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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2014-07-02 06:31 am

Reading Wednesday - Sparse overviews are better than nothing?

Charmed Life - I do like this world of magic, & the Chants, even Gwendolyn.

I usually dislike plots that can be resolved by two people simply talking to one another, so I spent most of the book just wanting Cat to TALK to Chrestomanci. Still, I like the world & more importantly, the writing, so I'll be reading more.

Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home - Still really enjoying the writing in this series, which is about Jessica Jones, a former super hero who's now a detective.

The use of frames/etc. is a little different, and I'm interested to see how it translates to TV when the Netflix show based on this series gets made. In the meantime, looking forward to volume 3.

For the Public Good by [ profile] blamebrampton - This was recommended to me on twitter so long ago that I can't remember who recced it >_<
"Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice."

The counterpart in the Communications team is, of course, Malfoy. This takes place post-canon, & I really liked it. Catnip for me, sort of - tons of politics & bureaucracy, I actually found the Harry/Malfoy pretty sweet, & it was funny, too.
I'm going to look for more by this author.
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[personal profile] liseuse 2014-07-02 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm also not super into plots that can be resolved with a conversation, but I don't find it as offputting in the Chrestomanci books as I do in a lot of others. I think it's because children/teenager-adult conversations seem really hard for children/teenagers and ugh, poor Cat. His whole life just makes me sad for him.

Anyway, I am excited to hear what you think about the other Chrestomanci books. Especially Witch Week! (It is my favourite, and it is not anyone else's favourite.)
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[personal profile] metaphortunate 2014-07-04 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, agreed. Cat is terrified of Chrestomanci, of course he's not going to talk to him!
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[personal profile] liseuse 2014-07-04 11:39 am (UTC)(link)
I spend most of Charmed Life just wanting to give Cat a hug, and reassure him that Chrestomanci is nowhere near as terrifying as he thinks he is, and that everything is going to be okay, sugar bun.