Daily Happiness

Aug. 21st, 2017 01:17 am
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1. I already finished most of that paid translation job, so I don't have to worry about spending a lot of my day off on it.

2. Tonight's Rick and Morty was pretty good. I liked the Rick and Jerry plotline a lot. (I love Jerry, so I'm glad that him and Beth being separated hasn't meant he's totally out of the picture.)

3. This Molly!

Notes on The Defenders

Aug. 21st, 2017 10:35 am
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Which I come at from the point of view of someone who has only seen Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and the first episodes of Daredevil (which I might one day catch up on) and Iron Fist (which I definitely will not).

So:

Spoilers for all episodes of The Defenders )

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Aug. 20th, 2017 05:21 pm
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I've had mail from [personal profile] dine and [personal profile] sperrywink lately. Thank you both so very much!

We had plans last Monday. For the first time in a while we had nearly a full day to ourselves, the only thing planned was a meet up with Corey, have dinner and then go pay the bond for his new place. Then James got sick. He's got a chest infection, so the bond got paid over the phone and he's pretty much slept since then. He's on antibiotics and an inhaler, so hopefully will start feeling better soon.

Then mam also got a chest infection, but of course with her it was much more serious and she barely escaped being sent to hospital again.

The gym is still going well. The attendant told me last week weekend afternoons tended to be really quiet, and she was right as last Sunday I pretty much had the place to myself. Which meant I got to try out new machines that I wasn't confident about. The rowers were hard, though I think my technique could have been at fault there. I'm very dubious about the cross trainer as it felt like I was going to be thrown off, and the stair climber kills me! But I've used the later two a few more times since then, though I haven't tried the rower again.

James has been nominated for an award at work, so we have invites to a glitzy do at the end of October. Which is great, but we both need evening dress. I don't have evening dress. Sigh.

Game of Thrones is making me happy this season. Also concerned as I get the horrible feeling bad things are going to happen -- because it's Game of Thrones and bad things always happen. cut for spoilers )

I'm also continuing to love Killjoys and last week Masterchef Australia started, episode 1 of no doubt 7076720 and the start of the slow slide into autumn and winter, when the winner will finally be revealed. What with that, the Strictly celebs being announced and Bake Off being advertised it really does feel like the media autumn is within touching distance. I still don't like Bake Off in on C4, though. That is so wrong.

I've been to see Everything, Everything and The Dark Tower recently. The first was okay, the second. Well, that's a few hours of my life I'll never get back.

I'm off to a party tonight, but hopefully will catch up on reading/comments tomorrow.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:31 am
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1. Had some leftover curry tonight for dinner and it was so good and I'm sad there's only a little bit left, so I think I'm going to have to make that again this coming week. (I'm glad the weather's cool enough that I feel like cooking again.)

2. Over the past couple days two slacker employees turned in their two weeks notice, which saved me the trouble of having to fire them.

3. Speaking of cooler weather, Chloe's been cuddling up in the bed again now that it's not so hot.

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Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 6 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: Mame and Souta go on a date.



Chapter 20: P.S. I Love You

And since that brings us to the end of volume 4, here's a full volume download for those who want it.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 19th, 2017 12:43 am
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1. Yesterday we noticed the cats have fleas, so I went to the pet store first thing this morning and got some flea treatment and we've already seen a few dead fleas, so hopefully that will take care of things.

2. It is really chilly tonight!

3. I've got manga ready to post tomorrow (had meant to do it tonight, but too tired).

4. Look at this Jasper! So grown up looking!

Daily Happiness

Aug. 18th, 2017 01:41 am
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1. I got a small paid translation job tonight. Due Tuesday morning Japan time, which means Monday evening for me, so that gives me plenty of time. A lot of times when these guys ask me it's super last minute and the time zones make it impossible, so I'm always happy when it's one I can take.

2. I made chocolate chip cookies. Haven't done any baking in ages since it's been such warm weather, but it really hasn't been bad the last week or so and it really didn't heat up the house too much to make these.

