Reading notes, week 22

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June 4: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Even better than the previous time. (Bread isn’t meant to fly. But it makes pretty good watershoes as long as it’s stale enough.) Perhaps not such a good idea to read it right now because it makes me want to bake and we don’t have an oven dammit. AND IT WON A NEBULA!

June 2: Spending “Koala-tea” Time Together by atypicalowl. Young Wizards awkward teenage romance, never gets sappy.

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie. I didn’t remember this at all but I must have read it ages ago. Everybody seemed to have a motive, nobody seemed to have opportunity. Colonel Race is, in the words of a clever Goodreads reviewer, “Poirot without the ego”. Nice! This would have sparked a little Colonel Race reread binge if I hadn’t read #1, The Man in the Brown Suit, in March and given it a nopetopus. Strangely, a writer I trust implicitly when she writes something gives it five stars. I might try Death on the Nile, though, which is #3 (also a Poirot, as is #2, Cards on the Table which I probably know by heart).

A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones. Randomly chose a book from the DWJ list. Not precisely what I wanted but nice to reread anyway.

June 1: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett. With the immortal lines “he wasn’t having any of that from a mouse with wings on” and “Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat.”

Some fanfic stories that I already had on my ereader (and had already read) while trying to decide on a book.

May 30: The Twins in the South by Dorothy Whitehill. This is #4, Gutenberg doesn’t have #3 either. It is a boarding-school story this time, though. Very wholesome, want to read more.

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