Posts Tagged: fantasy

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 14

Pastiche by Celia Lake. Starts slow, much like On The Bias, but that’s no problem. I love Alysoun! There’s much Failure To Communicate but the protagonists actually overcome it! Sadly, I got it with DRM because that’s what my go-to webshop had and I didn’t notice in time, so I can’t share it with spouse

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Reading notes, week 9

On the Bias by Celia Lake, #6 of Mysterious Charm. It seemed to be an even slower read than the previous time but that was no problem, stay with the book longer! I’d forgotten most of the intrigue though I still remembered the slow-burn romance. There was also a more explicit not-quite-a-sex-scene that I’d forgotten.

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Reading notes, week 7

Goblin Fruit by Celia Lake. Mysterious Charm #2. Reread, aged well. Same objection to the sex scene as in the next two, the scene itself is unobjectionable but whyyyy? Magician’s Hoard and Wards of the Roses by Celia Lake. Mysterious Charm #3 and #4. Taking these together because I read them in one day (in

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Reading notes, week 49

Non-Player Character by Veo (Victoria) Corva. When I first started I thought it had an overdose of representation– goodness, does everyone have to be trans or black or disabled or autistic or a combination of those or other abbreviations? For that reason it was a bit hard to get into the book, but I did

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Reading notes, week 47

November 21: Neither Have I Wings by Alice Degan. A very slow read for some reason this time. Definitely not the last time because I still can’t get my brain around the late-middle where people (including Hal) aren’t sure whether Hal is an angel or a devil. It’s never actually confirmed that he’s an angel,

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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 40

Instead of doing canon review for the Trick or Treat exchange (need to get the characters right, I do have a probably-working idea and some of the story written) I’m reading Jerry-survives-the-war fixit fic for some reason. And more fanfic. And still more fanfic, making this a monster post because I want at least a

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Reading notes, week 36

September 6: The Grand Tour by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. I read this one for Lady Sylvia Schofield as much as for the story (and the other characters). I’d so like a whole book about Lady Sylvia! (She’s briefly in this story of mine. My headcanon has her played by Helen Mirren.) September

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Reading notes, week 35

August 28: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. #2 of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. As good as the first one (though Goodreads reviewers seem to think it’s not, but apparently they don’t read closely enough to get Mendanbar’s name right anyway). It’s got a lot of Morwen! And a no-nonsense king! I don’t even

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