Posts Tagged: dorothy sayers

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 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 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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Reading notes, week 51

December 18: Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers. Might also want to watch the film version, though Ian Carmichael matches my headcanon for Lord Peter a lot less than Edward Petherbridge does. Also some more canon review for another Yuletide pinch hit. Turned out that I didn’t need it once the characters and their

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Reading notes, week 50

December 12: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers. Didn’t remember that it seems to end at about 55% and then there is a whole new mystery novel in the second half. (The first half isn’t so much a mystery as a comedy of manners and/or errors, with a really convoluted wild-goose

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Reading notes, week 49

December 4: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers. Also better than I remember, with more coherence. And time-appropriate misogyny, some of it perpetrated by women. Ah well, one can’t have everything. December 3: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers. Better than I remember but with some cringey moments (“sixteen generations of feudal privilege stirred

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Reading notes, week 41

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

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