Lesser Spotted Animals

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 04:49 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
Recently picked up at the library, a really fun book Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard Of by Martin Brown.

I particularly liked the bit on the Sand Cat (and there's an illustration of one in a t-shirt that reads I HEART SAND). The sentence "This animal is very psammophilic (sand-loving)." had me thinking of Five Children and It.
"You don't know?" it said. "Well, I knew the world had changed—but—well, really—Do you mean to tell me seriously you don't know a Psammead when you see one?"

"A Sammyadd? That's Greek to me."

"So it is to everyone," said the creature sharply. "Well, in plain English, then, a Sand-fairy.

Unique

Friday, July 14th, 2017 05:45 pm
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
A friend texted me about the news of a wild lioness nursing a leopard cub.

My reply:
I've read that fanfic
Course it being fic the lioness falls for the leopard dad


Been years and years since I last read that one, but I remember the title: The Spotted Lion. It's from 1997, no less.

Cassie Edwards

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 10:31 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
Unpleasantly surprised to see a shiny new paperback with a familiar author name at the library recently. A few of Cassie Edward's novels have been reprinted in 2015 and 2016. (There's a Kensington Books author page.)

Not titles I'm seeing in the series posts at that Cassie Edwards Investigatory Extravaganza back from 2008, but. (Ah, there it is on the last page of the document from 2008, A centralized document for the Cassie Edwards situation. The page numbers don't match and I'm not quite curious enough to read more of Wild Ecstasy to track down the particular passages.)

I slogged through a couple chapters of Wild Ecstacy before giving up. In skimming the last few pages I did find a memorable line of dialogue.

"Ma'am he was forty-six years of age," Lieutenant Osborne said, his voice drawn. "His death was attributed to chronic diarrhea, and/or its remedy, opium."

Booksale pile

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 12:55 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I got a satisfying stack of books at a recent booksale.

I've already started one of the many Harlequin romances in the stack, The Beast Within (published in 2007) and two pages in been rewarded by the sentence "Grief choked him along with noxious fumes." Yay, science-experiment-gone-wrong werewolf!

Also Sex, Power and Pleasure, which is an ostensibly nonfiction book from 1985, solely because it fell open to the declaration:
Apart from being potentially versatile, lesbian sex can be tremendously powerful. It is of course true that any strong love, or any strong sexual urge, unleashes a powerful force in human beings. But without entering into competition for the Olympic sex medal, one can claim that the unique power of lesbian eroticism is one of the strongest forces in human existence.


Ironic that for both of these I'm linking to listings of ebook editions.

Dog covers

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 09:10 pm
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (rainbowy)
There exists a whole series of Harlequins (Love Inspired Suspense, too bad for my reading preferences) with nothing but dogs on the covers: Rookie K-9 Unit.

My favourite is either Honor and Defend (there's puppies!) or Rookie K-9 Unit Christmas.

Jukebox letter 2017

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 03:29 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Songs in my requests for [community profile] jukebox_fest
The Last Clydesdales - Archie Fisher (Song)
Life's Flame - Heather Alexander (Song)
Lullaby for a Stormy Night - Vienna Teng (Song)
Nobody's Side - Björn Ulvaeus / Benny Andersson / Tim Rice (Song)
This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks (Song)

Songs, also stylistic things )
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (kingdom chums)
I may never get around to reading more than the first three or four chapters of Dakota Child, a Love Inspired Historical by Linda Ford, but I enjoy an assumption made by the hero:
The mewling sound came again, louder, more demanding. [...]

He put the basket on a stool before the fireplace. The warmth of the yellow-and-orange flames made her ache to hunker down and extend her hands. But she didn't dare move. Who knew what would trigger this man into action? And she wasn't about to hazard a guess as to what sort of action he might take. Instead she waited, alert and ready to protect what was hers.

He bent over and eagerly folded back the blanket to reveal the contents, then jumped back as if someone shot him. "It's a baby," he muttered. The look he fired her accused her of some sort of trickery. "I thought you had a cat."

Con weekend

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 07:50 pm
katherine: Blue pen drawing of a whiskered fish with a small heart beside. Words: and be your catfish friend (catfish friend)
I had fun at Vancoufur. Good to reconnect with people.

I drew myself a badge: me and a fish )

Space Swap letter

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 12:24 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Requested fandoms for Space Swap

Firefly
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star Trek: The Original Series

Fandoms and stylistic things )

Thank you!

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