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It all went wrong on a Thursday afternoon when my girl Chelsea asked, 'author recs? People you read, regardless of fandom? PS: Thanks for being my human fic database.'

Admittedly, I am a good person to ask. I have a habit of picking up new fandoms by following authors, but I'm also a dangerous person to ask. For the same reason, obviously. Here's a rundown of excellent fic writers I've followed between fandoms. Note that I'm listing the fandoms I've read; most of them have written in others. (PS If any of you are reading this THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT READS.)

hahaha this list is RIDICULOUSLY LONG )
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Heyyyy, DW friends, long time no see! It has been a ridiculously busy end of summer/start of fall for me, topped off with me being really ill for the last few weeks. I'm feeling a better, which is good because little sister's wedding is next Sunday (I KNOW OMG).

Anyway, what better way to ease back into posting than a new edition of Fic Rec Monday? This week I'm talking about a project I've been running on Twitter, (you can check out the full thread here) where I've been reccing a Star Trek fic every day and plan to do so until the new show, Star Trek: Discovery, premiers. This plan started before they bumped the start date from January to May, so we'll see if I manage it.

Here are the first 31 fics in my Trek Rec a Day project! )
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It's my third Fic Rec Monday installment of the Favorite Authors Project, where I put together a rec list with works by specific fic writers instead of by theme or fandom. This week we're talking about [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat, who has been writing in most of my favorite fandoms for years (and also helped found the AO3, so whoo!) and still manages to do that while vidding as well as writing and publishing original work. Some people just don't sleep, I guess?

I'm sharing twenty-five of my favorite fics by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat. (Keep in mind these are just my favorites. They also fic for fandoms I don't read often, like: Bandom, Supernatural, Person of Interest, etc.) Enjoy!
Read more... )
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I've meant to put together a solely Harry Potter or Harry/Draco rec list for ages and finishing my full reread of the series plus the hilarity that is The Cursed Child finally kicked me into gear. So here you go. Fifty of my favorite Harry/Draco fics. Literally none of these fics are Cursed Child compliant. Just FYI.

you're going to have SO MUCH READING TO DO )
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Okay, friends. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. This is maybe an understatement and also probably news to no one. You are also probably a huge Harry Potter fan. I was really excited about Cursed Child. And I just finished rereading the entire series (for the first time since Deathly Hallows came out because THAT EPILOGUE WAS A GREAT BIG PILE OF NO) so the bar was pretty low considering Deathly Hallows is my least favorite and I was just excited for new Harry Potter.

Friends. Friends this is not good. Below the cut are the reactions I had while reading, uncensored and unedited.
abandon all hope, ye who enter here )
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2016 is a massively ridiculous year. My older sister had her baby just after Christmas, so I’ve been spending a lot of time with my adorable nephew and helped them move house. My little sister’s getting married in the fall (this is surely impossible, as they are so young OHMYGOD). I've flown up to Idaho twice, once for a wedding and once for a funeral. I’m still chugging my way through school and I’ll be graduating roughly around the heat death of the universe. Day job is closing for renovation next week, so I’m being shifted to another location (and also looking for something better and closer to home, because no thank you). I’ve joined the teams over at Panels and Book Riot and I’m continuing to tame the slush as a submissions editor for Uncanny Magazine.

Somewhere in there I found a little bit of time to read. A few of my favorite 2016 books aren’t actually out yet, so know that there are definitely going to be some fall/winter releases on my end of year list.

Top Five Books Published in 2016

1. Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
2. Bloodline by Claudia Gray
3. Lois Lane: Double Down by Gwenda Bond
4. Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
5. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Top 15 Books Not Published in 2016 (includes rereads, obviously)

1. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
5. Persuasion by Jane Austen
6. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
7. Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
8. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
9. The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
10. Feed by Mira Grant
11. The Storied Life of AJ Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin
12. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
13. A Trifle Dead by Livia Day
14. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
15. Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
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Because fandom is an odd and ciruitous beast, the next installment of the Favorite Authors Project is postponed and you're getting a new rec list today! The fabulous Jenny of Reading the End, the blog and the podcast, had a guest appearance on Fangirl Happy Hour with the inimitable Renay, also of the delightful and Hugo-nominated Lady Business blog. That's...a lot of fannish awesomeness all wrapped together. Anyway! Jenny mentioned on FGHH that she loves high school AUs and because I'm such a giving person --

-- to which Jenny responded

and thus a rec list was born. Here are ten of my favorite high school AUs.
Read more... )
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It's our second Fic Rec Monday in the Favorite Authors Project, where I put together a rec list with works by specific fic writers instead of by theme or fandom. This week we're talking about [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden, who has been writing awesomeness in all your favorite fandoms (okay, maybe not all of your favorite fandoms, but a lot of mine) for forever. They're also a semi-regular guest on the /Report, one of my favorite podcasts (coming at you with fangirl awesomeness since 2011).

I'm sharing ten of my favorite fics by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden. (Keep in mind these are just my favorites. They also fic for fandoms I don't read often, like: Hikaru no Go, Naruto, Due South, Inception, etc.)
hoydenistic )
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Today I'm over at Book Riot talking about the first books in three very different series. They're all great places for new (and experienced) romance readers to dive into the genre or just a great series.

We've got a law enforcement/lawyer story where our hero and heroine didn't start off on the right foot.

still holding a grudge

A historical where our heroine is a bit of a wallflower and our hero is, well, sort of emotionally incompetent.

ballroom

And a historical where our heroine is the eldest daughter of a very large family.
 
is this a kissing book?

You can check out the full post on Book Riot!

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