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20 January 2015 @ 10:18 am
61 Books Read in 2014

1. Murder by Mocha, by Cleo Coyle
2. A Royal Pain, by Rhys Bowen
3. Death of the Party, by Carolyn Hart
4. Moon Called, by Patricia Briggs
5. A Brew to a Kill, by Cleo Coyle
6. The Chocolate Snowman Murders, by JoAnna Carl
7. Dead Days of Summer, by Carolyn Hart

8. Touchstone, by Laurie R. King
9. Holiday Buzz, by Cleo Coyle

10. Don't Look Down, by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

11. A Little Night Magic, by Lucy March
12. Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie
13. Wild Ride, by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

14. A Night Like This, by Julia Quinn
15. Light in Shadow, by Jayne Ann Krentz
16. Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews
17. Moon Over Soho, by Ben Aaronovitch
18. Death on Tour, by Janice Hamrick

19. Murder on Bamboo Lane, by Naomi Hirahara

20. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, by Sofie Kelly
21. Death Makes the Cut, by Janice Hamrick
22. Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal
23. Sleight of Paw, by Sofie Kelly
24. Copycat Killing, by Sofie Kelly
25. Cat Trick, by Sofie Kelly
26. Billionaire Blend, by Cleo Coyle
27. Death Rides Again, by Janice Hamrick
28. Princess Elizabeth's Spy, by Susan Elia MacNeal

29. The Blessing Way, by Tony Hillerman
30. The Chocolate Pirate Plot, by JoAnna Carl
31. Death Walked In, by Carolyn Hart
32. A Potion to Die For, by Heather Blake
33. Hoofprints, by Laura Crum
34. Roughstock, by Laura Crum
35. Death at Bishop's Keep, by Robin Paige
36. Death at Gallow's Green, by Robin Paige
37. Virgin River, by Robyn Carr
38. Thyme of Death, by Susan Wittig Albert
39. Blood Bound, by Patricia Briggs
40. Roped, by Laura Crum
41. Murder by the Glass, by Michelle Scott
42. The Chocolate Castle Clue, by JoAnna Carl
43. Shelter Mountain, by Robyn Carr
44. You've Got Murder, by Donna Andrews
45. Death at Daisy's Folly, by Robin Paige
46. Click Here for Murder, by Donna Andrews
47. Death at Devil's Bridge, by Robin Paige

48. Whispering Rock, by Robyn Carr
49. Dare to Die, by Carolyn Hart
50. Whispers Under Ground, by Ben Aaronovitch
51. Witches' Bane, by Susan Wittig Albert
52. Access Denied, by Donna Andrews
53. Trouble in High Heels, by Christina Dodd
54. Murder Past Due, by Miranda James
55. The Chocolate Book Bandit, by JoAnna Carl
56. Pies and Prejudice, by Ellery Adams
57. Sprinkle With Murder, by Jenn McKinlay

58. A Killer Read, by Erika Chase
59. Buttercream Bump Off, by Jenn McKinlay
60. Laughed 'Til He Died, by Carolyn Hart
61. A Midwinter's Tail, by Sofie Kelly



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cultural infidel
07 November 2012 @ 09:20 am
Doing the Kermit Flail of Relief!
I did my concerted best NOT to watch election returns...until just before I went to sleep (late). I was reasonably sure a winner would have been declared by then--at least I hoped so. I'd thought I'd wait until the morning, but I couldn't. I managed to check the news just after Romney's concession call to the President.

The relief I felt was so huge, I can't even describe it. I didn't know I was holding so much tension inside about the election.

\o/ \o/ \o/

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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
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29 September 2012 @ 06:39 pm
What a Difference 10 Minutes Makes!
PBS should be ashamed of themselves.

I finally broke down and ordered the UK box set of Lewis (series 1-6), because a) I wanted the full versions of the first 8 episodes, b) I wanted original source in case I get froggy and actually get around to putting a vid or two together, and c) I wanted the extras (short, though they are). The box set arrived a couple of days ago.

I"ve been curious for awhile about the cuts that PBS madeCollapse )
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20 September 2012 @ 11:06 am
Netflix Rant
This is a long rant and mostly for myself. I've cut the bulk of it to save my flist from expiring of extreme boredom.

I hate to say it, but I'm getting frustrated again at Netflix. Yeah, I know...but I've been a customer since very close to the start of the company, and mostly happily so. I have both streaming and dvd plans, though I did drop streaming during the whole Qwikster debacle and only added it back after that ill-conceived plan was scrapped. The quality of streaming has improved tremendously, as has the number of shows available to stream. BUT, a good many TV shows and movies are NOT available on streaming, and even when they are, there are certain shows I just prefer to watch on dvd. That's why I pay for both.

Lately I"ve been noticing the increasing number of new dvd releases which have immediately gone into an almost perpetual very long wait in my queue as soon as they"re released.Collapse )

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Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
cultural infidel
16 September 2012 @ 01:15 pm
Love Lewis?
Then you'll be interested in enednoviel's Lewis Friending Meme:

Lewis Friending Meme
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24 February 2012 @ 03:37 pm
Color Me Shocked
(cue the theme music from jaws...)

Just when I thought it was safe to say I was done with fannish things, I find myself obsessed with Lewis. I blame Netflix streaming. If it hadn't been so easy to consume most of the episodes in a glut of marathon watching, things might have been different.

How bad is this new obsession? I have stories in my head--and I've already (gasp!) written fanfic. I really didn't want to go there, but it seems I have no choice. So far, it's just one story--a very short introspective piece from Hathaway's POV at the end of Reputation (pilot episode). (headdesk) I'm doomed.

For those who are interested, you can find it on Archive of Our Own: Coda: Reputation.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
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06 January 2012 @ 06:02 pm
Decision re: The Enchanted Villa
I've been thinking a lot lately about what to do with my Enchanted Villa domain. I've had it for almost 13 years and I have multiple fan sites under it (see list in sidebar). The thing is, I haven't updated those sites in several years (I'm very much on the periphery of fandom these days and have been for awhile). In addition, I've moved all of my fan fiction to Archive of Our Own. Frankly, I can't see much reason to keep paying the money to maintain them. Therefore, I've come to the following decision.

I will not be renewing the Enchanted Villa domain when it comes due (end of March, I believe) and I will retire the fan sites currently hosted there. I'm not sure it'll even be noticed by anyone but me, but I thought I should mention it here, just in case.

I'm not going anywhere, but it's time to let those old sites fade away.

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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22 March 2010 @ 01:25 pm
Consolidating Websites
I finally moved all of my fan websites under a the Enchanted Villa domain. I've been meaning to do this for awhile now. I've got other (non-fannish) plans for the Winged Monkeys domain.

I haven't deleted anything -- all the sites are still exactly as they were -- I've just moved them intact to their new home. Each site will have a redirect page on Winged Monkeys for awhile, though eventually those will get deleted. Here are the current links to all of my fan sites:

A Feast for the Senses (The Sentinel): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/sentinel/

Quantum Realities (Stargate): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/qr/

The Hercules Alcove (Hercules: the Legendary Journeys): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/herc/

Twisting Time (Doctor Who): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/dw/

Follow the Evidence (CSI): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/csi/

The Buffy Alcove (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/buffy/

The Early Edition Alcove (Early Edition): http://www.enchantedvilla.com/ee/

On a side note, all of the fanfic originally posted to these sites may now be found at Archive of Our Own.

Feels good to get everything in order!

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