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: Spaceship: the Liberator (liberator)
1.) This week on Law and Order: Whoniverse Bingo Edition - Anjli Mohindra aka Rani Chandra! Brilliant. Sadly she didn't have that many scenes, and none with Freema Agyeman, but I thought she was pretty good in the ones she did have. (And next week L&O:WBE bringeth us THE DON WARRINGTON OF RASSILON. ...wait, is next week's the last one? Noooooo!) Also making me happy this week: Una! She was fantastic. I hope our heroes try and get someone for tax fraud EVERY week. And there's a sentence I never thought I'd type.

2.) Yesterday was my afternoon off and I did NOTHING, it was brilliant. I finished To Say Nothing of the Dog (♥) and read a big chunk of Strong Poison (sheer coincidence that I read this next, nothing to do with the vast number of references to it in TSNOTD). Then I curled up and listened to The Prisoner of Peladon, which I enjoyed very much, though I cannot guarantee I heard all of the plot due to being sleepy and warm, and David Troughton having a very soothing voice.

3.) I had forgotten how much I hate setting in sleeves, and have resolved from now on only to knit sleeveless things, or top down things (like this one which I have already made). At least I had an episode of Babylon 5 to watch at the same time - 'Babylon Squared', which is a great episode. I wish I hadn't seen 'War Without End' first, which spoiled the ending somewhat, but nevertheless it is very good. I particularly liked Delenn's storyline, with spoilers )

ETA 4) Big Finish are looking for submissions for new Short Trips audios. !!!! YAY.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (jo is cheery)
1.) Reading an exellent book, as I am at the moment, is very cheering to the spirits. My train of thought goes something like this: "This is a great book. It surely cannot be unique in its greatness. Thus the world must contain many great books for me to discover. Therefore I deduce that the world is a wonderful place." Then I have to go and have a lie down until the Pollyannaish feelings wear off. (The book in question is Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog; I heartily endorse this product. It may help at this juncture for you to imagine me with two thumbs up, grinning widely, but I will quite understand if you prefer not to.)

2.) I have been watching a fair bit of Red Dwarf recently. I decided to try and catch up with all the episodes I never saw when it was on the telly by starting at the beginning of series three (having probably definitely seen the repeats of serieses 1 and 2) and proceeding from there in an orderly fashion. Apparently I've not seen nearly as much as I thought I had, because I've just finished series six and could only say with any certainty that I'd seen two of the episodes before. But this is all to the good as it is like having LOVELY NEW STUFF to watch. Anyway. The DVDs are great, they also get a hearty endorsement due to having many excellent extras: I always save the smeg ups for last as they are usually the best bit. The series six DVDs had a feature about the music which has a) inspired me to try and learn how to play the theme tune on the piano (Howard Goodall made it look so easy! But then he is v. good at the piano and I am a bit rubbish) and b) made me look forward to 'Blue' very much, as just a tiny clip of the Rimmer Song made me laugh like a hyena. Also I now have a new addition to my Red Dwarf Commentary Drinking Game.

3.) *reads over this post* I do talk a lot of nonsense, don't I? Oh well, hopefully it is entertaining nonsense.


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