Posts Tagged: fantasy

Reading notes, week 47

November 17-21: Assorted fanfic to clear out my Marked For Later list. It turned out that I’d already read most of that and even bookmarked it but it was nice to revisit. November 17: The Cloak of Night and Daggers by Rosemary Edghill. #2 didn’t end, so now had to read #3, and that didn’t end

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Reading notes, week 46

November 13: The Sword of Maiden’s Tears by Rosemary Edghill. I actually have it as three-volumes-in-one, the only three that appeared out of a projected 12-book series, and I have it on good authority (waves to friend from afar, you know who you are) that the first book is awesome, the second is okay and

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Reading notes, week 44

Not reading much because I’m writing, and some of what I am reading is background material for my Yuletide story. October 30: Elementals: Water by Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley. Mostly good, some very strange. The last story is basically Damar fanfic by Robin McKinley herself, nice! October 27: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie. A

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Reading notes, week 42

October 17: Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson. Yet another one I thought I’d read and hadn’t! I’m so glad I decided to go through the whole “My Books” list on the ereader and read whatever takes my fancy, as if I’ve moved house and see the bookshelves in a new light. Funny enough to not be

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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 39

Put on hold because I’m really not in the mood for either and I don’t want them to stare me in the face all the time until I either finish them or decide to abandon them. They’re so alike that I’ll wait until I want both so I can do a proper paired reading: Under

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Reading notes, week 36

September 5: Monsieur Pamplemousse on the Spot. Not quite fed up with it yet; I want to read at least one more to see if they all have something sexually risqué at some point, and tiny (but stinging) sexist and racist bits. remember me by dirgewithout music: Narnia fanfic. Lucy Pevensie. Oh my. A Witch

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Reading notes, week 33

August 11: Freedom’s Gate by Naomi Kritzer. Set in fantasy ancient Greece (with a side of Ruritania). It’s the first in a trilogy and the other two aren’t as easy to get (the webshop where I bought #1 has #3 but not #2, just like a public library) but I’ll definitely try to acquire them

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Reading notes, week 26

June 27: Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher, as antidote to a couple more Hugo finalist DNFs (military SF, “Game of Thrones on the Moon”). “Of course it bites. It’s a weasel. They don’t kill their prey with pretty words and poisoned sweetmeats.” At times it’s clear that it started as a serial but it

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Reading notes, week 24

June 12: Gebonden Kapitaal by Almar Otten. Local author, set in Deventer. Very nice to see familiar places and (possibly) disguised local figures (disclaimer: I don’t know many). I read it for the plot, though, not the writing– sometimes very stilted and splainy, and people don’t seem to be speaking actual spoken language (doesn’t the

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