shinyjenni: Hermione from Harry Potter hugging her satchel; text reads "♥ books" (hermione hearts books)
The Hidden Oracle - Rick Riordan
Robin: Reborn
Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes
Star Wars: Lando
Star Wars: Princess Leia
Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
The Hearing Trumpet - Leonora Carrington
The Eleventh Doctor: Serve You
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire
Arrows of the Queen - Mercedes Lackey
The Eleventh Doctor: Conversion
Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre
Death by Silver - Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
Under the Skin - EE Richardson
Glitter and Mayhem eds. John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael D. Thomas

Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes (three stars), Star Wars: Lando (three stars), Star Wars: Princess Leia (four stars), Dragonflight (two stars), Every Heart a Doorway (three stars), Death by Silver (five stars), Under the Skin (three stars) )

Didn't finish: A Brief History of Seven Killings )

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Two's Company by Joe Abercrombie. So this was a little on the grimdark side and also full of gore, and yet somehow also a hilarious delight? Not sure how that worked but I'm pleased about it. Plus, queer lady narrator who is 1000000% done with everything, excellent.

Kid Dark Against the Machine by Tansy Rayner Roberts. I just have a lot of feelings about superheroes, I don't know if you knew. ♥ ♥ ♥ Plus, a version of Batman that (just about) stayed on the right side of my Batfeelings is not something to sneeze at.
shinyjenni: Black sihouette of a man wearing a frock coat pointing in the air, standing on top of a star shape, on a gold background (like you're running out of time)
Since it is nearly 2016, here are some things that made me happy in 2015, sorted vaguely by category. There were probably more, but I can't remember what they were right now.

SUPERHEROES
- Peggy Carter, punching people so pleasingly, and realising that trying to win the respect of her male colleagues is trying to win a rigged game. If they don't value her, that's THEIR problem.
- Kara Danvers, dorky ray of sunshine and superpower.
- Jessica Jones, bruised and cynical and fundamentally heroic.
- Kamala Khan, noblest of dorks.
- Carol Danvers, punching the sky. The last issue of her comic made me cry; I am looking forward to seeing her have space adventures with Abigail Brand next year.
- Possibly stretching the definition of "hero" a tiny bit, but Loki: Agent of Asgard was one of my favourite comics of the year, despite the endless crossovers it got tangled up in, and I am sad it's over.
- Age of Ultron gave me NATASHA and WANDA and MARIA and HELEN, and also some boys, some of whom were also quite good, and it was GREAT. And then [personal profile] purplefringe made Wolf Like Me, a beautiful Natasha vid, and everything was excellent.

SPACE DORKS
- I played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and fought a lot of lightsaber battles and lost a lot of money playing Pazaak and it was GREAT. Also this one time I found a gong and I clicked on it and it went bong. (I ask for very little in a computer game.)
- [archiveofourown.org profile] kathkin's lovely Second Doctor era fic made me very happy this year.
- seeing "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "Trials and Tribble-ations" (aka "Kirk Is Super Done With Everything About Today" and "Jadzia has the best day ever") with many excellent humans.
- reading Una McCormack's The Crimson Shadow and still wanting to draw hearts around it months later, for reasons of GARAK, and also spoilers )
- my gaming group is slowly starting to work its way through Mass Effect. I AM EXCITE.

BOOOOOOKS
- Sarah Caudwell's Hilary Tamar mysteries, recommended to me by [personal profile] raven, are a gem: witty and delightful.
- I read Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor the other day and, oh, my heart. People trying to be kind and to act rightly in difficult situations. ♥
- I followed Tansy Rayner Roberts's Musketeer Space, a retelling of The Three Musketeers, but with lots of women and queer people and brown people, and also set in space, as it was being serialised, and I loved it SO MUCH. Highly recommended! I want to read a million more things like it.

