Posts Tagged: fanfic

Reading notes, week 21

Well, not quite one book this week. Two full novels and also a bunch of fanfic, which I’m not listing except the one that stood out by a mile. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers.¬†Concluding this round of Harriet Vane rereads because I was reading canon for my intoabar story, and I don’t much feel

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Reading notes, week 12

Alleen op de wereld (translation of Sans Famille) by Hector Malot. This was the complete translation, perhaps the one I read a modernized version of as a kid! And yes, it made me cry. The Twilight of Magic by Hugh Lofting. It’s so much not like Doctor Dolittle. Romantic-view-of-Middle-Ages fantasy. The only thing I really

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Reading notes, week 8

My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane. I was looking for a specific scene that I realised when about 10% in is in a different Star Trek novel by Diane Duane, but I was already hooked by that time and continued. I like those Rihannsu! (Well, not all the Rihannsu obviously but Ael, Khiy, Eriufv,

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Reading notes, week 5

Unexplored Territory by Celia Lake. Novelette set during On the Bias and I think I’ll have to read that again (also Goblin Fruit, which is next up on my TBR list anyway) to know who exactly those people are and why they do what they’re doing. But the magic and the social machinations are interesting

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Reading notes, week 4

Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey. #2 of Family Spies. I love the kickass ace engineer protagonist! I like the clueless-but-good masters she goes on a journey with! I like the down-to-earth woman mercenary captain! But the real-world politics references are a bit much, Dudley Remp (almost typed my own last name which is only one

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Dear Worldbuilding writer,

Hi, I’m sinkauli on ao3. Here you can see my works and my bookmarks, and this blog here is full of my reading notes. I’m reposting last year’s worldbuildingex letter with some fandom-specific changes and additions. Please assume “any or no characters” and “original character(s)” for all fandoms so I don’t need to repeat that

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Reading notes, week 52

Yuletide is here (stories out on Christmas Day, author reveal on New Year’s Day) so I’ve been reading mostly fanfic, and I have a folder of bookmarks to write a recommendations post when I can list the authors as well. But there’s this! Sixpenny Octavo by Annick Trent. Sweet, gentle F/F romance with mystery elements.

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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 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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