3. I finished another book today, which puts me at fifty books so far for the year. I can't believe it! My goal was originally twenty! It's at sixty now, but I think I'm going to have to end up upping it again at this rate.

4. Molly was sleeping with her paw over her face, and when I went to take her picture, she moved her head but still kept her paw in the same place, which was super cute.

Weekly Reading

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:32 pm
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What are you currently reading?
I read about a chapter more on Attack of the Theater People, but that's it. I think I've only managed to read before bed one time this last week, and every other night I stayed up too late and went straight to sleep. (Even the nights I went to bed early I was too tired to read.)

What did you recently finish reading?
I finally finished The History of Forgetting. This book was kind of a mish-mash of the history of LA, LA in fiction, and some actual fiction about LA. The latter is the weakest part of the book and I think dropping it would have made it a better book overall. A random sixty-page novella dropped in the middle of a work of non-fiction could possibly be made to work, but it didn't here, at least not for me.

I did like the parts that were actual history of LA and a look at how LA has been portrayed in books and movies over the years. This was published about twenty years ago and a lot has changed downtown since then, and I'd be interested to see the author's thoughts on those changes. It looks like an updated version of the book was released about ten years ago, but even that was before the real downtown revival.

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, I have three books marked "currently reading" on Goodreads that I haven't actually started on, so hopefully one or more of those! People in Trouble by Sarah Schulman is what I just added to GR tonight as my current physical book. I read several books by her a few years ago and really liked them, but for some reason never read the last two I had bought at that time, and when looking for a new book to read tonight after finishing A History of Forgetting, I spotted them and decided to go with that. I've also still got Hollow City, though since I'm also reading Attack of the Theater People, idk if I will actually make any progress on this until I finish that, since I don't like switching between ebooks. Then finally I've got The Big Picture: Murals of Los Angeles, which I found in a pile of books on the curb the other day while out on our evening walk.

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Aug. 18th, 2017 01:44 am
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I've been back from North America for a week that's been chock full of events, which is partly why I'd set my return date for August - a bachelorette party and birthdays and goodbye parties and my dad's 60th bday (which, thank you for all of you who helped me either record messages or cajole strangers across the US and Canada to record birthday messages for him!).

And I am posting to mark for posterity and with great happiness that tomorrow evening my cousin is getting married, and it's a combination of strange and exciting and emotional. This is my cousin from my mom's side of the family, which is the side we grew up close with, in neighboring towns. My cousins from my dad's side are all older than me and have been married for a while now, and my sisters and I have always had a more distant relationship to them due to age differences and geography. (This is the part where you guys are allowed to laugh, since the ones who live farthest away are still less than a two-hour drive away from my hometown; just over an hour with the new roads, really. But my mom's side live ten minutes away! So. An hour drive is far okay everyone [here] knows this.)

Anyway - O, the bride, is a few years younger than me, the fifth youngest of us six cousins, and the first on this side to get married, which means my 86-year-old grandmother gets to be in at least one of her grandchildren's weddings, which just by default makes me happy, that she'll get to experience that. I don't think she's ever put pressure on any of us to get married - certainly not on me, and I'm the oldest - but I'm really glad she'll get to have that experience anyway.

Weirdly, I guess I'm kind of used to the fact that my cousin's not a baby anymore - I guess at some point you just get used to all these milestones in people's lives happening. The last time I mentioned her was in this post from almost ten years ago where I was clearly shocked she was, like, almost a grown up or something, but it has since sunk in.

It's going to be a Friday night wedding, which already tells you it's not very religious here (and not, technically, legally binding; they'll fly to Cyprus to get married over the weekend for the legal part), and it's going to be at a music club and involve some kind of concert. Which means two concerts for me this weekend, since sisters and I are also taking my dad to Regina Spektor for his birthday, a day later.

And that, I believe, will cap my August of, uh, Things Happening.

