Dec. 21st, 2015

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Is it [community profile] yuletide yet?

Ahem. I read Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown, which its cover promised me I would enjoy if I liked Susanna Clarke (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) and Georgette Heyer (she of many titles).

I loved it with squeeful love, which surprised me a little - not in the least because the male protagonist is rather sincere and serious and polite and just, well, decent. Most of the stuff I read or watch and enjoy has protagonists that are a bit more hm roguish?

Not sure if comparing it to JS&MR is really doing it a favor, though. There's an overlap in themes (British magic in danger! studious gentlemen dealing with Faerie!) and yet they didn't really feel alike. That might just be me, though.

I watched Sucker Punch (my mistake! erk), ventured into the first episode of The Bletchley Circle only to decide it wasn't quite the thing to cleanse my palate, and ended up watching The Great Mouse Detective instead, which was all kinds of delightful, even if I'm not sure what censor would label this movie G. (People get eaten! People visit a nightclub with a sexy stripper-ish lady! People get very nearly crushed to death and beheaded! People are adorable mice wearing adorable clothes! Maybe that's why?)

And, to come back where I started, I 'shook my Yuletide gift' and am now in happy anticipation of reading my gift. Not in the least because two other fics were posted in the same fandom. Yesss!

Is it still not Yuletide yet?

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