reading notes

Reading notes, week 8

Currently reading: From All False Doctrine by Alice Degan (because I’m doing Be The First; there’s literally no fanfic of it yet). See Week 40. Put aside for now: The Element of Fire by Martha Wells (of Murderbot fame, which I’m not sure I want to read). It’s interesting to read fantasy with such a

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Reading notes, week 7

February 21: Louise Petibouchon, part 2 (but in Dutch). I read Part 1 (3 stories) of this graphic novel about a young police inspector in (I think) 2019 and the second volume (2 stories) is just as good. Very French, great fun. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read it in

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Reading notes, week 6

February 12: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures #2) by KJ Charles. I love the writing! That it’s #2 of something I haven’t read #1 of doesn’t seem to matter much. It is a pity that it’s mainly a M/M romance and I don’t like M/M sex scenes. Especially not hate and/or revenge sex.

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Reading notes, week 5

February 6: The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh, “based on the characters of Dorothy L. Sayers”. I absolutely needed to read this as fanfic. It starts interesting enough but Spouse tells me this won’t persist, and already on page 19 it doesn’t entirely ring true. But halfway through it turned out I could just

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Reading notes, week 4

January 30: Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster. It was next up in my unread books. I (re)read it online at lightning speed in order to beta-read someone’s Yuletide story, and now wanted to read it at a normal pace. It’s still delightful. I could go on for ages about how it’s so set a

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Reading notes, week 3

January 23: In the Fifth at Malory Towers. Again, there’s a new girl in the form, will that persist until the sixth form? (Spoiler: yes.) Some rehashing of earlier books at the beginning but then the story takes off and it’s one of the better ones, giving most girls a chance to shine. Thrones, Dominations

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Reading notes, week 2

January 13: First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, as a short vacation from the Lord Peter Wimsey reread. I used to know the whole series by heart in Dutch when I was about 10, but this is the first time I read the original and it’s confusing that all the names are different,

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Reading notes, week 1

I’ve kept this up for an entire year now! Here’s to Year 2 of my reading notes. Didn’t finish anything except fanfic this week because I was too busy writing to read. Here’s my recommendations post. (Also, Gaudy Night is a long book.) Index of reading notes is here.

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Reading notes, week 53

January 2: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers. Apt, seeing that it starts on New Year’s Eve. Paying special attention to Hilary Thorpe for fanfic-writing purposes. It may be the best Lord Peter Wimsey book, not only as a mystery but as a novel, with all the interaction between people. Also lots and lots

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Reading notes, week 52

December 25: Hangman’s Holiday by Dorothy L. Sayers. Short story collection that actually contains a Christmas story or two. Didn’t time it this way on purpose but it was a nice surprise! December 24: How Lovely Are Thy Branches: A Young Wizards Christmas. I’d forgotten that it was this good. December 23: The How Lovely

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