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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2014-07-10 06:21 pm

Reading Wednesday on Thursday

Rosemary and Rue - I got this from the library because I've been following Seanan McGuire on Twitter for a while & find her pretty cool. I'd bounced off of Feed a while ago, but thought I'd try this urban fantasy series. It reminds me of Kitty Norville in how in the first book, the protagonist is bucking away from the abusive paranormal situation she's been in for a while.
This one's a little different, though, because the protagonist spent 14 years as a koi, in a pond. Random, lol. I plan to read more!

March Story, vol. 1 - This was okay?! Paranormal stuff happening in what they call the 18th century but I'm pretty sure is the 19th, Europe. Very pretty art. Interesting thing with gender that I hadn't seen coming. It's a pity there only seems to be one volume out in English so far.

One Piece, vols. 13-15 - I found the first two volumes really boring. But now that Nami's sick & they're in a snow area trying to find the doctor, I'm finding it really interesting?! I like Vivi even though she's probably temporary. I like that Nami's illness shows how absolutely essential she is to the crew. I think in the first two volumes contained in this omnibus, I was having my typical shounen feelings - annoyed by neverending fights. UGH.

The Lives of Christopher Chant - I liked this WAY MORE than Charmed Life. Christopher is a much more interesting protagonist, and the I found the plot & world-building in this book to be much more fascinating, and I usually don't care about world-building so that's saying a lot.

The insights into everyone who becomes a character in Charmed Life are fascinating, and now I just want to reread certain parts of Charmed Life to see those characters later on. I really love Christopher, & plan to reread this book in the future.

I LOVED the Goddess/Millie. It's so important to me that she found a life she wanted to emulate through books, and let her fictional heroine guide her own actions in a time of crisis - staying loyal to her friends because that's what Millie would do - genius! So special.

Nineteen Seventy-Nine by [ profile] blamebrampton - The last year of Regulus Black's life, which I really, really liked. Even while getting in with the Death Eaters, Regulus checks in on Sirius to make sure he's okay. He accidentally bumps into Lily Potter, with whom he forges an unlikely friendship. This shows Regulus getting deeper & deeper into the Death Eater group, even while questioning some of their methods. His compromises & eventual inability to compromise are fascinating to watch. I appreciate the way that Lucius Malfoy tries to mentor him, too. I'm still looking forward to reading more HP fic by this author.
I think that reading Rowling's latest Cormoran Strike novel has made me really, really long for her to write some adult Harry Potter books, which is why I'm trying to fill the hole with politically intelligent fanfiction.
meganbmoore: (Default)

[personal profile] meganbmoore 2014-07-11 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
My adoration of Vivi and her plot ALMOST surpasses my love for Nami. But doesn't quite manage.

Lovelovelove the Toby Daye books.
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2014-07-11 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
because the protagonist spent 14 years as a koi, in a pond.

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[personal profile] meganbmoore 2014-07-11 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
No other heroine can claim to have PTSD from spending 14 years as a koi.
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[personal profile] the_andy 2014-07-11 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
Lives of Christopher Chant was always my favorite of the series (though I should reread the more recent ones). Especially for the Goddess and Throgmorten.
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2014-07-11 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Lives of Christopher Chant was always my favorite of the series (though I should reread the more recent ones).

This is exactly my thought too, including the need to reread the more recent ones.

Janet Chant is basically my favorite but I love Christopher Chant too. I should get another Chrestomanci-esque dressing gown, hahaha.
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[personal profile] wrdnrd 2014-07-11 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)