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July 17: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories.
Alphabetical as always.
1. Magic Steals; Ilona Andrews. Vegetarian tiger shape shifter Dali is one of my favorites.
2. Rough Justice; Kelly Armstrong. A little snippet after the final book in the Cainsville series, which shows you how the characters are coping with their choices.
3. The Uncommon Reader; Alan Bennett. Cute and lighthearted. Sometimes you need that.
4. “A Scandal in Bohemia:” Arthur Conan Doyle. While some of the ways Irene Adler has been re-imagined are quite cool, I’ll always admire the original.
5. “Jury Duty;” Jim Butcher. Harry Dresden, wizard, can make anything exciting, and not always in a good way.
6. How the Marquis Got His Coat Back; Neil Gaiman. A great little in between story about a character from Neverwhere.
7. We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Shirley Jackson. A great subtly creepy story that gets more tense, but never too tense.
8. “Sun in Glory:” Mercedes Lackey. A part of the Heralds of Valdemar series, about a character I really enjoy.
9. “No Sooner Met;” Seanan McGuire. I’m a sucker for romance, even when it comes with a first date *and* an assassination attempt.
10. Bartleby the Scrivener; Herman Melville. I suspect 90% off my fondness comes from my using “I prefer not to” whenever possible, but still.