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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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Reading notes, week 11

March 14: The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah. Gearing up for The IDIC Epidemic. Eee! T’Mir and Daniel! Right up there with Éowyn and Faramir. March 13: Swordheart by T. Kingfisher. When Spouse was reading it he kept chuckling to himself so I knew I was in for a treat, and I was right!

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Reading notes, week 9

February 29: Gaudeamus Igitur, Maturae Dum Sumus, Lord Peter Wimsey fanfic (though he hardly figures in it: most of his role is taken by his nephew). This time I skipped all the explicit Jerry/Bunter parts and read only the sweet but somewhat fraught Miss Lydgate/Miss Climpson parts. Still, it’s a rehash of Gaudy Night as

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Reading notes, week 7

Added a “Next up” section. I won’t list DNFs unless it’s a spectacular DNF with a reason, not just books I abandon because I feel more like reading something else. This is intended to make me persevere with the reading notes without thinking it means I have to either finish or justify not finishing everything

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