@chickpeas akimbo That is exactly why I read it! It tricked me with its only semi-terrible cover, and quotes from decent newspapers. I hate it more every time I think of it.
When I started reading this I thought, "Yes, that is the problem I had with Little Bee!". Both female narrators were fairly flat and the the whole 'white middle class savior' and 'noble foreigner' thing squicked me out. Was surprised to see it on the positive list.
@peculiarity Elementary is the best, I'm actually more excited for new episodes than I am for Sherlock.
@Lyesmith Oh god, Deep Wizardry. Fucking heartbreaking. The later books kind of became fanfiction of themselves, but that one can still make me cry. Also the spin off books about cat wizards were surprisingly good (and somehow managed to involve a dinosaur wizard at one point).
@Russell Brandom Thanks fellow hairpinner whose handle I don't know for selling me an awesome bike for $75! You are a hero.
@melmuu Once when I was moving I saw a spider as big as my hand saunter across what had been my bedroom floor. If I had not already been leaving that would have done it.
@fondue with cheddar Quickly knock him out of the corner and into the bath tub using a broom (shake to make sure he doesn't get stuck), then turn on the water and rinse him down the drain.
...no, that's spiders.
@TheBelleWitch I love each and every one of you.
@HunnyBee Me too! Especially: "I’ve loosely designated the protagonist as a female and the other person who shows up as male." followed by really specific things that apparently all women do.
@fondue with cheddar Yeah, I'm in no way shocked, I was hoping it would take a little longer though.