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Lexie ([personal profile] sotto_voce) wrote2016-01-02 03:53 pm

Yuletide

I hope everyone had a fabulous new year! I definitely did -- I got to spend it with friends and to go to the Winter Classic (HABS HABS HABS) and Women's Outdoor Classic (ending in a tie was so appropriate), which were A++ incredible. I also had a thoroughly delightful Yuletide -- thanks again to [archiveofourown.org profile] zopponde, [archiveofourown.org profile] Missy, and [personal profile] kindness_says. ♥

This year, I wrote three fics for Yuletide! I had several more in mind too, but as usual, my eyes were bigger than my time management skills. They'll be for NYR eventually, maybe -- my goal for 2016 is to finish at least a couple of non-Yuletide fics.

Black Flag for [archiveofourown.org profile] kiyala (Ballister Blackheart/Ambrosius Goldenloin, Nimona)
When I wander home for [personal profile] littledust (Larissa "Lardo" Duan/B. "Shitty" Knight, Check, Please!)
Jewel of the Indian Ocean for [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea (Fenella Carruth/Pat Merton, Think of England by KJ Charles)

I think many folks on my f-list are already familiar with Nimona and Check, Please!, both of which are thoroughly delightful and I really recommend, so I won't bother evangelizing for them, but now that reveals are done and I can talk about Think of England: oh man, I really loved this book. So did Goodreads, apparently. I wasn't totally sure what I was getting into, at first (I stumbled across this through reading two other people's Twitter back-and-forth, where someone mentioned it in passing as a book she'd liked), and I didn't love the other KJ Charles book I'd tried. BUT THIS ONE, MAN.

I love the early 1900s, Agatha Christie-esque isolated mansion setting, I liked the hero, I loved the love interest (HE'S SO GREAT), and I loved two members of the supporting cast. I devoured the book on my commute one day last month; I hope fellow commuters enjoyed the spectacle of me sitting there silently crying with strangled laughter. I want a bazillion more queer love story books with bonus action/suspense plots. I read it too late to ask for it for Yuletide, but there's always next year!
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2016-01-02 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I've only read one book by K.J. Charles, the first Magpie book. I love KJ Charles' mixture of romance and setting. Think of England is on my to read list.
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2016-01-03 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
I liked the Magpie Lord, it can be pretty dark but it worked for me. Its become one that I reread and I keep feeling grateful for how good it is, the last two romance books I've read have me going eh at them. I have the first book of her next series which I'm curious about.
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[personal profile] summerstorm 2016-01-03 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
People I know on twitter keep recommending Think of England. I'm not much for historical novels, but I may have to give that one a try.
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[personal profile] jothra 2016-01-03 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
I'm in ur AO3 page, readin ur fanfic