eilonwy2017: (Yarn!Chester Callie)
(Read: Supernatural stuff.)

1. Yarn!Chesters. The newest one is alllllmost done. But I broke the accessory I made for her and need to make a new one. Also, i'm not entirely sure I like her hair. And she needs eyes. I plan on trying to finish her tomorrow, though.

2. Speaking of Yarn!Chester accessories, I have made, with no particular skill or talent, the following items out of sculpey:
1. The colt that can kill anything except when it usually can't
2. Ruby's knife that can kill anything except when it usually can't
3. A large random knife/sword thing (like the ones for killing vampires in season 1), which the Yarn!chesters can actually hold on their own
4. a cannister of salt
5. a cannister of gasoline
6. many candles
7. a sawed off shotgun
8. a random handgun (with a pearl grip, to mimic Dean's.)
9. a shovel
10. a stake (for killing demigods)
11. several metal stakes for pinning zombies back into grave beds

When I photograph the newest Yarn!chester (tomorrow?) you can see these weird items, too.

3. I have a new Yarn!chester mini-project. I shan't say more than that, however, 'til I find out if it works. If it does, I'll be very happy because I want to be able to give something Yarn!chester-ish away as gifts, but the full size ones are too time consuming.

4. I have, in my hot little hands, Keith R. A. DeCandido's newest Supernatural tie-in novel: Heart of the Dragon. You know what this means, right? Yes! Time for a new WTF?! book review! Wheeee!!!

I plan on doing my utmost to go into this one with an open mind and no opinion. I have read no one else's reviews and while Mr DeCandido comes across as a prick on LJ (sorry, but he does), it has been a long time since his previous Supernatural novel, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt in that he'll have improved.

(Also, in the next two months, two new novels are coming out, by authors I've never heard of. I'll be getting/reviewing those, too, in due course.)

ALSO, it's Spring Break. So while I must GRADE GRADE GRADE, and plan for England, and research Oberammergau, and write my dissertation, it does mean there's a wee bit of time for accomplishing the above.

Not tonight, though, for I am going out to dinner with [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc and [livejournal.com profile] kizlj. Wheeee!
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Well, what can one say about Bone Key overall?

Well? What *can* one? )

If Nevermore was an F and Witch's Canyon was a B, then I guess I'd give Bone Key a C for being innocuous.

The Chapters Reviewed, Recapped and Remarked upon:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
The final chapter of DeCandido's second Supernatural novel.

Chapter 19 )

I'll post a wrap-up and links to the individual chapter reviews later on today (Tuesday.) Now though, bedtime. :D
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
There's a lot of screaming. And references to screaming. And more screaming. Oh wait, that last is just me in response to this chapter.

There's also dancing and depression and introspection. Enjoy.

Chapter 19 )

Join me Tuesday for the exciting (?) conclusion to Bone Key. Come on, y'know you waaaannnnaaa!
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
I'm likely to be awake early enough to post this tomorrow at the usual time, but since I canceled class tomorrow and don't need to be, I figure I might as well post this now, just in case.

Read on for more screaming.

(For the curious, there are 20 chapters total, so we're getting there. In plenty of time for the release of Heart of the Dragon, arriving in February. Yay?)

Chapter 17 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
In which Mr DeCandido rides the fanon, Dean flips out and Bobby explains the plan-- which is good because I totally didn't understand it the first time around.

Chapter 16 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
This chapter is really short. Even shorter when you're snarky like me and cut the bits that we've already heard multiple times in other chapters...

Chapter 15 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
In which the book ups the ante, I go on several tangents, Dean acts out of character, and I use the phrase "blah blah blah vengeance-cakes".

Chapter 14 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Surely you're waiting with bated breath for chapter 13, given the cliffhanger that 12 left us on...

Chapter 13 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
I am not setting an alarm clock tomorrow. Well, not for the morning anyway. :) So I'm posting chapter twelve now even though technically it's still Friday (my time). Better early than late, right?

In which the book (probably totally accidentally) touches on *two* aspects of what I study. Weird to think that this book will now probably be touched on in the article I'm co-authoring.

Chapter Twelve )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Buckle up. This is a long chapter. Join me in my exploration of ret-conning, non-memorable movie quotations and a digression on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and, oh yes, the plot of this book.

Chapter 11 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Wait, what color are Dean's eyes?

Join me for my recap/review of chapter 10, in which we retcon, make random choices about canon, endure some very poor (and obscure) banter, oh-- and actually investigate some of the book's mystery.

Chapter 10 )

Join me tomorrow for the interminable chapter eleven.
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Hoo boy, chapter 9. I don't think it's spoilery of the book to say that I hate the main characters of chapter 9. I really hope that that was DeCandido's goal because if readers are supposed to be sympathetic to either of them, then he needs to rethink his career choice. On the bright side, I'm pretty sure we're supposed to hate them.

Chapter 9 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Since yesterday's chapter ended on a cliffhanger (will anyone play poker with the poor ghost??) it only makes sense that chapter 8 would... begin by introducing a totally new character. On the bright side, at least the Winchesters show up.

Chapter 8 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
In case you missed it, being the weekend and all, here's Chapter 6 from Saturday. I meant to post yesterday, too, but forgot. Oops.

Chapter 7 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
The Yarn!Chester Challenges resume Monday, but I figure we'll keep the Bone Key recap/review going through the weekends. (There are 20 chapters total, so we'll be finishing on the first of August.)

Today's chapter sees us return to the Winchesters, and also to some questions raised by Nevermore (to which I say, too little, too late). Also included, some bonus random claims about the Supernatural 'verse unsupported by canon. Hurrah!

Chapter 6 )

Whereas I am off to the zoo.
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
We're back to original characters in this one. Also, this chapter appears to include this book's answer to Nevermore's Poe Cottage. Yay?

Chapter 5 )

Maybe it's just having read Witch's Canyon but since none of the ghosts have, y'know, done anything, with the exception of in chapter three, I can't really pretend that the tension is exactly sky-rocketing.

I'm behind in answering comments on the Review entries-- my apologies! I should be able to catch up this afternoon.
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
We return to the Winchesters in this chapter... read on, read on for Chapter 4 )
eilonwy2017: (Book review)
Next up... Chapter 3 )

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