Sep. 1st, 2016

dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Books:

Finally (FINALLY) actually reading the Random House paperback Captive Prince, after reading the self-pubbed ebook version back in… 2012? I have managed not to get spoiled for Book 3 yet PLEASE DON’T SPOIL ME.

Books finished:

Penric’s Demon (http://ift.tt/2b7711u) by Lois McMaster Bujold. Ohhh man this was DELIGHTFUL. I love the Chalion-verse, and this was such a fun trip through a new corner of it. I was also (as I have been studying romance structure a bit lately, in hopes of making my professional writing less full of ripping stuff out and starting over) really fascinated to note how much it is structured as a romance between Penric and his demon. 

Relatedly, I need SO MUCH pornfic about Penric and his demon, with or without other actual humans involved.

Interface (http://ift.tt/2cg77TJ) by Stephen Bury, a pseudonym for Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George. Uh. Man. I did not enjoy this book on like, many levels. I was not already a Neal Stephenson fan, and I… continue not to be a Neal Stephenson fan. And @iuliamentis is not allowed to recommend any more books to me until she reads The Mad Earl’s Bride by Loretta Chase in recompense. (I mean, except for Contact, which I already borrowed from her, becasue Carl Sagan. I feel like I can trust Carl Sagan.)

Fic:

I have 7 fic tabs open, and another 59 Marked for Later on AO3. I’m currently halfway through reading “how cold steel is (and keen with hunger)” by jinlinli, part of the FLOOD of new stories from the Stucky Big Bang 2016. 

Fic finished:

(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently–you can see all my bookmarks at http://ift.tt/2bFC4A9)

Every Tree That Is Pleasant (http://ift.tt/2byfchC) by @spitandvinegar. OH MAN YOU GUYS. FERAL STEVE-AND-BUCKY WITH THEIR HATRED OF CLOTHES AND THEIR SECRET TWIN LANGUAGE, I CANNOT EVEN THIS IS SO GREAT GO READ IT RIGHT NOW. Plus gorgeous art by @pium-poetam!

These American Dreams (ain’t no white picket fences left for me) (http://ift.tt/2b4f1Qe) by kariye. AHHHH THIS WAS ALSO FUCKING BRILLIANT (AND IS ALSO NOT NEARLY AS MUCH OF AN AU AS YOU MIGHT THINK WHEN YOU START READING). Bucky is living a quiet life in a small town in Indiana, working as a mechanic, putting off visiting his sister a few towns over, and there’s this guy who keeps jogging past his place wearing a really tight t-shirt. <3

Third Floor (http://ift.tt/2bsUSOu) by thingswithwings. Ghostbusters, Holtzy/Patty. In which Holtzmann just does not know why Patty is in her space ALL THE TIME. (Until she finally realizes why.)

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