MEANWHILE, I've been spending the past few weeks on and off (mostly on) listening to The West Wing Weekly podcast and I am 1) in love with it, 2) specifically in love with Hrishi Hirway's voice and entire being, and 3) highly recommend any West Wing fans (and esp if you were in the fandom) to listen because it will give you feelings, man. Starting at the beginning is pretty great, but you can also listen to episode 1.6 (Mr Willis of Ohio) for Josh/Donna feels, episode 1.10 (In Excelsis Deo) for Richard Schiff crying feels, and episode 2.22 part II (Two Cathedrals) for a little bit of Sorkin talking about the Passover Sports Night episode which I know is of interest to some of you :-) Anyway, it is a lovely podcast with great banter and both love and criticism of the show and I just want Hrishi to narrate my entire life basically.

Also I filled some prompts yesterday for a meme! It was basically 'send me a ship and a line and I'll write the next five' meme, but more importantly it was the first writing prompts I've actually filled since, I want to say, 2015 or something, so yay for that. Writing something at least! Fills are here (MCU, DCU, GK). Now if only I could translate that to actual decently sized fic hmmmmmmmmm.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:14 am
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1. Kinda busy day today at work, but not too bad.

2. Day off tomorrow!

3. We had watermelon tonight after dinner and there's some left for tomorrow, too.

4. Playful Chloe. :D

Daily Happiness

Aug. 16th, 2017 01:15 am
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1. Glad I went to bed early last night because I ended up having to go in to work before eight this morning to drive the forklift since someone called out sick and there was an early delivery before anyone else who could drive it was there.

2. Not getting to bed as early tonight, but definitely earlier than I have been, so I'm still counting that as progress.

3. Jasper is a cuddly baby but he is such a mommy's boy and pretty much only wants to cuddle with Carla. He used to cuddle with me when we first got him, but he formed a preference pretty early and while he allows me to hug him now, it doesn't usually last long. But tonight he came over to me and cuddled for quite a while! With his pur on at full volume and everything.

I was busy petting him and did not get any pictures, but here is one of him tolerating a hug the other day.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 15th, 2017 12:44 am
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1. I made curry for dinner tonight and it was so delicious, plus now we have a ton of leftovers. It's so nice to have the weather cool enough that I actually don't mind cooking.

2. I had a nice relaxing day off.

3. I'm really tired, so I'm going to go to bed early tonight and hope that maybe helps get me back on a schedule where I'm going to bed between twelve and one and not like at three like I did yesterday.

4. Lately Molly has rediscovered the back of the sofa.

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She's not scared, though.

Everyone's fine except Poison, and Ray tells her he's had worse.

So there's really nothing to be scared about, and she's not.

She's seven now, probably, or close enough that she's too old to be scared of stupid stuff like that. Definitely too old to be scared of the dark. Ray doesn't say anything when she creeps into his room that night, though - just scoots over on the mattress and tucks his hair behind him so it's not taking up the whole pillow.

When Poison finally wakes up the next afternoon, wrecked and pale, the first thing he says is: "Shitfucking cocksucker."

The second thing, after Kobra tells him what happened, is: "We gotta teach the kid how to drive."


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Daily Happiness

Aug. 14th, 2017 02:42 am
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
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1. It's my day off tomorrow and I have no plans to go anywhere, which is just the way I like it!

2. Rick and Morty was pretty good tonight. I think this was probably the weakest of the season so far, but there has been a lot of stiff competition.

3. Chloe snoot!

Daily Happiness

Aug. 13th, 2017 12:44 am
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1. I made pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were soooo tasty. I don't really like American style pancakes that much, but I love the super fluffy Japanese ones. We were watching a video on youtube last night that made us both want pancakes and luckily there was a bag of Morinaga pancake mix in the cupboard. :D

2. Today was waaaaaay less hectic than yesterday. One person did call in sick, but it wasn't a big deal.

3. It's so chilly tonight I'm actually wearing a sweater here at my desk, which I haven't done in over a month. I just took a look at the forecast and they're saying nothing higher than mid-high seventies for the next ten days, which would be awesome if true. I do worry about another mercilessly hot autumn like we had two years ago (where it was blazing hot into November) but I'm hoping it stays mild.

