So - two weeks in one post, and yes, it's on a thursday. Again. Shame, shame, shame, shame on me.

In between reading and getting ready for my vacation I am occasionally hunting pokemons - no Moltres, yet. Annoying animals.

What I've recently finished reading

Dave Justus & Lilah Sturges: Everafter: The Pandora Protocol
I used to really like Willingham's Fables, but maybe I should just accept that the spin-off comics are just never going to work for me. Connor Wolf is an arrogant brat - he might have the powers to pull it off, but he's still annoying (also, was that him in the final chapter? Because this whole comic doesn't exactly leave you liking the fables, but that one was particularly unpleasant.). Frankly, the most nuanced character here felt like Hansel, and he ended up going splat.

M.D. Lachlan: Lord of Slaughter
Vikings and werewolves - though sometimes I wish this series was less mythical...

Francesca Coppa: The Fanfiction Reader: folk tales for the digital age
I rather liked this book. I mean, it's really just a collection of fanfic, though I must admit, I think the only ones I'd actually read before we're the Supernatural racebending comic and the Star Wars story focusing on Finn. The rest were new to me (and I might have tracked down a couple I particularly liked on AO3 and left notes to that effect) - not really surprising, though. Most of the fandoms and pairings and tropes featured aren't my usual thing, but most of the stories were good.

Anyway, I also like the idea of the book - I mean, it must be hugely convenient to educators wanting to teach about fanfiction and not wanting to end up setting a bunch of college students lose on some random, poor, unsuspecting fanfic writer's opus, the way somebody did a while back. And it's a nice collection of fanfic genres and tropes. So, that's nice.

Aleksandar Hemon: Nowhere Man
Well. That was - kinda bland? I mean, the concept of a story told entirely through different viewpoint characters is alwys appealing, but honestly, the life of Jozek Pronek just isn't that interesting.

Emil Brahe: Okkult mekanik
Hmmm. I liked the weird amazon-smurf creatures?

Anna Neye: Emma Gad for hvide
I like Anna Neye's writing style. Alas, between having read a fairly large number of books on the Danish Westindies, and having read a lot of tumblr post and other internet things, I must admit, this book didn't feel like it had anything new to say.

Mette Sejrbo: Varulvens forbandelse
I think I liked the story of Jonas the werewolf and his search for answers far more than the story of Emilie the young witch seeking refuge in meaningless sex in this book. Of course, as the title says, this is Jonas' book - though I suppose that means the next book will focus on the evil vampire? I hope not. (Also - every month the witches don't reveal the existence of werewolves to the world is more deaths on their hands. This is the 21st century. Pass a law that all boys turning 16 has to spend the full moon nights in a nice, secure cage to determine whether they change, and presto: no more teenage boys turning into slavering monsters and eating their tiny siblings.) (I need to learn to stop arguing with random genre novels.)

What I'm reading now

Mike Mignola's The Black Goddess and Mutants & Masterminds 2nd ed.

What I'm reading next

We'll see.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 130
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