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September 20th, 2015

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015 09:09 pm
Yay, book nine of Seanan McGuire's October Daye series came out earlier this month. I made time to read it this weekend. It's an enjoyable series, with a direct forward narrative and characters I like. Having them set so deeply in fae-land makes them a bit more distant to me than, say the Rivers of London series (which is pretty much like our London plus some magic/magical creatures), but McGuire's clean writing style and coherent universe makes for a good read in spite of that.

I broke my fabric-buying moratorium. *face of shame* This teal dress was lovely, but not quite something I'd wear, with the large fabric-covered buttons down the back. (Why would you want large, lumpy buttons running down the back of your dress or shirt? They'd be uncomfortable when you sit!) Also, the neckline is higher than what I like. So I found some teal fabric with a very subtle herringbone pattern, and ordered it. And I'm sorting through patterns; I have it narrowed down to two right now.

It's been a hectic start to the school year, but my classes are good. Most of them, anyway. There's a good enough balance in them to make for a nice chemistry.