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Linkity returns! Now with even weirder links than usual!

Oh, hello there! Hope everyone continues to be pandemic fine, at the very least?! I am now fully vaccinated and the two weeks have passed. I’ve been “celebrating” by having a few long-delayed routine medical appointments… And I got my hair cut! It was past my shoulder blades – now it skims my shoulders.

Reading Update
Not everything, but some of what I’ve been reading…
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6)Across the Green Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire. Not related to the school at all, but still good. I just wish these had a bit more closure.
The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library, #6)The Secret Chapter and The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library, #7)The Dark Archive (The Invisible Library 6-7) by Genevieve Cogman. Pretty solid in 6 and then WTF at the ending of 7.
The Last Smile in Sunder CityThe Last Smile in Sunder City and Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives, #2)Dead Man in a Ditch (The Fetch Phillips Archives 1-2) by Luke Elliot Arnold. Good but tragic – these are mysteries set in a world which has lost its magic, which really messed up creatures that relied on magic to live, such as vampires, unicorns, etc.


Harry has very short, sleek fur. Polly’s fur is a bit longer. They both love the windows!

The look of resignation on Mayhem’s face (plus the side-eye she’s giving Harry), compared to the FOCUS on Harry’s face…

An odd mixture of linkity indeed

Reading Update
The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #5)The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #5) by Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle. Think I’m all caught up with these now – I didn’t read them exactly in order.
Calculated Risks (InCryptid, #10)Calculated Risks (InCryptid 10) by Seanan McGuire. Well, I guess the cliffie wasn’t QUITE as bad as the one in book 9…
On the Wings of War (Soulbound, #5)On the Wings of War, An Echo in the Sorrow (Soulbound, #6)Echo in the Sorrow Down a Twisted Path (Soulbound, #0.5)Down a Twisted Path (Soulbound 5-6, 0.5) by Hailey Turner. Now to wait for the series conclusion to come out later this year, if I don’t forget all about it…
Wormwood Summer (San Amaro Investigations, #1)Wormwood Summer, A Haunting at Midwinter (San Amaro Investigations, #0.5)A Haunting at Midwinter (San Amaro Investigations 1, 0.5) by Kai Butler. Good paranormal romance series about a fae magic using PI and an alchemist cop who get thrown together in the course of a case.


“Falalalala!” -Mayhem, quite stoned on catnip and silverine

“Wow. She is fascinating!” -Harry

Whirlwind linkity of whirlwindiness

Reading Update
The Unkindest Tide (October Daye, #13)The Unkindest Tide (October Daye #13) by Seanan McGuire. At last we find out what the Luidaeg has been darkly hinting at regarding the Selkies!
Witches of Lychford (Lychford, #1)Witches of Lychford, The Lost Child of Lychford (Lychford, #2)The Lost Child of Lychford, A Long Day in Lychford (Lychford, #3)A Long Day in Lychford, The Lights Go Out in Lychford (Lychford, #4)The Lights Go Out in Lychford (Witches of Lychford 1-4) by Paul Cornell. I was kinda sucked into this series of novellas until the fourth book ended with a cliffhanger. HULKSMASH.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem and Chaos

Actual linkity before my next class starts on October 8

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Reading Update
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Edition) by Michelle Alexander. Very powerful. Very tragic. Completely enraging.
Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid, #9)Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid #9) by Seanan McGuire. Well, there IS a bonus novella at the end, but the main story ends in a cliffhanger and the next book isn’t out until late February 2021. Grr.
Temporally Out of OrderTemporally Out of Order edited by Joshua Palmatier. I checked it out for the Seanan McGuire short story, but I ended up enjoying nearly all of the stories in this collection.
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MiddlegameMiddlegame by Seanan McGuire. Totally sucked me in!
The Starless SeaThe Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. WOW. I liked this a lot more than The Night Circus. Still won’t swear that I understood all of it!


“WHAT ARE YOU DOING, MOM???” -Chaos

A little light’n’fluffy linkity to tide you over

Reading Update
The Phoenix Illusion (SPI Files #6)The Phoenix Files (SPI Files #6) by Lisa Shearin. I’m not exactly sure why I read this, other than the ebook was checked in at my library…
In Truth and Claw (A Mick Oberon Job #4)In Truth and Claw (Mick Oberon #4) by Ari Marmell. I tried, but I only got a few pages in and realized I wasn’t interested in continuing this series.
To Kill a Mocking Girl (Bookbinding Mystery #1)To Kill a Mocking Girl (Bookbinding Mystery #1) by Harper Kincaid. Sometimes a cozy mystery hits the spot.
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)In an Absent Dream, Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children, #5)Come Tumbling Down, Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children 4-5, 1) by Seanan McGuire. Tore right through In an Absent Dream and then had to go back and reread the first book because I didn’t remember who Lundy was. D’oh. Then zoomed through Come Tumbling Down, too. Whew!
Just Us: An American ConversationJust Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine. Powerful. Moving. Insightful. Painful. Definitely rereading it. I watched her interview with Kerri Miller of Talking Volumes (Virtual) (MN Public Radio) and took a couple pages of notes during it.


