Unbound by Jim C. Hines

Sep. 21st, 2017 06:37 pm
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Title: Unbound
Author: Jim C. Hines
Series: part three of "Magic Ex Libris", follows Codex Born
Pages: 287
Summary: For five hundred years, the Porters have concealed the existence of magic from the world. Now, old enemies have revealed the Porters’ secrets, and an even greater threat lurks in the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for a thousand years, has returned in the body of a girl named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by Pope Sylvester II, a bronze prison that would grant her the power to command an army of the dead.

Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to stop her, having been stripped of his power and his place among the Porters by Johannes Gutenberg himself. But Isaac is determined to regain his magic and to rescue his former student Jeneta. With no magic of his own, Isaac’s must delve into the darker side of black-market magic, where he will confront beings better left undisturbed, including the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon.

With his loyal fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to unravel a mystery more than a thousand years old as competing magical powers battle to shape the future of the world. He will be hunted by enemies and former allies alike, and it will take all his knowledge and resourcefulness to survive as magical war threatens to spread across the globe.

Isaac’s choices will determine the fate of his friends, the Porters, the students of Bi Sheng, and the world. Only one thing is certain: even if he finds a way to restore his magic, he can’t save them all…

My thoughts:
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Belated Thank Yous

Sep. 20th, 2017 08:45 am
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Friends, I have been remiss in sharing my latest postcard acquisitions (and I really need to get going on the reciprocal part as well). Look what I got on Saturday:

Thank you so much [profile] thesmallhobbit and [personal profile] alisanne for the wonderful notes you sent me! I was so excited to get them! My thoughtful friends are thoughtful! ::grins::

My town is too small to have postcards, so I'm going to make some. Stay tuned!

Hawaii 5-0 fic: Perspectives

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:37 am
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Rating: gen
Warning: bigotted POV in one 'chapterette'
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: writing for fun and not for profit
Beta: Springwoof gave it a looksee, because she is awesome that way.

1) British English spelling
2) Sentinel AU fusion in the ‘Uhane universe
3) OC POVs'

'kay this is a little fic that popped into my mind. I'm not 100% sure I want to put it on A03. It works, imo, as short 'chapters'; so I think that i'll extend it through the comments like the WIP BH fic.
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Title: The Harbors of the Sun
Author: Martha Wells
Series: part 5 of "The Books of Raksura", follows The Edge of Worlds
Pages: 403
Summary: A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey the queens and continue the search alone. Following in a wind-ship, Jade and Malachite make an unlikely alliance of their own, until word reaches them that the Fell are massing for an attack on the Reaches, and that forces of the powerful Empire of Kish are turning against the Raksura and their groundling comrades.

But there may be no time to stage a rescue, as the kidnapped Raksura discover that their captors are heading toward a mysterious destination with a stolen magical artifact that will cause more devastation for the Reaches than anything the lethal Fell can imagine. To stop them, the Raksura will have to take the ultimate risk and follow them into forbidden territory.

My thoughts:
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Title: Typenkompass Bemannte Raumfahrzeuge
Author: Eugen Reichl
Pages: 127
Summary: Basiswissen für Raumfahrt-Freunde

Die große Reihe zur Modellgeschichte mit technischen Daten, Fakten und Bildern.

Alle wichtigen Informationen zu den bemannten Raumfahrzeugen auf einen Blick.

Systematische Kurzbeschreibungen mit Angaben zu Entwicklung und Varianten sowie den wichtigsten Daten und Missionsbeschreibungen.

My thoughts:
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Call the Midwife

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:59 pm
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I've just finished all available seasons (5) of "Call the Midwife" on Netflix and I have to say - I didn't think that I'd like a show about Midwives (some of them nuns) in the 1950/60s in London that much. But I do.

Just in case for some small Spoilers )

Brothers Osborne Video - Hilarious!

Sep. 12th, 2017 11:16 pm
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My work friend recommended this music video. I already liked the song so I thought, why not? And OMG, the hilarious political undertone!

Come for the music and stay for faux-Trump getting hit by a car. ::grins::

Trick or Treat Exchange letter

Sep. 10th, 2017 08:16 am
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Thank you for writing for me! :) I will admit that I'm generally a fluff aficionado and kind of a wuss when it comes to gore and sad/tragic endings, but I've offered a number of "trick" prompts for things I think I'd enjoy. Hopefully my prompts will give you a good feel for the kind of thing I like.

In every one of these fandoms, I love every requested character and would be very happy with any of them that you wish to write. I don't have a unique prompt for every possible character or pairing, but feel free to mix'n'match however you want. Most of my prompts can be used for any individual character or group of characters in that fandom.

Fandoms: Agent Carter, MCU, Stranger Things

Likes/dislikes and general prompts/suggestions )

Fandom-specific requests and prompts )

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

Sep. 11th, 2017 03:30 pm
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Title: Codex Born
Author: Jim C. Hines
Series: part two of "Magic Ex Libris", follows Libriomancer
Pages: 289
Summary: Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg’s power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo in the northern Michigan town of Tamarack, a long-established werewolf territory.

Libriomancer Isaac Vainio is part of Die Zwelf Portenære, better known as the Porters, the organization founded by Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Isaac is called in to investigate the killing, along with Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah and their dryad bodyguard and lover, Lena Greenwood. Born decades ago from the pages of a pulp fantasy novel, Lena was created to be the ultimate fantasy woman, strong and deadly, but shaped by the needs and desires of her companions. Her powers are unique, and Gutenberg’s enemies hope to use those powers for themselves. But their plan could unleash a far darker evil...

My thoughts:
Spoilers )
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