Alright, here's my book* thread for 2021 – starting early this time, so I hopefully won't abandon it due to ETOOMANYBOOKS like last year's. Be warned that January is traditionally filled with fanfics and re-reads.

All tagged with #rixxReads for your muting convenience.

* books, papers, fanfics, etc etc

1/ The Arithmancer (Arithmancer, #1) by White Squirrel. Decent Harry Potter fanfic whith Hermione as math genius. Rat adjacent but nowhere near the mess that is HPMOR. Imagine having actual characters *and* science, at the same time.
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@rixx Very exciting to meet a fellow fan fiction connoiseur in the wild! I will follow your reading list with great interest.

@bfiedler You may be interested in all my rated fanfic (though I started taking notes late and didn't include nearly everything) books.rixx.de/lists/fanfic/

@rixx Ohhh yesss, thanks 😄

If you're looking for some more recommendations:

* Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin (fanfiction.net/s/11191235/1/Ha) Ongoing series, WBWL, smart, Slytherin-Harry (though not HPMOR levels of smart). I love it to death, on my 5th+ reread

* Error of Soul (fanfiction.net/s/8490518/1/Err) unfinished, only 7 chapters but original take on soul bonds

* Patron (fanfiction.net/s/11080542/1/Pa), enjoyed it a lot

* Browncoat, Green Eyes (hpfanficarchive.com/stories/vi) HPxFirefly crossover, IDK really not into crossovers but this is well-written

* Just a Random Tuesday (fanfiction.net/s/3124159/1/Jus) short, fluffy, who doesn't love McG?

* The Sea King (fanfiction.net/s/7502511/1/The) short, good, not much else to say

* Victoria Potter (fanfiction.net/s/12713828/1/Vi) ongoing, what if Harry was a girl

Maybe I should also start something like this? 🤔

@bfiedler Ah, interesting! I remember Victoria Potter as being too generic for my taste. I have read Browncoat, and I have literally no memories of it, huh. Same for Prince of Slyherin (though I have read Better Be Slytherin several times, so I'm no stranger to the niche).

I like the beginning of the None Other series, before it became a wordy dragfest archiveofourown.org/series/411

@rixx will definitely check it out, thanks!

I know I started Better Be Slytherin at some time, but I also can't remember any specifics or why I dropped it. Oh well, now I got something to read before bedtime 😄

Also I just noticed Just a Random Tuesday is almost 60k words, that's not short at all 😅 Well it seems you are a fast reader so it shouldn't pose any problems.

@bfiedler I got through about 20% of Patron, but it doesn't seem to stop being a creepy 24/7 fantasy, so I think I'll stop with that one 😬

@rixx Different people different interpretations 😄 I've not read it that way, but I can see where you are coming from.

I've got about 80% through Better Be Slytherin; not great, not terrible. The character's mood swings are too quick for my liking, but solid overall. Thanks for the rec!

@rixx Hope I'm not overstepping with another recommendation:

* Grow Young with Me (fanfiction.net/s/11111990/1/Gr) Epilogue-compliant, Harry/OC, pretty angsty. Both writing and OC are executed really well, even if it's not your cup of tea I'd give it a try. Ongoing, gets sporadic updates

@bfiedler Heh, thanks. Neither "ongoing" nor "epilogue-compliant" are really up my alley, so I'll skip this one

@bfiedler Apropos of The Futile Facade just updating: It's a good series. The first one is Pureblood Pretense: fanfiction.net/s/7613196/1/The

@rixx So I went to bed today at 10 and wanted to “see if I would enjoy the first chapter of this” and 12 chapters later it’s safe to say I do.

Thanks a lot! And also damn you 😉

@bfiedler Just a Random Tuesday: Some day I will understand why about half the fandom spells Umbridge's first name as "Delores",. No idea why it annoys me this much,. Pretty good otherwise though!

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