad I decided to go through the whole “My Books” list on the ereader and read whatever takes my fancy, as if I’ve moved house and see the bookshelves in a new light. Funny enough to not be

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Reading notes, week 41

October 10: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. I’ve had it for a long time but hadn’t read it before. Wonderful self-rescuing princess! October 9: The Court Magician by Sarah Pinsker. A mistake, because it’s more of a horror story than I can handle. (So well written though; if you like mild horror I

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