“Please put the camera away, Mom. I’m serious.” -Mayhem

Ineffable linkity

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Reading Update
Maskerade (Discworld, #18)Maskerade (Discworld #18) by Terry Pratchett. Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax in the big bad city, helping out a fellow witch who’s resisting her witching destiny by singing with opera.
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23)Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23) by Terry Pratchett. Not a favorite – there are too many inconsistencies with how Agnes Nitt was portrayed in #18 vs here.
That Ain't Witchcraft (InCryptid, #8)That Ain’t Witchcraft (InCryptid #8) by Seanan McGuire. The crossroads vs everyone!
Night Watch (Discworld, #29)Night Watch (Discworld #29) by Terry Pratchett. reread. I enjoyed this the first time I read it, but I liked it even more on the reread.
The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script BookThe Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book by Neil Gaiman. Boom! I am lost to the Good Omens fandom and have been reading nothing but Good Omens fanfic since this one… 😀 (And yes, THIS is exactly what’s happening on tumblr. It is glorious!)


Just a girl napping on her rainbow ‘nip toy…

In which linkity providing links is the least surprising thing ever

Probably no linkity next week, as I won’t have any time to put it together.

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Reading Update
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. I’ve been seeing so much about Good Omens on tumblr that I decided it was time for a reread. Delightful.
Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon: A colorful guide to drawing with crayon for artists on the go!Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon: A Colorful Guide to Drawing with Crayon for Artists on the Go by Monika Forsberg. Cute, but without much actual content.
The Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art AddictThe Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict by Eric M Scott & David R Modler. Good introduction to visual journaling and how to get started. Wish I’d found this one when I was getting started – it has some techniques that would’ve been nice to have learned earlier.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children 2-3) by Seanan McGuire. Good continuation of this series about children who’ve found doors into other worlds but are sent back to this one.
Snuff (Discworld, #39)Snuff (Discworld #39) by Terry Pratchett. In which Sam Vimes goes on a vacation to his wife’s family’s summer home and shenanigans ensue.
Under WrapsUnder Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency #1) by Hannah Jayne. Not the greatest – the characters didn’t seem consistent to me and it had a not-quite-a-cliffhanger-but-you-can-see-the-cliff-in-the-vicinity ending… but I’m still reading the next one, so!


“Sheesh! Back off, Mom!” -Mayhem

Linkity can report that Chaos is back to being as much of a pest as ever…

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Reading Update
Hogfather (Discworld, #20)Hogfather (Discworld #20) by Terry Pratchett. Death fills in for the Hogfather…
Labyrinth (Greywalker, #5)Labyrinth, Downpour (Greywalker #6)Downpour, Seawitch (Greywalker, #7)Seawitch, Possession (Greywalker, #8)Possession, and Revenant (Greywalker, #9)Revenant (Greywalker 5-9) by Kat Richardson. Good continuation of this urban fantasy series about a Seattle PI who can walk in the paranormal layer of reality known as the Grey.
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire. Strange and beautiful tale of a school for children who’ve gone through portals to other worlds, returned, and been stuck here.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos & Mayhem

(This is from before Chaos’ stay at the vet – now he has a big shaved spot on the back of his neck!)

Linkity’s not blaming the trees for being cautious about growing leaves this spring

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Reading Update
Dreams of Shreds and TattersDreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum. I am not really sure why I finished this – I certainly didn’t care for any of the characters and never engaged with the plot.

And I reread books 7-10 of Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series…


“…zzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

Linkity’s still waiting for leaves…

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Reading Update
“Through This House” (October Daye 4.5) in Home Improvement: Undead Edition, about Toby and crew going through Goldengreen for the first time.
In Sea-Salt Tears (October Daye, #5.1)In Sea-Salt Tears (October Daye 5.1) by Seanan McGuire. Free. Good short about the Luidaeg in 1972.
No Sooner Met (October Daye, #6.2)No Sooner Met (October Daye 6.2) by Seanan McGuire. Toby and Tybalt’s first date.
Rat-Catcher (October Daye 7.1) by Seanan McGuire. Free. How Tybalt became a King of Cats.
Forbid the Sea (October Daye, #7.2)Forbid the Sea (October Daye 7.2) by Seanan McGuire. Free. Tybalt, 10 years into his reign.
Heaps of Pearl (October Daye, #8.1)Heaps of Pearl (October Daye 8.1) by Seanan McGuire. Free. How Patrick met the Duchess-in-Waiting of Saltmist.
The Fixed Stars (October Daye, #8.5)The Fixed Stars (October Daye 8.5) by Seanan McGuire. Free. Before the Luidwaeg was the Luidwaeg.
And I reread the first six October Daye novels again during the week…
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and BadKeep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon. What the title says. 🙂


“What part of ‘back off!’ do you not understand, Mom?” -Chaos