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How did your weekend reading go? If you planned on anything specifically, did you read it?

Date: 2017-01-30 03:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Yeah, I got caught up on what he's been up to on the Guardian site yesterday, and it's just so overwhelmingly horrifying.

I've been re-reading Charlie Stross's Laundry Files books*, and realising there are thematic similarities with the Rivers of London series - both have a youngish hero becoming involved in policing hidden magic under the tutelage of an elder adept. The differences being that the Laundry Files are security services rather than police flavoured, and heavier on both humour and horror.

*And was rewarded with a Laundry Files flavoured dream/nightmare. Thanks brain.

Date: 2017-01-30 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Neither did I until this re-read.

To be honest, I only realised because I got confused as to which plot belonged to which series! The entire WWII background for Rivers of London could be ported wholesale to the Laundry Files without any major issues (or vice versa).

Date: 2017-01-30 07:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou
Apparently I’ve never read any of the Rivers of London series, and I’m not quite sure why, since it sounds like my sort of thing. I’ve just bought the first one in the series and added it to the queue — thanks for the prompt!

Date: 2017-01-30 11:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I'm trying to work out whether I read anything at all over the weekend, other than online things. I might have started another book, another one of the library ones that have to be returned at the end of Feb. I definitely read quite a number of patchwork patterns, because I caught up from 0 to 15 completed blocks!

Date: 2017-01-30 06:57 pm (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
That’s a lot of blocks — yay for you!

Date: 2017-01-31 05:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Thanks. At this point, they are 3" (finished) blocks, but it has still been a bit of a slog.

Date: 2017-01-31 05:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Very enjoyable. And surprisingly well written instructions.

Date: 2017-01-30 03:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bonnefois
I finished Heart 2 Heart by Julie Cannon. I'm now working on The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews and You Matter, a self health book. Both are library books, though You Matter is an audiobook.

My next box of books to send is almost full.
Edited Date: 2017-01-30 03:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-30 07:06 pm (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
I’ve only read one book since last report, but it was a long one: Hild by Nicola Griffith. I think it was [personal profile] ceb who recommended this. It has a lot of characters with similar-looking names, so I struggled a bit with keeping track of who was who.

Also, it felt rather as though the novel started slightly after the beginning of the actual story, which I know is always going to be an issue with novels based on Actual Historical Events, but I’d have liked to have had a bit more context about Edwin and Hild’s father and why Hild was living where she was living at the start of the book. I’ll re-read it at some point, though, and hopefully manage to follow it better next time.

(I loved the descriptions of day-to-day domestic life, and wished there had been more of that.)

Date: 2017-01-31 11:00 am (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
It definitely requires brain. I wish it had included some sort of “cast of characters” list!

Date: 2017-01-31 05:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Intriguing! Thanks for the review -- it sounds like something to put on my 'maybe when I have more time' list (at the moment, I'm reading things where I can keep track of the plot/characters even if I'm a bit brain-fogged)

Date: 2017-01-31 11:01 am (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
Yes, it’s a good read, but not if brain-fogged!

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