mrspollifax: (study hall)
1) There is a password that I had to change because one day my brain hiccuped and I was just staring at the keyboard and I couldn't remember the end of it. So I set a new one, but occasionally when I log in *I still type the old password*. And them I'm like, "hey, that is not the password I am looking for anymore, but WHAT DID I JUST TYPE???" My fingers still know the password but my conscious brain definitely does not. DO NOT LIKE.

2) Read all of the new Seanan McGuire book (The Winter Long) in a day because I happened to have time that day. I know I have recced her books before but I really love this series and her writing in general. The first in this series is Rosemary and Rue, and they are kind of Dresden-files-esque except with fae instead of vampires and a fabulous female protagonist. If you just can't with urban fantasy (I admittedly don't read a lot of it myself), she's written stuff that's a little more sci fi under the pen name Mira Grant. I recently read Parasite and really enjoyed it.

3) A very old SG-1 ficlet of mine, like seriously from the stone age or something I swear, got recced a couple of places recently. Which was a very nice surprise, but the reason I mention it this. It's an old Catherine Langford/Ernest Littlefield fic so as you can imagine the total hit count across three posting platforms was … well, I don't actually know, but it was TINY I am sure. And it showed up one day with about ten new kudos on AO3 and then a few weeks later with several new LJ comments and I was like, "OMG THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE READING OLD SG-1 FIC OUT THERE!!! THAT IS SO COOL." Of course I still read old SG-1 fic so I do not know why this would be so surprising/exciting to me?? But it was. Lol.

4) Happy Friday! Anyone have any fun weekend plans? I think I have promised to take my children to get donuts in the morning. My life is very exciting. ;)
mrspollifax: (books)
1) Filed under ways in which I am coping with the current state of politics in my country (besides my annual fall West Wing rewatch): Have just finished reading Feed by Mira Grant, which is set during a Presidential primary 25 years after the zombie apocalypse. YES. Because no matter how much this election might make us all want to tear our hair out, it is not happening after the zombie apocalypse. At least not yet, and if that changes, we'll probably all be too busy getting eaten to care.

Feed by Mira Grant )

2) Filed under chick lit with a bit of scifi flair, and also, I've been looking for a book like this for a long time: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer. Set approximately in present time, but not quite our current history, since NASA is sending off a manned mission to the moon.

Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer )

Anybody else reading anything fun? Once I am done with the zombies, I have an intimidating number of sample chapters sitting around waiting for me on my Kindle. By the time I get around to reading them, I've almost always completely forgotten what they were about or who told me to try them. That is how things like this happen: I started in on Feed at about 10:30 one night, and since the first chapter is one of the bits with actual scary (to me) zombies in it, I had to read that entire chapter to see what happened and then send a bunch of emails out saying "OMG I AM READING ABOUT ZOMBIES RIGHT BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP WHAT WAS I THINKING AAAAAAAAAA!" Funny.
mrspollifax: (han and leia)
This is a Friday sort of a question, I think. If someone asked you to recommend science fiction (not fantasy) novels for a twelve-year-old girl, what titles might you suggest?

On a tangentially-related note, anyone who hasn't already should really go read about Katie the seven-year-old Star Wars fan.

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