katherine: The Alot (a shaggy brown beast) wearing a santa hat. Words: I LIKE YULETIDE ALOT (yuletide)
2017-10-03 11:35 am

Yuletide letter 2017

Requested fandoms for Yuletide:
Belsomra "Cats and Dogs" Commercial
Life's Flame - Heather Alexander (Song)
The Lost Prince - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series - Betty MacDonald
Outlander Series - Diana Gabaldon

Fandoms and stylistic things )

Thank you!
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2017-09-07 08:51 pm

Dog covers, redux

I am contemplating a completely different (and somewhat more mainstream) Harlequin miniseries with dogs photoshopped onto the covers. San Diego K-9 Unit.

I like the tagline of the first book (italics in original) Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love.

There's a three-chapter sample of that one, and in chapter two the hero sends his search dog in to save a trapped kid. With some misdirection.
He gave Scout the play signal, and pretended to throw a toy into the opening. The shepherd cocked his head and looked at Cal questioningly. Cal pointed to the opening. "Go get her, Scout," he said with as much enthusiasm as he could. "Go on. Go get her."

Scout obviously understood there was no toy involved, but crawled into the void on his belly.


Good dog.
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2017-07-29 04:49 pm

Lesser Spotted Animals

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.
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep, sleeping against a pale green background (catdreamsheep)
2017-07-14 05:45 pm

Unique

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.
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2017-06-08 10:31 pm

Cassie Edwards

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."
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2017-05-28 12:55 pm

Booksale pile

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.
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (rainbowy)
2017-04-20 09:10 pm

Dog covers

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.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
2017-04-04 03:29 pm

Jukebox letter 2017

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)
2017-03-18 01:10 pm

Folded back the blanket

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."
katherine: Blue pen drawing of a whiskered fish with a small heart beside. Words: and be your catfish friend (catfish friend)
2017-03-12 07:50 pm

Con weekend

I had fun at Vancoufur. Good to reconnect with people.

I drew myself a badge: me and a fish )
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
2017-02-28 12:24 pm

Space Swap letter

Requested fandoms for Space Swap

Firefly
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star Trek: The Original Series

Fandoms and stylistic things )

Thank you!
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
2016-12-31 09:21 pm

Chocolate Box letter 2016

Requested fandoms for Chocolate Box

Dinotrux
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Voyager

Fandoms and stylistic things )

Thank you!
katherine: Cat-eared Dreamsheep wearing a Santa hat (catdreamsheep-santa)
2016-12-18 03:57 pm

Teddy bear

I drew a teddy bear on a box of restaurant leftovers.
Pen drawing of a seated teddy bear, done on cardboard
katherine: The Alot (a shaggy brown beast) wearing a santa hat. Words: I LIKE YULETIDE ALOT (yuletide)
2016-10-02 11:54 am

Yuletide letter 2016

Requested fandoms for Yuletide:
Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
Dinotrux (TV)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series - Betty MacDonald

Fandoms and stylistic things )

Thank you!
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (love light)
2016-09-24 12:44 pm
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Not an elf name

I've started reading Enchanted Paradise, a 1985 book I picked up a while back very likely solely because the cover is ridiculous.

There are elves with beards, which I object to. I said to Graham "Gleb is a bad name for an elf." He said that's a bad name for anyone. However, I've been re-reading The Clan of the Cave Bear lately and it's a name that would fit right in.
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2016-09-08 05:53 pm

Steampunk Roomba

I picked up Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano from the library. There are gears on its cover which I did not notice until after reading a few chapters.

There's a steampunk Roomba:
The windup metal vacuum discus is repeatedly knocking into the corner, trying to find its way out. The copper is scuffed, the gears whining for their efforts.
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
2016-07-07 09:26 pm

Crossovering letter

Letter for [community profile] crossovering

Thank you for writing for me! I really enjoy crossovers, characters from different universes meeting, fusions and reimagining, so am bound to be excited!

Requested fandoms, Stylistic things )
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (love light)
2016-07-04 04:13 am

Fish drawing

Fish drawn on an iPad in a program ridiculously named Procreate.
An orange fish seen from above, done in thicker digital paint than the streaks and patches of grey and blue in the background