4. I looked up above my desk the other day and Jasper was at this perfect angle where all I could see was feet and tail. So cute!

Daily Happiness

Aug. 12th, 2017 01:56 am
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1. Posted manga, woohoo!

2. It was a ridiculous day at work today, four people called out sick, but I made it through the day and hopefully tomorrow will not be as bad.

3. I got my Killers ticket this morning!

4. I love waking up and seeing my kitties together!

Scanlations: Gunjo ch. 27

Aug. 11th, 2017 10:56 pm
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Title: Gunjo
Original Title: 群青 (Gunjou)
Author: Nakamura Ching
Publisher: Ikki Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Lari
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Out of desperation, a woman asks an old high school friend to kill her abusive husband for her. The friend, having long been in love with this woman, does it, and now they are on the run from the law.

Chapter Summary: Who would have thought a couple old coins could be so important?



Chapter 27

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Aug. 11th, 2017 04:41 pm
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To update on the gym situation. I went to the induction yesterday and everything went very well.

Not that it got to a good start as we weren't booked on the system, but one of the men who worked in the gym was there and happy to give us the tour and work on our goals and memberships.

In all that took around 3 hours, and he was great. He did have some extreme views about nutrition and how often that could help when medicine can't. But, at the same time, he admitted that the views were extreme, and kept saying we had to research everything and not take his -- or anyone's -- word as gospel.

He made me feel really relaxed and worked out a programme for both me and James based on what he thought we could manage. Mine includes the recumbent bike, the treadmill, and leg strength work on the weight machines. When he was showing us the equipment he said he could tell I'd relaxed because when I was on the bike I was smiling, and I was. No one was looking, no one gave a damn that I was sitting there and doing exercise in a gym. It was just good and achievable and I felt a foot taller when leaving.

Then later we called into the local gym I'm going to be using -- the induction was done at the bigger one the next town over -- and I gave my workout a try. I also checked out where the lockers were, the changing room situation, doing those little things that had been worrying me, like starting machines off on my own.

Then this morning I walked down on my own and spent a good hour doing my own thing. And again, no one was laughing or looking and I just got on with things. I even tried out the arm weight machines and felt comfortable and happy as I moved to each new thing. I bought myself a water bottle but must remember a small towel next time because I had to keep wiping the seats off with the edge of my t-shirt which really wasn't a good look.

But I did it, and am chuffed at myself.

Thank you to everyone who gave advice and encouragement in my last post. Yesterday was the first time I'd ever stepped foot in a gym, and it was hard and scary. But today it wasn't at all, and I'd have never have got to that point without all of your help.

Oh, and this is the outfit I went with in the end. Modelled just after I'd left the blood donation place.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 11th, 2017 01:31 am
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1. Had a pretty relaxing day off and didn't really do much of anything.

2. We went to Campos for dinner and got delicious carnitas burritos. Haven't been there in a while, I don't know why.

3. Sometimes I get annoyed with all the emails I get from various ticket-sellers, but today I got an email informing me that tickets go on sale tomorrow for The Killers at the Staples Center in February! I knew they had a new album coming out, so I figured they probably would be touring again, but I don't really pay attention to these things, so I'm willing to put up with all the spam for artists I don't care about to get a reminder for stuff I do.

4. I managed to catch Chloe in a really cutie pose.

Weekly Reading

Aug. 10th, 2017 05:31 pm
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What are you currently reading?
I haven't read much this week, again. :( I did make some progress on The History of Forgetting and am now over halfway through, but otherwise...

I started Attack of the Theater People by Marc Acito and read the first chapter and that's it. :p

What did you recently finish reading?
I read the final volume of Otouto no Otto. This is such a cute series, I'm sad to see it end, but just based on the premise it really couldn't go on for too long.

