Books: I started a Lord Peter Wimsey reread so I’m currently in the middle of Unnatural Death. And after surveying my entire TBR list of Kindle books to determine if any of them would satisfy the “book over 500 pages” category in the Read Harder challenge, I picked Gambled Away to read next–it’s 600 pages of historical romance novellas in which somebody is won/lost as stakes in a game and currently on sale for 99 cents! (http://ift.tt/2gTmfsg)
Whose Body? (http://ift.tt/2hvIt0j) &
Clouds of Witness (http://ift.tt/2hvIt0j) by Dorothy L. Sayers
These are both rereads, though I think it’s been ten years since I read the entire series, so I was able to be surprised all over again by a few things (I posted a few favorite shippy bits from Whose Body? (http://ift.tt/2hh1Fme) and I need to type up the neurological explanation of PTSD and triggering that it includes–for something written in a popular detective mystery in 1923 (and therefore not including the words “PTSD” or “triggering”, of course) it was remarkably congruent to modern understanding, which makes me think about what avid reader from the 1940s might still have those ideas rattling around somewhere…
Anyway. Brilliant & highly recommended, of course.
Hold Me (http://ift.tt/2fzFzKn) by Courtney Milan
( You guys heard all about this yesterday. )
Fic: I currently have 10 fic tabs open, 41 things Saved for Later on AO3, and, oh, look, here comes Yuletide… O___O
(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently–you can see all my bookmarks at http://ift.tt/2bFC4A9)
Where Is Thy Sting? (http://ift.tt/2hgUc6E) This is a WIP on the hydratrashmeme, but it’s up to part 11/? so you get a pretty satisfying chunk of story, and I think it’s pretty accessible to non-trash readers. This is an AU where Steve is found in 1947 and reunited with Peggy–and then, in 1954, Bucky is found as well, already having suffered a significant degree of programming (and significant abuses, including sexual), and Steve and Peggy are there to try to help him recover. The POV is Peggy’s, and I love everything about this perspective and this version of bringing Bucky in from the cold, her relationship with Steve, all of it. <3
Green Ice by Adina (http://ift.tt/2hvIu4n) I don’t think I ever realized that there was an expanded/completed version of the story that first appeared in Yuletide 2006, so I got to cry over Bertie all over again! For those not familiar, this is a Jeeves & Wooster/Lord Peter Wimsey crossover that seeks to reconcile the very different ways two mystery writers in the 1920s addressed the effects of the Great War on their military-aged main characters–Sayers delves into Peter’s trauma, while Wodehouse cheerfully ignores the whole bally thing. Which works as long as it’s allowed to work, and then…
Psychic AU (Hotel Heart & Safe as Houses) by Laughsalot3412 (http://ift.tt/1Ut7Kcj) Leverage OT3 where, as you might guess, psychics are a thing–Hardison is an empath who loves computers because they don’t feel things at him, Parker is a thief who uses her TK to assist her in jumping off of buildings, and Eliot… Eliot has been hurt and needs a team, even if he doesn’t realize it in the beginning. Rated T and there is indeed no actual sexual intimacy (the unexamined aceyness of the relationships is fascinating to me) but it’s tagged “Mind Rape” for Eliot’s pace and also for a lot of things that go on between Eliot and Hardison with dubious consent of the “no go ahead it’s fine, DAMMIT HARDISON I SAID IT’S FINE WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT” variety from Eliot. SO DELICIOUS.
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