Working my way through the Dresden Files and completely not keeping Goodreads updated. I hadn’t read anything in the series since 2009, when I was traumatized by the ending to Turn Coat. I did better with it this time!
Harry is going to be a Large Cat. He’s on a standard-sized pillow – nose on one end, hind end dangling off the other. He’s 7.5 months old! 😮
“…zzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Harry and Polly
I am rereading the Dresden Files via an omnibus edition…
“What are you doing, lady?!” -Polly
“Is that a sparkle ball I see in the distance?!!” -Harry
“Lady, WHAT???!!” -Polly
All Souls Near and Nigh, A Crown of Iron and Silver, and A Vigil in the Mourning (Soulbound 2-4) by Hailey Turner. Ok paranormal romance series about a werewolf and a mage who now works for a government bureau that deals with supernatural crimes.
The Ghost and the Dead Deb (Haunted Bookshop Mystery 2) by Alice Kimberly/Cleo Coyle. Ok series about a woman running a bookshop in a small Rhode Island town and solving mysteries with the help of the ghost of a 1940s PI.
“Did I just hear those dratted kittens?!” -Mayhem
She probably did! They’re out and about quite a bit these days. It’s possible Harry will learn his name as “Oh, Harry” (despairingly)…
Intent Polly, Harry REALLY loves sparkle balls, Polly and the apple, both of them, Mayhem observes.
Introducing Harbinger (“Harry”) and Apocalypse (“Polly”). They’re still living in the kitty room as I slowly get Mayhem used to their scents and curious about them.
They were found abandoned in a field near the beginning of August 2020 and were bottle fed by their foster mom. They’re a bonded pair and they also LOVE PEOPLE.
“Whatcha doing, lady?” -Harry and Polly
Maybe it’s just me, but I think Harry looks an awful lot like Chaos. Harry’s eyes are an unphotographable amber (not green) and he has a perfectly normal tail (versus Chaos’ slightly short tail with its kinked tip). I would NOT recommend getting between Harry and a sparkle ball.
“Why did you stop petting me, lady?!” -Harry
“Does this scratcher make my ears look big?” -Harry
Polly’s a sweet goofball! Very snuggly and a bit more timid than Harry. Harry’s a bit more reserved than Polly.
“That was some good ‘nip, lady!” -Polly
“I guess I like you ok, lady!” -Polly
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix. Very good urban fantasy about a young woman who goes to London for art school, but things get very, very weird before she even attends a class.
Slouch Witch, Star Witch, Spirit Witch, Sparkle Witch (The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic 1-4) by Helen Harper. The first one was the best – unfortunately, in each subsequent book, Ivy seemed more and more like a caricature than a character.
Crimes Against Magic, Born of Hatred, Infamous Reign, With Silent Screams, Prison of Hope (Hellequin Chronicles 1-4) by Steve McHugh. Pretty good series about a private investigator/sorceror who woke up tabula rasa a decade ago. Will his slowly returning memory save him from his forgotten past?
The Stolen Letter (Scottish Bookshop Mystery 5) by Paige Shelton. Note to self – don’t bother continuing this series.
Justice Calling, Murder of Crows, Pack of Lies, Hunting Season, Heartache, Thicker than Blood, Magic to the Bone, Dungeon Crawl, River of No Return (Twenty-Sided Sorceress 1-9) by Annie Bellet. Good series about a sorceress who runs a comic book shop in a small Idaho town with an awful lot of shifters in it. She’s trying to lay low and escape the notice of her evil ex (a sorcerer)…
*ignoring me with great focus* -Mayhem
(Mayhem definitely misses Chaos, but I just can’t go there in these photo captions.)
Thanks so much to everyone who’s offered comfort and let me know about the impression Chaos left on them. (If you missed my previous post…) Mayhem and I are both definitely feeling his absence – he was present for all but the first three months of her life, and he was present for nearly a third of mine. That’s his gloriously green eye at the top of this page (and it’s staying there, even though it just made me cry). (You can go back and read his origin story here.)
I’m pretty sure my usual posting schedule will resume soonishly, because there’s a certain comfort in routine.
Take care. Go hug your pets and family members.
You will be missed SO MUCH.
September 28, 2003 – February 2, 2021