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So, it's time to shamelessly promote my sideblog for book reviews: Secondhand Reviews! The rules are that if I can get it for under five dollars, it's fair game, so this includes books that I got at rummage sales, things that I find online in the public domain, and books that get dumped on me because I'm sort of an unofficial orphanage for unneeded novels. I update when I finish books (if I finish books, in one case that I'm still trying to bleach from my brain,) and I'll review almost anything that holds still long enough, from nearly any genre. The books may range in quality, though I'm fairly certain that my reviews don't. :D

So far, I've read:

The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver (5/5)
A Murder of Quality, by John Le Carre (3/5)
A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Teper (0/5, insert panicked octopus noping here)
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (4.9/5)
Nerilka's Story: A Pern Adventure by Anne McCaffrey (3/5)
Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey (2/5 officially: 4/5 if you don't read the last two chapters)

Next two in the lineup are The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, a gorgeous book that I'm still writing up, and Murder on the Orient Express, because it's about damn time for me to gird my ovaries and accept that though I will never be Agatha Christie, I sure as hell can learn from her.

... I will be deeply indebted to anyone who wants to spork A Plague of Angels. That may be the only way to wash its stain from my mind.
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Summary: Five generations of elves who have migrated from another world, Elphemerea, will have to learn to deal with the modern world in Riverblossom Hills and the surrounding area, while remaining true to their heritage and traditions. Meanwhile, I get progressively better at photoshop.

Generation One: Haldir

The story as a whole is rated PG for swearing, some violence, some sexual situations. Individual warnings are largely on the chapters themselves.

Generation One: Haldir
Chapter One: Arrival.
Chapter Two: Off to See the Wizard
Chapter Three: Domestic Bliss
Chapter Four: The Three Musketeers, part 1

Midina's Interlude: If it Makes You Happy

Chapter Five: The Three Musketeers, Part 2
Chapter Six: The Three Musketeers, Part 3
Chapter Seven: Sisterly Love

Eluisa's Interlude: Memoria Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4,

Chapter Eight: Friends Like These.
Chapter Nine: Bad Company
Chapter Ten: Tremors
Chapter Eleven: Graduand (Part 1), Graduand (Part 2)
Chapter Twelve: Sophomoric
Chapter Thirteen: Fresh Meat*
Chapter Fourteen: Senioritis

Zaliander's Interlude: Hubris

Chapter Fifteen: Cum Laude

* Note: The entirety of Shadows Fall takes place during Fresh Meat, and though it's not germane to the main legacy, I recommend reading it. At least before you read Cum Laude. It will probably update before the next legacy chapter anyway... as I'm doing simblreen again, for 2016. :D

Can't wait for the next chapter? Check out some official fics for the Elven Heritage Legacy. (Note: I haven't been putting a lot of these up recently.)

Download the Elves: This will be up and running when I start graduating this batch from college, and sort my geneticized skins. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I'm currently looking for better versions of the old Enalya pixie skins and for eyes where they've got the corners from Anva's Sclera, but no vast black gaps above when sims open their eyes wide. 


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