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully anything, lol.

Daily Happiness

Aug. 10th, 2017 02:26 am
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1. My favorite LPer is a big Nintendo fan but has never really played Metroid...until now! And now he's decided to play ALL the Metroid games, which I am really enjoying watching.

2. Today was the grand opening of the new Whole Foods 365 down the street from us, so we walked over after I got home from work. It looks really nice and although it was crowded (grand opening, after all), it wasn't as busy as I worried it might be (probably since we were going at like 8pm rather than midday). We got some yummy treats and will definitely be going back again sometime when it's less busy.

3. We left this box on the floor the other day even though it's really too small for the kitties, just because we were too lazy to take it out to the recycling...but it appears it's not too small for Molly!

Wednesday Reading.

Aug. 9th, 2017 08:09 pm
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Or: I'm not against rereading books that have some Serious Problems from my past, but there's a reason I haven't done this in a while.

Book book books. Talk of rape. )

Daily Happiness

Aug. 9th, 2017 02:12 am
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1. It was really nice to have that extra day off today! (I'll be confused all day tomorrow about what day it is, though.)

2. I made spaghetti napolitan (a Japanese type of spaghetti made with ketchup instead of regular pasta sauce) tonight for dinner. First time I've ever made it at home, and it was so delicious I'm definitely going to do it again. (I've only really had it in spaghetti pan before.) It really is a little too muggy for cooking, but at least it made lots of leftovers.

3. I didn't do much translating today, but I did almost finish up a chapter of Gunjo (should be able to send that off to the typesetter tomorrow, so maybe hopefully have it to post sometime within the next week or so).

4. Jasper has just been so ridiculously cute today. This pic is from yesterday, I think, but today was more of the same, just sleeping all day on the shelf above my desk in various cute poses. XD

Daily Happiness

Aug. 8th, 2017 01:40 am
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1. We went to H Mart today and got a bunch of tasty foods and snacks.

2. We also went to Costco and got a stack of burger patties, and Carla grilled this evening. We used to always get their plain ground beef ones, but recently we've been getting the sirloin ones, which are just a couple dollars more and sooooooo much better.

3. We started watching this hilarious youtube show called Citation Needed recently and it's pretty great.

4. I decided to take tomorrow off. We ran a lot of errands today, so I was thinking it would be nice to have another day where I didn't have to do anything and could just relax, and there's not anything urgent I need to do or be there for tomorrow, so that's that! Soon enough it'll be heading into the end of the year busy season and I won't be able to take any extra time off (or sometimes even my actual days off), so I'd like to try and take a day here and there before then.

5. I posted manga! Manga that has been sitting around fully translated for over a year, so it feels really good to finally get that out there.

6. Cutie Chloe!

Hell by Nishioka Kyodai

Aug. 7th, 2017 07:29 pm
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This one has been a long time coming, but it's finally here!



Title: Hell
Original Title: 地獄 (Jigoku)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: Garo
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru + Habanero Scans
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: A collection of twelve dreamlike stories by Nishioka Kyodai.



Hell
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He shivered and pulled the blanket tighter around his shoulders. Mikey was passed out in the chair next to him, his body bent in weird ways to fit the lopsided seat. He'd always been good about sleeping anywhere, the fucker.

Gerard rubbed at his eyes and stared at the console. The ships the Joes were using had some crazy navigational system, totally different than the shit Gerard grew up on, but Gerard had taken enough of them over the years to figure them out. They just wanted to look complicated.

They had at least another few hours before they hit The Grit, and he wasn't going to get any sleep this cycle. He left Mikey asleep in the chair but grabbed the bag by Mikey's feet and set about sorting through it - singed in a few places where the Joes had got a few hits in on their way out, but mostly intact, and only some of the money'd been burned too much to use.

He paused. He hadn't noticed back in the office, but Mikey'd nicked a couple of books from the foreman's shelf. They were shoved at the bottom of the bag and one of them - The Secret Garden - had a dark streak across the spine from one of the blasts.