OTHER
- Hamilton! I feel like I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said at length elsewhere, but I really love it and am so excited about the fact that I'm going to see it next year. :DDDD
- Sense8! I didn't talk about this anywhere, but I really enjoyed it. I loved that it took its time and really immersed us in the characters, and I liked (almost) all the sensates and their associated humans a whole lot.
- Person of Interest's Sameen Shaw. PRECIOUS VIOLENT WEIRDO. <3
- KORRA. The last two seasons were SO GOOD.
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Fear Itself: Heroes for Hire
Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500 - Henrietta Leyser*
Enemies at Home - Lindsey Davis
Saga vol. 5
Superman/Batman: World's Finest*
The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria - Max Adams
The Small House At Allington - Anthony Trollope
Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaronovitch
Rat Queens: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth*
The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman
New Teen Titans vol 2
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - James Tiptree Jr
Tomboys and Bachelor Girls: A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1946-1971 - Rebecca Jennings*
Musketeer Space - Tansy Rayner Roberts*
Trust Me - Malorie Blackman*

Didn't finish: Bel Canto - Ann Patchett. I feel SLIGHTLY guilty for just abandoning this halfway through, but it was annoying me and I have a lot of other things to read, and also I spoiled myself for the end and it didn't seem worth it. It had that literary novel thing where there was a constant subtext of "by the way this is all SUPER MEANINGFUL JSYK", and I didn't like the fact that it was explicitly set in a mishmash of stereotypes rather than an actual South American country, and the few women mostly only got to be seen through the men's eyes rather than having point of view sections and ugh I just didn't care.

a selection of things I did finish )

(Quick housekeeping note: I have run out of room for new tags on LJ, which is why they are a little sparse over there. /o\ Also, because I haven't mentioned this in a while, my decisions about which things I write about are pretty random, feel free to poke me for opinions on things I haven't said anything about if you want! ♥)
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Gatty's Tale - Kevin Crossley-Holland*
Wolverine and the X-Men Vol 6
X-Factor: Together Again for the First Time
X-Factor: The Road To Redemption
X-Men: S.W.O.R.D.: No Time To Breathe
Araña: Heart of the Spider
Ms Marvel: War of the Marvels
Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself Fallout
Journey Into Mystery: The Terrorism Myth
Black Widow and the Marvel Girls*
She-Hulk: Superhuman Law
Knights of the Old Republic: Days of Fear, Nights of Anger
Star Trek: The Never Ending Sacrifice - Una McCormack
Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: Exiled
Journey Into Mystery: The Manchester Gods
Black Widow: Homecoming
Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her
Araña: In The Beginning
Lion in the Valley - Elizabeth Peters
Araña: Night of the Hunter
Mighty Avengers: Family Bonding
The Mighty Thor/Journey Into Mystery: Everything Burns
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol 2
The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope
Spider-Girl: Family Values
Joan of Arc: A History - Helen Castor
Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets
Star Trek Voyager: No Man's Land - Christie Golden*
Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed
Seven Days of Joyeux - Tansy Rayner Roberts*
Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater
Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith
Lagoon - Nnedi Okorafor
The Handbook for Dragon Slayers - Merrie Haskell*

(Explanatory note: I took advantage of a cheap deal for a month's subscription to Marvel Unlimited in December and attempted to read ALL THE THINGS before it ran out...)

books )
shinyjenni: Hermione from Harry Potter hugging her satchel; text reads "&hearts; books" (hermione hearts books)
Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements - Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Diamonds and Deceit - Leila Rasheed
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther?
Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution - Laurie Penny*
The Middleman: The Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress - Sarwat Chadda
Green Arrow: The Sounds of Violence
Komarr - Lois McMaster Bujold
X-Men: Powerless
Amelia Cole and the Unknown World
Legend - Marie Lu*
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, ed. Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios*
Pratchett's Women: Unauthorised Essays on the Female Characters of Discworld - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb
Athena's Daughters ed. Jean Rabe
50 Roman Mistresses: Scandal, Virtue and Womanhood in Ancient Rome - Tansy Rayner Roberts*
Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth Century Britain - Lucy Lethbridge
The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters

words )

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