shinyjenni: The Book Of The Still, a picture of a blue hardback book (the book of the still)
The Fictional Mother - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Please Look After This Angel and other winged stories - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Running Through Corridors, Volume 2: The 70s - Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart - Stephanie Burgis
In Other Lands - Sarah Rees Brennan
The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
The Sword in the Stone - TH White
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor: A Matter of Life and Death
The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet: The People's Revolution
Around India in Eighty Trains - Monisha Rajesh

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (five stars), In Other Lands (five stars) )

Didn't finish: A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee )
shinyjenni: Tom Baker reading Doctor Who Weekly (shocking)
All Systems Red - Martha Wells
The Bone Readers - Jacob Ross
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal - Ben MacIntyre
Assassin's Fate - Robin Hobb
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Enigma Tales - Una McCormack
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
The World of Arthur Ransome - Christina Hardyment
Swallowdale - Arthur Ransome
Black Panther: Worlds of Wakanda
The Voyage of the Basilisk - Marie Brennan
Snowspelled - Stephanie Burgis

All Systems Red (five stars), Assassin's Fate (five stars), Station Eleven (five stars), Black Panther: Worlds of Wakanda (three stars), Snowspelled (four stars) )
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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