Posts Tagged: fanfic

Reading notes, week 30

Currently reading: Inspector French and Sir John Magill’s Last Journey by Freeman Wills Crofts. Trying to read all the Inspector Frenches I haven’t read yet in publication order (and fill up the gaps). Next up: Probably something from the shelf called “aargh a virtual pile” on my ereader (the “aargh” is to have it stay

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Reading notes, week 28

July 17: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie. Can’t stop reading Agatha Christie for some reason (perhaps slight brain-fog from vaccination) but didn’t want either Poirot or Miss Marple now. One strange thing: someone leaves 1/4 of his money to his sister, and 1/4 each to the children of his deceased other sister; but he

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Reading notes, week 27

July 10: All of the Butterflies!Verse and some other fanfic, going into rabbit holes by looking up what people wrote who commented or bookmarked or left kudos on mine. (One person consistently likes everything I write, and it turns out that I like nothing they write, because it’s both very dark and very smutty.) July

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Reading notes, week 25

June 25: The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison. … Wow. It’s a low-key mystery novel, and the background is so rich and intricate, even more than The Goblin Emperor because we see much more of the world. And full of genuinely good people (and some bad people too but they get their just

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Reading notes, week 24

June 14: Vulcan’s Glory by D.C. Fontana. Because I read a short fanfic story referring to it. A reread after decades (i.e. I remember hardly anything, and my Spock-and-generally-Vulcan headcanon is very different now after things like The Vulcan Academy Murders). (I was at one (1) Star Trek convention in my life and spent some

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Dear Crossworks writer,

Thank you for writing for me! I’ll do my best to make it easier, but please feel free to ignore my prompts if you have a different fun idea. FYI I’m sinkauli on ao3. 1. Lord Peter Wimsey/Blandings Castle/Miss Marple This almost asks for a detective story at Blandings Castle! But anything else is fair

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Reading notes, week 22

June 4: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Even better than the previous time. (Bread isn’t meant to fly. But it makes pretty good watershoes as long as it’s stale enough.) Perhaps not such a good idea to read it right now because it makes me want to bake and we don’t

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Reading notes, week 21

May 28: A School Story by El Staplador. Miss Marple/Miss Silver vignette with a guest appearance by Miss Climpson. (I didn’t recognise Ada Doom though I did recognise her line.) Phyllis, a Twin by Dorothy Whitehill. Nice school (not boarding school) story with an actual adventure in it. It’s #2 of something Gutenberg doesn’t have

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Reading notes, week 19

May 14: The Manor House School by Angela Brazil, who turns out to be real, not invented by Diana Wynne Jones for the Chrestomanci books! Somewhat harder to get invested in the characters as it is in the Enid Blyton boarding-school books, but there was a nice mystery, which twelve-year-old me would have been delighted

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Reading notes, week 15

April 17: (Inspector French and) the Box Office Murders (both titles exist) by Freeman Wills Crofts. I’d forgotten the existence of Inspector French completely, and this is one I hadn’t read before! Very slight period-true cringe moments but the inspector is a decent, respectful human being, who listens to his wife when she has something

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