September 25: The latest chapter of Artificial Shortages by sitting_all_alone. Excellent Encanto fanfic.
September 29: Strangers from the Sky by Margaret Wander Bonanno. I’d read this before, but didn’t remember the whole different story in the middle, or the two lots of inept terrorists! It could be an excellent first-contact story if it wasn’t so disjointed. I’m very glad of the “this happened to $character” coda. The ebook I’ve got is a very bad conversion, making it almost unreadable, but it does have its moments:
I think we have a paper copy somewhere, and perhaps I should have climbed a ladder to the upper reaches of the bookcase behind my chair (where the Star Trek novels live that I thought good enough to keep when we moved here) but couldn’t be hedgehogged because having the kitchen redone is quite enough.
October 1: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie. Rereading because reasons (last read it in July) but it’s apparently forgettable enough that I could read it without instant flashbacks. Good enough Miss Marple (she’s not nearly as annoyingly smug as in, for instance, Sleeping Murder).