Gerard awkwardly brushed some of the dirt off the front cover. There was a girl in red on the cover, almost completely faded away, and there was green all around her, practically choking the corners of the drawing. It was an old copy, and cracked when he opened it. It smelled like a book, and Gerard had to resist pressing it against his face and just inhaling. He only vaguely remembered the story - something Elena had read to him, once, back when there were suns.


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Aug. 7th, 2017 07:57 pm
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I joined a gym today.

I'm sitting here thinking, what the hell have I done? It's a good deal -- I think. Our local authority gym scheme where I get a discount for being a carer, so is only £21 a month, and I can go to any local authority gym in Sunderland, which includes a swimming pool, sauna etc in the next town over.

But man, I'm scared to death here. I'm going to the induction on Thursday, and she said bring your gym clothes. But I don't even have any. Will my sketchers do? Will people laugh if I turn up in them and leggings?

I can walk to the one in my town easily, and James will go on a pay as you go basis so we can go swimming together.

Gah. I think I need to go lie down in a dark room or something. And yes, this will pass and I'm sure things will be fine, and this is a good thing. But again. What have I done?!

We also saw Valerian, which was pretty to look at, but had the disadvantage of having two main characters I didn't give a damn about.

f/f books I have enjoyed

Aug. 7th, 2017 08:18 am
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I am having a really hard time finding f/f books that I can get past the first few pages, because for some reason SO MANY of them are super stilted, or have just no sense of how words work, and my twitter feed indicates I am not alone in this, so I'm doing a reclist of the f/f books I HAVE enjoyed recently, and I encourage you to add your own recs if you have them!

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
A young/new adult book with enjoyable characters and good writing, plus I learned stuff about working in the design side of the film industry, so that was interesting!

As La Vista Turns by Kris Ripper
this is part of Ripper's Queers of La Vista series, which is alllll wonderful, so I was not surprised this f/f title was great. pining, fake dating, longing, hotness, found family (of course, this is Ripper's jam), and character growth that doesn't rely on people being needlessly cruel/annoying/dumb at the start.

Undertow by Jordan L Hawk
Part of the Wybourne and Griffen series, and ihni if it stands alone, and also one of the characters is a fish person, so if you require your f/f to also strictly be human/human this will not be your jam, but it's DELIGHTFUL. absolutely hilarious, and also terrifying in spots, and I adore both main characters beyond all reason.

A&B by JC Lillis
this is book 2 in the mechanical hearts series, though I read it first, and that was pretty okay. another young/new adult book and I absolutely loved it.

Far From Home by Lorelie Brown
An enjoyable fake marriage/not as straight as i thought story, though definitely contains disordered eating triggers.

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton
I love this book SO MUCH. It has a long, fulfilling story of bffs turned enemies turned lovers, where the place is just as solid a character as the people, lots of family dynamics, and self-discovery.

The Butch and the Beautiful by Kris Ripper
another in the Queers of La Vista series (this one is earlier in the series), and it's REALLY HOT. and really well written, because that is how Ripper does.

Roller Girl by Vanessa North
A trans character, roller derby, and a good dog. I've read a couple hundred books since reading this one so I don't remember it hugely well, but I enjoyed it.

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
young/new adult f/f steampunk/fantasy. I super loved this book. A lot of the reviews talk about hating the narrative voice, but I actually really liked it. Some definite scary bits.

Knit One Girl Two by Shira Glassman
This was cute and fluffy and short and sweet. Not a lot in the way of substance, but enjoyable.

Hunter's Way by Gerri Hall
not one for you if you don't like crime novels, because there's definitely genre-typical violence against women (including a trans woman) including a rape scene, and the killer's victims are all queer, but if you are a procedural crime thriller fan, it's well written, and the f/f story is hot and sweet. there's some dated as hell 12 year old queer politics, like, I kept wanting to shout, BISEXUALS DO EXIST, so you have to take it as it is.

December 2015

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