In which I just want to grumble about the new episode of Legends of Tomorrow, because people need to stop being mean to Mick, and I want Leonard Snart back with a characterization that is just a bit similar to how he's been at, well, at some point in either The Flash or LoT, really...


What I've recently finished reading

Kim Harrison: The Witch With No Name, which I mostly read to get done with the series (and I'm not touching the new prequel series the author's started). The series started well enough, but honestly? I've gotten very tired of the urban fantasy subgenre that stars a heroine who inevitably turns out to be not just supernatural, but super special and unique. Anyway, it's the last book, and it feels like all of the sudden the author remembered that she had a bunch of big plotlines that needed to get tied up, but that's how it goes.

Brian K. Vaughan: We Stand On Guard, which - the US really is the go-to evil country these days, isn't it.

Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination. Can I have a movie starring Dominic Purcell? Okay, okay, focus on the book - it's interesting. I mean, it's science fiction, so obviously of its time, and it never quite seemed to be able to decide whether women were kept locked up or worked sensible, professional jobs. But I did like the sheer messy world of it, and sometimes I liked Gully Foyle and sometimes I didn't

Malkøbing museum - I liked the concept a lot. A short story collection centered around the exhibits in a small town museum - it just. The clippins surrounding each short story never quite manage to do what I always look for in that sort of thing, the stories themselves were - mostly okay, except that the first couple were set in the start of the 20th century and kept trying to make their characters sound time appropriate and not quite making it. I liked the concept, the execution could have been better.

Marini: Les Aigles de Rome V. Hey, look, I could have used some more enemy mine frenemy plotline in this series, but at the end of the day, reading about the Germans kicking the Romans asses at Teutoburg was perfectly entertaining, even if French comic books have their own set of standard comic book tropes that'll make me roll my eyes.

John Arcudi: B.P.R.D. 8: Killing Ground - which mostly reminded me why I stopped reading this series way back the first time around. Oh well, I requested the next volume before actually reading this, so I guess we'll give it one more chance.

What I'm reading now

G.D. Falksen's A Long-Awaited Treachery, which is the third in an absolutely ridiculous Victorian age with vampires and werewolves I'm greatly enjoying, Maria Turtschaninoff's Anaché, which so far has gorgeous nature and life descriptions, a fascinating spirit world and exactly the sort of patriarchal society I had feared it would have after reading Maresi, and Cullen Bunn's Lobo: Beware His Might, which still has the ridiculously wrong Lobo.

What I'm reading next

Either the next book in Cornwell's Saxon Stories or the first of the Witcher novels. Well. Unless the library wants something else back sooner.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 65


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