Posts Tagged: young wizards

Reading notes, week 45

(I was on holiday and didn’t note what I finished exactly when; they’re in order, anyway.) Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane. Goodness, this is so much more intricate (in both plotlines) than I remember! And there’s a strain of enemies-to-lovers, or at least “was sich liebt, das neckt sich” that faintly irks me but the

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Reading notes, week 44

November 1: Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane. Goodness, wanted to look up a reference and got sucked in and now I’m on a(nother) Young Wizards spree, though not as methodical as the last time around. November 3: High Wizardry by Diane Duane. Better than I remembered, but perhaps YW books have to age, like

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Reading notes, week 40

Instead of doing canon review for the Trick or Treat exchange (need to get the characters right, I do have a probably-working idea and some of the story written) I’m reading Jerry-survives-the-war fixit fic for some reason. And more fanfic. And still more fanfic, making this a monster post because I want at least a

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Reading notes, week 38

September 20: The Deniability of Danishes by E.M. Epps. Prequel to Cold Sandwiches and All, though it can stand on its own quite well. More religion in this one, more politics in the other. Almost everybody is nice, a breeze of fresh air compared to some other things I’ve been reading. Terrible Hours, High Stress,

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Reading notes, week 32

August 7: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers. It gets better on every reread. I still love all the bell-ringing and Hilary Thorpe is now on my list of literary crushes. August 9: The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie. One of the better Poirots, though I dislike the trope of giving the villain POV

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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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