Posts Tagged: fantasy

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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Reading notes, week 34

August 24: Spock’s World by Diane Duane. Severely handicapped by bad epub conversion that made the text lose all dialog quotes, some italics, and most apostrophes (strangely not the one in “T’Pau”; still, it’s disconcerting to read something set on Vulcan with many women’s names consistently misspelled). Very strong book, part of my headcanon about

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Reading notes, week 30

July 25: Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms #6) by Mercedes Lackey. Which concludes this round of Five Hundred Kingdoms reread. I do wish there was more because it’s such an interesting concept, the power of stories as a real power in the world with guardians to make sure it doesn’t get out of

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Reading notes, week 29

July 17: The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack. It’s #2 in the Enchanted Australia series, of which The Art of Effective Dreaming is #3, and it could hardly be more different! Except that it’s also slow, which I like; it’s also intriguing and intricate and the magic is wonderful (especially when the eleven-year-old

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Reading notes, week 26

June 27: Jolene (Elemental Masters #15) by Mercedes Lackey. This concludes my series reread because I don’t have the newest one (The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley) yet. Don’t believe the blurb on Goodreads, it doesn’t represent the book at all! Most of it is (very enjoyable) learning, with a bit of (happy-ending) adventure at

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