Posts Tagged: mystery

Reading notes, week 8

Currently reading: From All False Doctrine by Alice Degan (because I’m doing Be The First; there’s literally no fanfic of it yet). See Week 40. Put aside for now: The Element of Fire by Martha Wells (of Murderbot fame, which I’m not sure I want to read). It’s interesting to read fantasy with such a

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Reading notes, week 6

February 12: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures #2) by KJ Charles. I love the writing! That it’s #2 of something I haven’t read #1 of doesn’t seem to matter much. It is a pity that it’s mainly a M/M romance and I don’t like M/M sex scenes. Especially not hate and/or revenge sex.

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Reading notes, week 3

January 23: In the Fifth at Malory Towers. Again, there’s a new girl in the form, will that persist until the sixth form? (Spoiler: yes.) Some rehashing of earlier books at the beginning but then the story takes off and it’s one of the better ones, giving most girls a chance to shine. Thrones, Dominations

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Reading notes, week 2

January 13: First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, as a short vacation from the Lord Peter Wimsey reread. I used to know the whole series by heart in Dutch when I was about 10, but this is the first time I read the original and it’s confusing that all the names are different,

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Reading notes, week 52

December 25: Hangman’s Holiday by Dorothy L. Sayers. Short story collection that actually contains a Christmas story or two. Didn’t time it this way on purpose but it was a nice surprise! December 24: How Lovely Are Thy Branches: A Young Wizards Christmas. I’d forgotten that it was this good. December 23: The How Lovely

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Reading notes, week 51

December 18: Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers. Might also want to watch the film version, though Ian Carmichael matches my headcanon for Lord Peter a lot less than Edward Petherbridge does. Also some more canon review for another Yuletide pinch hit. Turned out that I didn’t need it once the characters and their

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Reading notes, week 49

December 4: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers. Also better than I remember, with more coherence. And time-appropriate misogyny, some of it perpetrated by women. Ah well, one can’t have everything. December 3: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers. Better than I remember but with some cringey moments (“sixteen generations of feudal privilege stirred

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Reading notes, week 48

November 28: Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie. Goodness, an Agatha Christie I’d never read! Poirot’s grown on me or something. Slightly too much marriage woes and implied adultery and similar stuff for me but it was exciting, the ending was surprising (in a good way) and the people who deserved to be happy

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Reading notes, week 45

Read a couple of Yuletide canon books which I’m not listing (until later, probably). This state of affairs may last a couple of weeks as I write treats. November 5: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie. A Poirot that starts with Ariadne Oliver, and I never know if I love her or hate her when

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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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