books

Catfishing on CatNet

Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on CatNet I’d already read, loved, nominated and voted for Cat Pictures Please, so I was excited when the whole novel on the same premise came out, and bought it the same day (Kobo doesn’t let me pre-order without a credit card, or I would have pre-ordered). I was right. I can’t

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Floodtide

Heather Rose Jones, Floodtide Another splendid Alpennia novel, set alongside Mother of Souls which I mysteriously neglected to review. I read a beta of it and the final version felt much better; I didn’t read the versions side by side but now it’s without a couple of scenes that made me cringe and go “eww,

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So many books

There’s much to be said about November, most of it not complimentary, but I did read a lot of mostly wonderful new books. (link forthcoming for The Time Roads, but I think I must reread or at least re-skim it first) One I’d been looking forward to since Heather Rose Jones first talked about it:

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The King’s Deryni

Katherine Kurtz, The King’s Deryni I already had this in hardback, from the moment it was out (late 2014) but unfortunately it has such small type in a light font, in such huge line lengths, that my middle-aged eyes gave up. I thought I’d finished it regardless but the last 20% or so was a

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Reading fanfic

I had a sudden urge to read some Lord Peter Wimsey that I didn’t already know by heart, so I turned to Archive of Our Own for fanfic. I opened about a dozen stories that looked interesting in tabs, after a several-times-refined search that excluded unfinished works, subjects I really don’t want to read about

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Out of Left Field

Ellen Klages, Out of Left Field We read Passing Strange and wanted more Ellen Klages, so I picked up Wicked Wonders and Out of Left Field because they looked the most appealing out of the list that Kobo provided. I didn’t see soon enough that Out of Left Field was burdened with DRM or I

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Voostenwalbert

Part 2 of the Hans Brinker repost, with the names deconstruction. If you’re actually using this page as a resource –I decided to split the blog post in two when I suddenly realised that some people might want to do that– please comment or mail to tell me if you’d prefer the names to be

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Hans Brinker

Repost from 2008; I promised some people. Will be in 2 parts: this reading notes post with some afterthoughts added that I originally posted later, and a deconstruction of the names. Somewhat edited (for instance the link to the book text now points to Gutenberg; it wasn’t there yet when I first posted it). I

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Rereading Elemental Masters (4)

Three books this time because I seem to be on a binge. 6. Unnatural Issue This is the one I always dread because of the very disgusting villain. Isn’t there another way for villains to be bad than to be sexually depraved and/or disgusting? (The villain from Reserved for the Cat is disgusting too, in

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Two scenes

Tempted as I am to do a chapter-by-chapter readalong of The Fire Rose, I know I’m likely to run out of steam before the end so I won’t. Especially as both scenes I want to highlight by way of synecdoche (see! I know what the word means now!) are near the end. Warning: spoilers. Knowing

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