Posts Tagged: fantasy

2020 reading notes, week 2

I notice that so far this year I’ve only read one book by a man (the Judge Dee one). I’m not aiming to read only or mostly books by women, but it happens. Mostly white women, though, like myself (and still not for that). Obviously I don’t know about the fanfic but it’s statistically probable

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2020 reading notes, week 1

Sara had a splendid idea, and this is my modified version of it: I’m starting now, January 1, and updating the post whenever I finish reading something (fiction or nonfiction, any length, new or rereads; no blog posts but notable articles may slip in), keeping the newest on top so people following it won’t have

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The lying-awake engine hands me a story

It wasn’t the dream engine because I was wide awake from 2:xx until at least 4:56 (I remember the succession of numbers) thinking this up. Much better than lying awake worrying. Did I need a story? I feel I need to finish one of the things I’ve got lying around first before I can even

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Rereading Elemental Masters (4)

Three books this time because I seem to be on a binge. 6. Unnatural Issue This is the one I always dread because of the very disgusting villain. Isn’t there another way for villains to be bad than to be sexually depraved and/or disgusting? (The villain from Reserved for the Cat is disgusting too, in

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The Goblin Emperor

Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor If I’d realised –I almost wrote “if I’d known” but I did know, sort of– that Katherine Addison was Sarah Monette I’d never have picked up this book, because Sarah Monette under that name mostly writes much darker than I like. And I’d have been so wrong. The Goblin Emperor

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The Mystic Marriage

Heather Rose Jones, The Mystic Marriage When I read Daughter of Mystery last year, I first devoured it in big gulps to come back and read it with more attention the second time. This time I had the privilege of beta-reading the book so I’d spent all the initial squee already. That didn’t make it

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Druid’s Blood

Esther M. Friesner, Druid’s Blood This is another of those books that have been on our bookshelf forever, and look somewhat battered so I must have read them, but which I’ve forgotten so much of that it’s like reading a completely new book. Well, I still knew that parts of it were darkish. (Horrific monsters

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Rereading Elemental Masters (3)

I must either do the rest of this quickly before it all fades from my mind because I’ve got lots of new books to read on holiday (Hild! and the makings of a Willa Cather binge if it turns out to be as readable as I’ve been led to believe) or leave it until a

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Rereading Elemental Masters (2)

I wanted to say which one of the series is my favourite, but (a) I can’t decide, every time I choose one there’s another that I remember more fondly; (b) I don’t actually like rating things; and (c) it tends to change with my mood. I was also going to say which is my least

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Rereading Elemental Masters (1)

I’ve been rereading the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey (and have now also read all but one of the new books in the series) and I intend to write at least a little bit about each one. Too much for one post, though; I’ll see how far I get. Don’t expect elaborate reviews: just

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