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the stars are so close over your head . . .
quintessential, wear you like a jewel, winter soldier, bucky barnes
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. . . you feel you could reach up and stir them around. (Yes, I watched It Happened One Night for the mumbleth time while cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen this morning.) And last night, for the first time in a long time, I sat up until I finished my book in a one-sitting read: Frances Hardinge's Cuckoo Song. It's a little more horror-ish than her other books (I've read all of them except The Lie Tree), but just as beautifully conceived and written. I love that her worlds are so creative and that her characters live up to them. Also - and this is no small consideration - that her protagonists (who are usually girls aged 11-16) are interested in and fight for love (of self,of family, of friends) but do not spend their time on romance or sex. It makes a really refreshing change from the love triangles I've read over and over. I don't want to spoil anything, but I was amused that there is a character called Sebastian who is enduring "unending winter," and you know where my mind went at that.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is on tomorrow - see, that is EXCELLENT Valentine's Day programming - and I am taking that as a nudge to work on my Stucky Big Bang fic. Long weekend, whoo! Cold weather that makes me want to stay inside and cuddle my laptop - less whoo, but possibly good for my productivity. (I also need to work on my other WiP, for Write The Fic Big Bang.)

In real-life news, my BFF J and his wife E had their baby, L! No in-person cuddles yet, but from the pics, she is adorable. And my little brother found himself a great new girlfriend, R. I like her a lot and hope this leads to good things, specifically babies. That would be fantastic.

How are you all doing?

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Oh interesting! Thanks for the book rec. :)

And a Steve/Bucky story coming, eh? Eeeee!
*twirls you*

CA:TWS is a *perfect* Valentine's gift to ourselves. Hehe.

It's cold, here. Cold, cold, cold, cold.
*huddles*

I recommend EVERYTHING by Frances Hardinge, but I will admit to be particularly fond of the two Mosca Mye books (Fly By Night and Fly Trap) and a stand-alone: The Lost Conspiracy/Gullstruck Island.

The S/B story is only due in August, I think, so plenty of time for me to mess it up! But I would like to try to build a framework for it this weekend so that the isolated scenes I keep thinking of will have some place to go.

I feel you on the cold, pet. It is ridiculous here too.

Excellent. :) Always on the lookout for new books.

Heee! I don't think you'll mess it up. I do love those boys. Working on an AU, myself, that i really need to *work on*, sheesh.

We got 'wintry mix' last night, which basically means a glaze of grainy ice. More of it east of us, which is the direction I'm supposed to drive tonight to get my daughter from the airport, two hours away.

I'm thinking...i need to do something else. Like get her a hotel. Arrgh.

Yes, get her a room! You don't need to be braving the elements for so many hours!

It's really not ideal, no.

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