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Reading notes, week 48

November 29: Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey and many others. As I said before, a very mixed bag but I think I’ve become more accustomed to fanfic in two and a half years because I could appreciate almost all the stories. Still no patience for the military one, though.

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Reading notes, week 47

November 21: Neither Have I Wings by Alice Degan. A very slow read for some reason this time. Definitely not the last time because I still can’t get my brain around the late-middle where people (including Hal) aren’t sure whether Hal is an angel or a devil. It’s never actually confirmed that he’s an angel,

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Reading notes, week 46

November 13: Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills Crofts. A strange book, and I almost stopped reading at 30% or so because the protagonist was singularly unpleasant. I persisted, though, and at about 70% Inspector (Chief Inspector, even!) French showed up which made it much better. The ending is weakish, though. Index of reading notes

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Reading notes, week 45

(I was on holiday and didn’t note what I finished exactly when; they’re in order, anyway.) Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane. Goodness, this is so much more intricate (in both plotlines) than I remember! And there’s a strain of enemies-to-lovers, or at least “was sich liebt, das neckt sich” that faintly irks me but the

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Reading notes, week 44

November 1: Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane. Goodness, wanted to look up a reference and got sucked in and now I’m on a(nother) Young Wizards spree, though not as methodical as the last time around. November 3: High Wizardry by Diane Duane. Better than I remembered, but perhaps YW books have to age, like

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Reading notes, week 43

October 23: The Mysteries of St Jorian the Martyr by AZDesertRose. Novelette-length Deryni fanfic, proving yet again that Deryni fanfic is on average better than canon, just like Pern fanfic. Tigger Holmes and the Case of the Midnight Slipper by Small_Hobbit. #22 in The Casebook of Tigger Holmes, which I’m subscribed to and that’s a

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Reading notes, week 42

October 21: Snow Day by hhertzof. Frau Holle comes to Chrestomanci Castle! October 22: From All False Doctrine by Alice Degan. This is a slow book, and I read it much more slowly than the first time because I kept going back going “er, what?” as well as savouring the best passages, and reading a

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Reading notes, week 41

October 9: Magic at Lyme, or, The Midnight Company by emily_grant. Eleven-year-old Kate, already spectacularly clumsy! Aunt Elizabeth’s aversion to magic explained! Gunpowder, Treason and Plot! October 10: In which Rabbit has a baking kerfuffle and Tigger gets out of trouble with honey by redsnake05. Cozy Winnie the Pooh fic. For Always and Always and

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Reading notes, week 40

Instead of doing canon review for the Trick or Treat exchange (need to get the characters right, I do have a probably-working idea and some of the story written) I’m reading Jerry-survives-the-war fixit fic for some reason. And more fanfic. And still more fanfic, making this a monster post because I want at least a

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