Posts Tagged: young wizards

CrossingsCon

I was so looking forward to CrossingsCon — what’s not to like about a primarily Young Wizards-focused virtual con! Well, for one thing the timezone. I got up for the fanfic meetup at 2:30am my time, but for the other thing two days later I thought “well, if I wake on my own I’ll get

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Reading notes, week 20

May 20: Foolish Hope by Augustine Lang. And that concludes the Fearless Fairwells series. (It’s also about my capacity for romance for now, so it’s not a bad thing.) I may have read it before because I vaguely remember it, or perhaps only the first (few) chapter(s) in the back of another book. It starts

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Reading notes, week 15

April 17: (Inspector French and) the Box Office Murders (both titles exist) by Freeman Wills Crofts. I’d forgotten the existence of Inspector French completely, and this is one I hadn’t read before! Very slight period-true cringe moments but the inspector is a decent, respectful human being, who listens to his wife when she has something

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Reading notes, week 4

January 30: Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster. It was next up in my unread books. I (re)read it online at lightning speed in order to beta-read someone’s Yuletide story, and now wanted to read it at a normal pace. It’s still delightful. I could go on for ages about how it’s so set a

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Yuletide 2020 writing

Claiming bragging rights. By the comments I got, I think I’m entitled. A Letter, Unsent (1078 words) – Margery Kempe & Julian of Norwich This was my actual assignment, the other three long stories are pinch hits. When I offered it I hoped SO MUCH that I’d get it and already had snatches of text

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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 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 35

August 29: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. After seeing the (excellent!) miniseries we discussed how it’s different from the book so I wanted to read the book again. It’s even better than the film. Perhaps I’ll read Making Money next. August 25: More fanfic. Young Wizards crossover, mostly. I so want there to be Young Wizards/Lord Peter

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Reading notes, week 31

During Worldcon, July 29/30 – August 1-2: Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones. A friend wanted song lyrics from it and their book was at home while they are sheltering with their parents, so I sent a photo, and then I wanted to read it. I think I’m rereading all the Dalemark books on

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Reading notes, week 30

July 22: An Unwilling Heart, Young Wizards fanfic. I clicked on it accidentally on the Kobo and skimmed about half of it before I realised that yes, I did want to read it. Somewhat painful but very good. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Oh my. “Baking’s not exactly a high-mortality profession”. (Spoiler:

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