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Reading notes, week 4

Eye Spy by Mercedes Lackey. #2 of Family Spies. I love the kickass ace engineer protagonist! I like the clueless-but-good masters she goes on a journey with! I like the down-to-earth woman mercenary captain! But the real-world politics references are a bit much, Dudley Remp (almost typed my own last name which is only one

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Reading notes, week 3

Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey., #2 of The Herald Spy. Much marriage! Much wonderful undercovering! Actually okay mine owners (and does the nice mine owner’s very nice son actually have a chance with the smart handmaiden?) Perhaps a bit too much sportsball but at least it’s functional, and the intelligent boy gets a

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Reading notes, week 2

Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey. Yes, this seems to be a full series reread, right up to the end of Family Spies. Virtual TBR pile is getting higher but that makes it all the more delicious to look forward to. This is the one of which I said, in August 2022, that there was FAR TOO

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Reading notes, week 1

Last week completed three full years of the reading notes! Even though there are some weeks that I read nothing but fanfic and couldn’t be hedgehogged to list every single story, or was doing canon review so I couldn’t disclose the actual books and forgot to make a note so I can’t retroactively fill it

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Reading notes, week 51

Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey. Not by far as cringey as I feared, except (a) major, MAJOR Failure To Communicate, (b) is that sex scene really necessary? (well, it also serves to establish that casual sex among Heralds is common; okay) (c) so much teenage angst! And now I notice that the Arrows books are

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Reading notes, week 50

Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey. Comfort reread, back to my first Valdemar love. Not by far as cringey as I was afraid it would be after years (the last time I read it must be before January 1, 2019, or I’d have logged it). I’m sure (a) that it will spark a full

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Reading notes, week 48

November 29: Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey and many others. As I said before, a very mixed bag but I think I’ve become more accustomed to fanfic in two and a half years because I could appreciate almost all the stories. Still no patience for the military one, though.

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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 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 28

July 10: Fortune’s Fool by Mercedes Lackey (Five Hundred Kingdoms #3). Much more disjointed (several different stories) than I remember; I’d almost wish she’d stuck to the main story, which has more than enough meat for a whole book. But I do like the little preliminaries too. Full of wonderful people! Bechdel test pass (unless

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