thisfishflies: (a troll)
So, does anyone know of a community that will give you book recs? Like some of the fic search/genre search ones?

Because lately I've been having urges to read some types of books but really hate flooding my flist with requests.

Like, I really want to read boarding school books. And now, ballet/dancing books. Young adult, mostly.

If there is not a comm, there should be.

(also, if youknow any ballet/dancing books- rec me! and still looking for more boarding school books.)

(and fics in any of my fandoms that fit are welcome too!)
thisfishflies: (dragon fire)

Yeah, do it bitches.

On the other hand, my Inception fic. I've come up with a new beginning to the snippet I wrote before, and am writing a real live fic! That will not be a snippet? IDEK guise.

Also, I superimposed Arthur and Eames into a book I just read, but it was about a Scottish duchess and a Irish maybe-spy. The duchess also ~solved crime~ and ran a maid service and accidentally started an escort service. It didn't last long.
But, Arthur was the lady? And Eames the womanizing, penniless, Irish peer. I'mnot quite sure who the lady's best friend would have been. She was a... manizer? Or, a womanizer but with men, as she was a women. And Irish!Eames was all "oh, Lady, you need to be safe you should probably stop getting involved with murder" and Lady!Arthur was all "dude, just because I hung off the side of a cliff after my rope broke when rock climbing and people shoot at me and I find dead bodies and maybe die from plane crash doesn't mean I can't do stuff! No stop jerking me around, you hoooor!"

Or something.

All I'm saying is that I wouldn't mind a rich!Arthur getting into scraps and solving mysteries while also being upper class and competent and Eames still helping sometimes and still being a bit of a cad and a secret police-type person.

Now to go work on my Inception fic of doom and fish and mind-blowing awesome writing.
thisfishflies: (Be happy butterfly)
Okay. For some reason I want to read some good books with boarding school, be they normal or magical. Just gimmie the books and no one will get hurt!

So, help me, my wonderful flist. You guys are sure to know some good ones. I'll reward those who help with doodles (bribes!).
thisfishflies: (Art Blue Catherine)
There are some things that you return to, over and over again. Movies, songs, tv shows, and books. Heck, in fandom there are fics that you read again and again. If you are me, at least. Sometimes it's just because you like it and it's familiar. Other times it is for some other reason entirely.

I just finished one of those books myself. And, as I gushed about it over twitter, felt the need to make a proper rec post for it.

The book is Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun.

In this book Cerinthe leaves her island far in the north to become a dancer at the royal school. She travels not only towards her dream, but from dark occurrences in her past. On her island she was an apprenticed folk healer and something horrible happened so she gave up healing totally. She can no longer even give the simplest advice for healing burns or sore throats.

At school, she encounters many hardships. One of her greatest is that she is a commoner, where most of the other children are wealthy. Cerinthe even enters into a rivarly with one of the most spoiled girls in her class.

From that description this book sound like any other boarding school story. But is is so much more. It is not "good vs. evil" like Harry Potter. It is not all about the different classes. Instead it is about choice and life. The book does not say, like how so many do, that as long as you try hard you will succeed. It is realistic. The children feel like children and everyone is a person.

Every time I read it I think how, even with having a little girl being followed by the dark ship of death, the book is very positive. Something about it makes me want to give it to every young girl. It tells you to follow your dreams and know what your dreams really are. There is even a section that deals with harmful relationships. Heck- the romantic aspects aren't even the main point of this story but the conclusion to it makes me so joyous. You know how reading Twilight made you feel? This book will fix it.

So, that. Check this book out from your library. Read it. It's great.


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