March 9th, 2014
|07:32 am - 9 Things on 9 March|
1) It's daylight savings time in the US and Canada. I am NOT AMUSED.
2) Also, pollen alerts = difficulty in shaking off the sinus infection. Antibiotics may have to be taken after all.
3) But I'll give it one more day.
4) Book recommendation: the most recent C.S. Harris mystery in her Sebastian St Cyr series (set in the early 1800s, this one set in 1813), When Kings Confess. Fascinating deployment of a real historical mystery about "the Lost Dauphin"; great character-notes about Sebastian, his wife Hero (I am Team Hero all the way), and his friend and colleague Paul Gibson, who gets a love-interest of his own. I'm very glad I stuck it out past the first books, which were not so much to my taste due to transgressive love and profound manpain.
5) Book-note, not quite a recommendation: Dear Mr Knightley, in which the characters reference Austen but the plot is a reworking of Jean Webster's Daddy Long-Legs. I... had trouble with this one, but the idea is cool.
6) I am still watching Emma Approved, although there have some slow moments, because I love this Emma and adore beyond the telling this Mr Knightley. The last episode, "Attitude and Gratitude," introduced us to the most perfect revisioning of Miss Bates evah.
7) I need a fantasy novel to read, but may work on an abandoned draft of my own instead.
8) Master Danger is indicating that the sun is finally up, and it's time to walk.
9) Onward! May your Sunday be filled with all good movement. :)
I only read the first in the St Cyr series, would skipping ahead work?
Movement would be good, there are dishes from last night to be done and clocks to be changed and laundry, always the laundry, but I'm kind of stuck to the couch.
I think skipping ahead in the St Cyr series would work indeed. Here
is the author's page for all the St Cyr mysteries. The relationship with Hero really takes off in Where Serpents Sleep
, so I'd recommend picking back up there. ;)
Cheers, and good thoughts for moving off the couch. [hugs]
|Date:||March 9th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)|| |
: Yes, me too. The Wretched Flufflycat started banging on the bedroom door at 5:30, which yesterday would've been 4:30. I was Not Amused, and want to know who the blankety-blank reset her stomach clock?#4
, I'm on the list for it from the library, so I am very glad to read that you enjoyed it.#7
: Might I recommend anything by Seanan McGuire? Her newest Incryptid novel is just out, and while I didn't love it nearly as much as the first two, it's still pretty good. The Church griffin alone is worth the price of admission, so to speak.
I hope your sinus infection clears itself up soon, and that you're at the least feeling better. *hugs and healing vibes*
Oh goodness for pets making trouble! Damn the time-change.
I'll investigate the Seanan McGuire books. I like every other one in the Toby Daye series, so she's hit-or-miss for me, but I do like her work.
Hugs and energy and a good week ahead for you!
|Date:||March 9th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)|| |
I hope the sinus responds to treatment.
It's a pollen-heavy world, alas!
Hugs and a great Monday ahead, mate.
We finally have spring-like weather here, so I went for a nice long walk and soaked up the sunshine. Hope your sinus infection clears up soon, they're no fun at all.
Cheers for spring-like weather and Vitamin-D-rich sunshine, T! Hope you get more good days, too. :)
Argh daylight savings time ugh.
When Kings Confess sounds cool!
C.S. Harris writes very plotty mysteries indeed, but I love the historical research and her characters. :)
Daylight Savings Time is vile, Gwynne. Vile.
[hugs] Have a good week, regardless!
Rainkatt, I am so happy to hear from you! [massive hugs]
Alas for Payroll Hell Months and bad neighbors, though. I send good thoughts for all of us getting through the Daylight Savings Time shift, and for your knitting and yoga.
What made the love transgressive in this particular story?
I hate daylight savings time. I like darkness. ;)
The transgressive love is class-based at first, then becomes more complicated with twisty reveals of previously unknown parentage, ie. it seems like incest. (Spoiler: it isn't, because of ANOTHER twist.) The real problem for me as a reader is that Sebastian's relationship with Kat Boleyn is mostly an excuse for him to brood and feel put upon. When he begins the relationship with Hero, she challenges and comforts him in ways that I personally find much much much more pleasing. ;)
I want early dusk, too!
Edited at 2014-03-11 11:02 am (UTC)