shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Dusty Answer - Rosamond Lehmann
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: BFF
The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke
Wildthorn - Jane Eagland
Signal to Noise - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Child of Flame - Kate Elliott*
Mockingbird: I Can Explain
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing - Diana Wynne Jones
Tell the Wind and Fire - Sarah Rees Brennan
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Hemlock and After - Angus Wilson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Know It's True
Sex Criminals: Three The Hard Way

*with a certain amount of skimming; it's book four of seven, over 800 pages long, and there are some storylines I just do not care about any more. /o\

Wildthorn (two stars), Signal to Noise (two stars) )

Didn't finish: The Long War )

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Flying Magic (Stephanie Burgis): Delightful short story set in the Kat, Incorrigible universe, in which Kat has to deal with her own children. <3
Fire Watch (Connie Willis): wonderful and also heartbreaking.
Superior (Jessica Lack): v. enjoyable m/m romance, with superheroes.
shinyjenni: Tom Baker reading Doctor Who Weekly (shocking)
Midwinterblood - Marcus Sedgwick
*JLA: Year One
*Earthward: Book One
Doctor Who: The Tomorrow Windows - Jonathan Morris
Servant of the Empire - Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
Young Allies
*Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction ed. Erin Underwood and Hannah Strom-Martin
*A Most Improper Magick - Stephanie Burgis
*Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects - James Goss and Steve Tribe
*Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity
Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals
Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods
*Time and Relative Dissertations in Space ed. David Butler
*Batwing: In the Shadow of the Ancients
Wonder Woman: Beauty and the Beasts

Didn't finish: Always Coming Home - Ursula Le Guin. Giving up on this one was something of a wrench: I really did respect what it was trying to do, (re)creating a future post-crash society through anthropological studies. Plus it's URSULA LE GUIN, it's supposed to be a classic (I think), and also I'd already sunk a week's worth of reading time into it before I hit breaking point. But I wasn't really enjoying reading it - the form made me feel so disconnected from the content - and all the gender, sex and sexuality stuff was so disappointingly normative, and then I hit the Moon Dance section which was SO SKEEVY wrt sex and gender and I just couldn't any more. (I still have it out from the library, if anyone feels like convincing me it's worth finishing.)

feelings about the stuff marked with asterisks )

I am slightly surprised that I have nothing to say about all the Wonder Woman I've read, but reaction-wise I think I am still stuck on DIANAAAAAAAA. :D


shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
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