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karenhealey ([personal profile] karenhealey) wrote2013-08-05 08:33 pm

Sunday Reading

Okay, it's a day late, but I WROTE it yesterday. I just did lesson planning and forgot to post

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Internets, I have chemicals in my hair, chemicals in my face, and I'm about to put some more on my nails.

Femininity is FUN!

Finished Reading:

Cold Steel, Kate Elliott. YAAAAAAAAY. Pretty much everything happened that I wanted to happen. I loved Cat's spirit nature becoming more and more relevant to her characterization (no time for thinking! Must sex!) and Bee going, you know what? I AM AN AMAZING ORATOR, WATCH ME CHANGE THE WORLD WITH SPEECHES. And Rory, holding the hands of the dying, oh SWEETIE. And Vai, you tricky arrogant darling, so torn between your varying obligations and your beliefs. Yaaaay! Highly enjoyable, third in a series, grab the first two. Very YA friendly, too.

Hawkeye: My Life As A Weapon and Hawkeye: Little Hits, by Fraction, Aja, et al. EEEEEEEEEE how I love the unheroic bits of superhero life. Clint Barton and Kate Bishop (both Hawkeye) function as perfect foils for each other in this awesomely written, superbly drawn, INCREDIBLY colored comic saga. Long may it live.

Currently Reading:

A History of the Wife, Marilyn Yalom. Fun! Super readable! I really like the way it tracks the history of the companionate marriage, as well as some interesting things on birth control, suffrage (DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS NOT IN THE INDEX? NEW ZEALAND IS NOT IN THE INDEX) and abortion.

Illustrated Daughters of Britannia, Katie Hickman. Enh. The pictures are pretty, and I like the anecdotes, but there's not a lot of oomph to this slight history of British ambassadorial hostesses.


The Single Witch's Survival Guide, Mindy Klasky. Yaaaaay, Jane Madison returns! With all new troublesome magical times, plus yummy David. I really love the lady relationships in this series, and this promises more excellent fun times.