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Reading notes, week 18

May 2: So You Want to Be a Wizard, because I already had it open and noticed it while I was looking for some fanfic to read while cooling down from One Good Knight. Young Wizards is always a nice comfort read, and it might give me enough circumstance to finish the space meerkat story.

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Reading notes, week 17

April 23: Novel-length Harry Potter/Lord Peter Wimsey crossover fanfic. Jerry, Winifred and Hilary go to Hogwarts, Professor (Harriet) Vane is the Potions master, I don’t know what Lord Peter is doing here (except woo Harriet), but he must be something high-up in the Ministry of Magic because he’s “Mr Wimsey” not “Professor Wimsey”. Violet Cattermole

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Reading notes, week 16

April 16: Wat doe je? O niks (Portrait of a mother) by HarriĆ«t Freezer. 1965, and it shows. I recognise some things from when I had offspring at home but mostly it’s very, very dated. Well written though, and at times really funny. Read this mostly while waiting for Skype to do our bidding (which

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Reading notes, week 15

April 11: Sun in Glory, another Valdemar anthology. The story by Michelle West was very disturbing and ended somewhat inconclusively (but happily, I think). Another story made me think COMPANIONS DON’T DO THAT! (deceive their prospective Chosen to set them an arbitrary and somewhat dangerous test), I skimmed two more, and now I’m on one

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Reading notes, week 3

By now we all know it’s 2020, don’t we? January 18: Simon Hawke, The Slaying of the Shrew. I was on the train and quickly wanted something to read without a lot of scrolling through the list and the burden of choice. It’s got the same advantages and disadvantages as #1: not spectacularly good but

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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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Two scenes

Tempted as I am to do a chapter-by-chapter readalong of The Fire Rose, I know I’m likely to run out of steam before the end so I won’t. Especially as both scenes I want to highlight by way of synecdoche (see! I know what the word means now!) are near the end. Warning: spoilers. Knowing

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2014 reading roundup

Preliminary disclaimer: I dislike end-of-year overviews. At least I dislike the circumstance that from, well, the end of November until the beginning of January everything is end-of-year overviews. When we still had a subscription to a newspaper (er, last year) I avoided the last issue of the year because it was nothing else than that.

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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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