kim47: (misc; jealous of my jetpack)
I realised today that it's been a long time since I read a book that really grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let me go. Of course I don't expect every book I read to do this, but everything I've read lately (although, let's be honest, I haven't read that much recently) has felt lacklustre. My usual trick of going back and rereading my favourites hasn't done much for me, I've only felt bored.

So, does anyone have any good books to recommend?

I wouldn't say I read particularly widely, but I'm looking for new things, so I won't specify a genre. I'd love something that makes me feel, but really, anything that you think is particularly good I'll give a go.
kim47: (Misc | false dichotomy)
After having not written anything for ages, I was wandering the kink meme a couple of nights ago and wrote a tiny piece. But. It's about Anderson and his angst, guys. Wot. Apparently this is how my brain works. It won't let me write about Sherlock and John and their Epic Love, or make any headway at all on my Mystrade Fanworks Fest story, but it will let me write about Anderson. IDEK.


Imitosis
PG
sort of Donovan/Anderson

For the prompt: For some reason, I have a sudden urge to Anderson h/c or angst. C'mon, he's gotta be more than just a one-sided annoyance purely there for Sherlock to pester - he's got to have his fears and worries and heartaches and insecurities, just like any other person. I'd like to see some of them~
 
The sound of the door slamming is one he's heard before. )
kim47: (Misc | false dichotomy)
After having not written anything for ages, I was wandering the kink meme a couple of nights ago and wrote a tiny piece. But. It's about Anderson and his angst, guys. Wot. Apparently this is how my brain works. It won't let me write about Sherlock and John and their Epic Love, or make any headway at all on my Mystrade Fanworks Fest story, but it will let me write about Anderson. IDEK.


Imitosis
PG
sort of Donovan/Anderson

For the prompt: For some reason, I have a sudden urge to Anderson h/c or angst. C'mon, he's gotta be more than just a one-sided annoyance purely there for Sherlock to pester - he's got to have his fears and worries and heartaches and insecurities, just like any other person. I'd like to see some of them~
 
The sound of the door slamming is one he's heard before. )
kim47: (Thursday Next: Socialist republic of Wal)

Ugh. I've been in a completely weird mood for the last seven or eight hours, getting really upset about silly things and being irrationally annoyed at people. How do you feelings? I was so happy this morning!


Also, I've been going through this period of intense self-flagellation over my own writing. It's never really bothered me before; I know my own limitations/flaws very well, but writing fic isn't a huge part of my life, not really. I'm okay with not being excellent, I do this for fun. That doesn't mean I don't look to improve, but I'm usually pretty chilled out about it. But the last couple of days I've been really, really critical of everything and getting really frustrated about it. Which is irritating because suddenly it's not fun any more. I still want to write (turns out I'm more attached to it than I thought) but everytime I try to start something, or keep going with one of my half-dozen unfinished stories, I honestly cannot write more than a few lines without deleting them in disgust. 
 
I did a fic writing exercise a few days ago, to try and get over myself, and these were the results. I honestly have no idea how I feel about them. 
 
This was the meme I did, cobbled together by [livejournal.com profile] antistar_e from a few different ones.
 
1: Give me a number between 1 and (however many songs are in your iTunes library). Your number determines what song you get.
2. Give me a character or pairing and I will write you a drabble of no more than three paragraphs, based on the song you picked.
3. If the song is horrible, or I can't work with it, you may be asked to choose a different number.
 
 
These were (some of) the results. I got a bit carried a way on a couple (this is why I've never been able to write a 221b ficlet!) and went for more than three paragraphs :D Also, turns out it's harder to draw inspiration from a song than I thought it would be. For instance, Dark Matter is a song that often makes me think of Sherlock, but I couldn't really get anything to fit, so I just selected a few of the lyrics and based it on those. 
 
And, my first time writing Doctor Who fic...so, um, yay?
 
 
 
 
sherlock/john, dark matter )
 
 
 
john watson, call me irresponsible )
 
 
sherlock/john, breaking hearts )

 
the doctor, banana pancakes )
 
 
amy/rory, switchfoot )
 
kim47: (Thursday Next: Socialist republic of Wal)

Ugh. I've been in a completely weird mood for the last seven or eight hours, getting really upset about silly things and being irrationally annoyed at people. How do you feelings? I was so happy this morning!


Also, I've been going through this period of intense self-flagellation over my own writing. It's never really bothered me before; I know my own limitations/flaws very well, but writing fic isn't a huge part of my life, not really. I'm okay with not being excellent, I do this for fun. That doesn't mean I don't look to improve, but I'm usually pretty chilled out about it. But the last couple of days I've been really, really critical of everything and getting really frustrated about it. Which is irritating because suddenly it's not fun any more. I still want to write (turns out I'm more attached to it than I thought) but everytime I try to start something, or keep going with one of my half-dozen unfinished stories, I honestly cannot write more than a few lines without deleting them in disgust. 
 
I did a fic writing exercise a few days ago, to try and get over myself, and these were the results. I honestly have no idea how I feel about them. 
 
This was the meme I did, cobbled together by [livejournal.com profile] antistar_e from a few different ones.
 
1: Give me a number between 1 and (however many songs are in your iTunes library). Your number determines what song you get.
2. Give me a character or pairing and I will write you a drabble of no more than three paragraphs, based on the song you picked.
3. If the song is horrible, or I can't work with it, you may be asked to choose a different number.
 
 
These were (some of) the results. I got a bit carried a way on a couple (this is why I've never been able to write a 221b ficlet!) and went for more than three paragraphs :D Also, turns out it's harder to draw inspiration from a song than I thought it would be. For instance, Dark Matter is a song that often makes me think of Sherlock, but I couldn't really get anything to fit, so I just selected a few of the lyrics and based it on those. 
 
And, my first time writing Doctor Who fic...so, um, yay?
 
 
 
 
sherlock/john, dark matter )
 
 
 
john watson, call me irresponsible )
 
 
sherlock/john, breaking hearts )

 
the doctor, banana pancakes )
 
 
amy/rory, switchfoot )
 

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