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Quarter Days - Iona Sharma
Silence: A Christian History - Diarmaid MacCulloch
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
Uprooted - Naomi Novik
The Paradox - Charlie Fletcher
Star Wars: Shattered Empire
The Burning Stone - Kate Elliott
The Sibyl in her Grave - Sarah Caudwell
All-New Ghost Rider: Engines of Vengeance
The House of Eyes - Patricia Elliott
Wolverine and the X-Men: Death of Wolverine
Legends and Liars - Julia Knight
Ultimate Spider-Man: Silver Sable
Karen Memory - Elizabeth Bear
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
Operation S.I.N.: Agent Carter
Star Trek DS9: Hollow Men - Una McCormack
The Gospel of Loki - Joanne Harris
The Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb
The FitzOsbornes at War - Michelle Cooper

Didn't finish: Charm - Sarah Pinborough. Retelling of Cinderella with a rather unlikeable main character and added horror elements. Not terrible but not really my thing and not good enough to make me continue regardless.

Uprooted (three stars), Star Wars: Shattered Empire (three stars), The House of Eyes (three stars), Star Trek: Hollow Men (five stars), The Gospel of Loki (two stars) )
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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.
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
Ayahs, Lascars and Princes: Indians in Britain 1700-1947 - Rozina Visram
*Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter - Pamela Cox and Annabel Hobley
*Family Secrets: Living With Shame from the Victorian Era to the Present Day - Deborah Cohen
Black Widow: The Tightly Tangled Web
Original Sin: Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
Heroes for Hire: Control
Green Arrow: The Archer's Quest
New Avengers: Breakout
Storm: Bring the Thunder
Truth: Red, White and Black
She-Hulk: Time Trials
The Last Camel Died At Noon - Elizabeth Peters
Heroes For Hire: Ahead of the Curve
*New X-Men: Academy X: Choosing Sides
*New X-Men: Academy X: Haunted
*New X-Men: Hellions
*New X-Men: Academy X: X-Posed
*New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 1
*New X-Men: Childhood's End, Vol 2: Crusade
The City of Silk and Steel - Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey
*Phonogram: Rue Britannia
*Star Trek: The Crimson Shadow - Una McCormack
Posse of Princess - Sherwood Smith
She-Hulk: Laws of Attraction
The Hippopotamus Pool - Elizabeth Peters

(Another month of Marvel Unlimited! Though I read all the stuff I was really excited about last time I signed up, so most of this fell on a spectrum from "this was fine" to "this didn't quite annoy me enough to make me stop reading it", Truth: Red, White and Black being the honourable exception.)

books and also comics )

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