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March 31st, 2029

12:00 pm - Izhilzha's FanFiction Sticky Post
Welcome to izhilzha’s FanFic Sticky Post!

I've written a lot of fic in at least 21 fandoms. Everything that's been posted to the 'Net is here, to the best of my knowledge. I'm a genficcer who loves the canon of her shows, so unless otherwise noted these fics are gen and canon-compliant. (I've marked anything AU, and the few het fics I have are marked with the pairing.)

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me decide how to organize this post, with a special nod to kalquessa, who earned herself a shiny hat as Queen of Word Count for all these stories.

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If you spot any errors or broken links, please comment or PM me. Enjoy!
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November 9th, 2015

07:48 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: A Year of Biblical Womanhood
I'd been meaning to read Rachel Held Evans' A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master' for a while, but never got around to it. I think this was partly because I didn't want to revisit some of the stricter doctrines I grew up around and partly because I wasn't sure what to expect.

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September 1st, 2015

09:02 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: The Glass Castle
Thank you to my church friend Kristin for recommending The Glass Castle to me!

Going in, I knew this was a memoir--that journalist Jeannette Walls had kept her childhood secret for many years. I also knew that this is the only book that comes up if you search “Joshua tree symbolism” (which I did while researching my upcoming tattoo design). That's all I knew.

It's rather far from the “unmasking terrible parents” type of story that I assumed it would be. Walls pulls no punches describing the choices her parents made as they raised herself and her siblings, but she also tells the story from her own perspective. Adult Walls still remembers, vividly, her father's birthday present of allowing her to name her own star, the family dreams of the “Glass Castle” which would be funded someday by his get-rich schemes, the art her mother painted and the games she played with her sisters and brother.

This makes the book complex and, at times, difficult to read. There are no simple judgments here, but neither are there excuses. I was vividly reminded of some families I met growing up, whose parents were likewise eccentric (though not by nearly so much!) and yet loved their children profoundly.

If I had to boil it down to one theme, it might be that family can be the most powerful influence in one's life. Family is something that shapes you and cannot ever be entirely escaped... and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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August 5th, 2015

09:38 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: Lean In
As a working woman, I've had Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead hyped to me with great enthusiasm. That's probably why I didn't bother to read it until now.

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July 30th, 2015

05:31 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: Song of Ice and Fire, Book One: A Game of Thrones
Once upon a time, Robert Jordan's A Wheel of Time drew me in and then drowned me in the bog of its over-serious men, caricatured women and soap-opera fantasy plotting. After I gave up on it, I backed off sword-and-sorcery for years, and when friends mentioned A Song of Ice and Fire, I politely declined to read it. Especially when they said it had interesting “politics,” which might be my least favorite thing to read about.

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05:26 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: Anathem
Oh, geez, I forgot to crosspost this when I put it on Facebook! Sorry, guys. On the plus side: you'll get two for one now.

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May 5th, 2015

07:07 pm - The Sentinel news, you guys!
I just got an alert from TVonDVD.com--the only one I ever set with them, years back.

More seasons of The Sentinel are finally coming to DVD! Check it out! Looks like there's no release date yet, but it's one of the shows being put out later this year.

Whee! I'm excited, can you tell?!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

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April 21st, 2015

08:35 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: Wise Blood
Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

“There was already a deep black wordless conviction in him that the way to avoid Jesus was to avoid sin.”

If this quote arrests your imagination--even if you can't understand why, even if it offends you--then you are the target audience of Flannery O'Connor, Gothic Southern writer extraordinaire. She is, in her own peculiar way, a preacher of subterranean faith--the kind of faith that is so much bigger than our own understandings and neuroses that we cower from it, terrified.

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March 24th, 2015

09:48 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015: Letters to a Young Poet
I bought a paperback copy of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke in a used bookstore when I was at university in Canada. It's a very thin book, and yet I never got around to reading it. I carried it home to Oregon, from there to Los Angeles and through two different apartments before my marriage. And now I have finally read it! (In the end, with the help of a loaner copy when mine got misplaced during our move, thanks to my RL friend S.A.!)

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March 18th, 2015

07:14 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2015
Wow, this is more than two months late. I wanted to get the rest of my 2014 reviews up before I posted it, though; and I have already started reading through this list, so there will be a couple of 2015 reviews later in the month.

This is slightly different than in previous years; I am, for example, including one book which is are-read. I am also not carrying over all five of the books I didn't get to in 2014, only three of them. Nevertheless, I am keen on all of these!

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