Reading notes, week 41

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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 recommend it.)

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson. I thought I’d read it but I hadn’t! Every bit as good as The Great Ghost Rescue, which I have read before (though not recently so I may reread it).

October 8: Have His Carcase by Dorothy Sayers. It’s got some of the best Peter and Harriet scenes (in which they’re doing something together, like search the beach or solve a cypher) and some of the cringiest. Started Gaudy Night when I’d finished it but I didn’t feel like it and put it aside.

October 4: Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers. Someone in Neither Have I Wings was reading it and I was feeling like a bit of Dorothy Sayers rereading anyway. Someone once said that Peter is in fact stalking Harriet, but when she eventually says yes to him it’s not because he’s worn her resistance down by insisting, but because he was patient enough to let her come to the same conclusion at the end of their strange courtship that he did at the beginning of it.

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