Book #46: Moxie, by Jen Mathieu

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:17 pm
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(still sick. v. annoyed about it.)

ANYWAY, so Moxie is a book about a girl whose mother used to be a rebel of sorts, until her dad died, and she moved back to her hometown to raise her baby daughter. Now Vivian, 16, keeps her mother's keepsakes to help her through bad days...and there are quite a few bad days, because her high school is something of a disaster.

MOXIE, in this case, is the name of anonymous zine that Viv starts to draw attention to the sexist boys and teachers at the school. It's mostly low-key protesting until someone anonymously submits a poster that says the captain of the football team tried to rape her at a party, and the principal (the captain's dad) covered it up.

This book was really good. It's kind of like a manual, but not boring. It teaches girls how to be smart and brave. It levels up constantly. And, somehow, it's even aware of its own whiteness. All without being precious or preachy. It's just really, really good. I highly recommend it.
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So last year, White's AND I DARKEN, about the early life of a girl-Vlad the Impaler (called Lada Dracul) was WITHOUT CONTEST my favourite read of the year. It's was amazing on, like, every level.

Now I Rise is probably better.

I'm not JUST saying that because my favourite character gets more screen time, or because Kiersten wrote out the entirety of the siege of Constantinople and I LOVE ME A SIEGE, or because Lada was EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE THIS TIME, but obviously the fact that this book was essentially written for me specifically played a large part in why I loved it so much.

IT'S JUST SO GOOD.

I highly, highly, highly recommend both books, and I am super anxious about the third one (but in the good way...not the annoyingly manipulative cliff-hangery kind of way).
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Collected from my twitter feed per a friend's request, so I haven't read them all. 'ware the tags, etc, etc. Includes some Blackhawks fic, just FYI.

To Do Wrong (14385 words) by thedeadparrot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
Characters: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Cyberpunk, Alternate Universe - Blade Runner Fusion, Established Relationship
Summary:


The years of doing this -- the same case files full of replicants, the same days and weeks of hunting them through the streets of LA, the same whistling of the kettle when the water's ready -- they're all sitting on Mike's shoulders, weighing him down.


Careful Fear and Dead Devotion (9302 words) by othersideofthis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
Characters: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Tyler Toffoli
Additional Tags: 2014-2015 NHL Season, Established Relationship, Depression, Career Ending Injury
Summary:

“Why put yourself through any of this?”

“Because it’s you,” Jeff says, like it’s really that simple, and maybe it is. “It’s always been you.”


Everyday Travesties (17676 words) by ionthesparrow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Nick Bjugstad/Kyle Rau
Characters: Nick Bjugstad, Kyle Rau, Jonathan Huberdeau
Additional Tags: Florida Panthers, Established Relationship, Humor
Summary:

A comedy about the tragedies of everyday life. Starring Nick Bjugstad, Kyle Rau, Kyle Rau’s family, Jonathan Huberdeau, assorted Florida Panthers, and a rookie that everyone has agreed is better left nameless.


Put On Some Red Lipstick and Live a Little (1088 words) by angelsaves
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Corey Crawford/Johnny Oduya/Marcus Kruger
Characters: Corey Crawford, Johnny Oduya, Marcus Kruger
Additional Tags: Lipstick & Lip Gloss, Feminization, Threesome - M/M/M
Summary:

In which Corey Crawford gets in touch with his pretty side, with help from his two Swedish boyfriends.


#getonyourknees (2000 words) by angelsaves
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF, Canadian television personality
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maripier Morin/Brandon Prust/Brendan Gallagher
Characters: Maripier Morin, Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher
Additional Tags: Threesome - F/M/M, Dom/sub, Kneeling, Orgasm Delay/Denial
Summary:

Brandon Prust and Brendan Gallagher were a little too sassy to Maripier Morin on Twitter the other day. She thinks they need to be taught a lesson. They're not opposed.


Includes D/s (D/s/s, perhaps?) elements, kneeling, and orgasm delay.


Bet That I Can Make You Believe (1677 words) by angelsaves
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Duncan Keith/Brent Seabrook
Characters: Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Nick Leddy, John Scott
Additional Tags: Sex Magic
Summary:

Obviously, what the Blackhawks need to turn their slump around is some good old-fashioned sex magic. In which Brent Seabrook convinces Duncan Keith to do a spell with him. Nick Leddy might need some brain bleach.


Everyday Electricity (the Everyday Travesties remix) (5469 words) by othersideofthis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nick Bjugstad/Kyle Rau, Lawson Crouse/Travis Konecny
Characters: Jonathan Huberdeau, Adrian Kempe
Additional Tags: Remix, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Soul Bond, Science Fiction, Established Relationship
Summary:

Nick and Kyle met in the North. They were just kids, but when they saw each other, they knew.


capital c (1787 words) by othersideofthis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joe Thornton/Joe Pavelski
Additional Tags: Established Relationship
Summary:

Pavs stops him after the first practice, curls one hand around Joe’s wrist. “This doesn’t change anything, you know.”

His hand’s cold, that’s what Joe focuses on. Five freezing little knife points, digging into his skin.


Broke my heart to leave the city (2305 words) by othersideofthis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nick Leddy/Brandon Saad
Characters: Nick Leddy, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Social Media, Post-Trade, 2014-2015 NHL Season, Long-Distance Relationship, Multimedia, Embedded Images
Summary:

This is his Nick, but it’s not -- this is a Nick who is finally playing the minutes he deserves, this is a Nick who has new teammates and a new family, this is a Nick who is going to tear it up in blue and orange. Brandon feels off-balance until Nick smiles, and he remembers: this is a Nick who whispered, over and over when he thought Brandon was sleeping, I don’t want to go anywhere you aren’t and I would stay, for you, if I could and I love you, I love you, I love you.

trope-bingo card!

Jul. 8th, 2017 12:38 pm
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ROAD TRIP HAPPY ENDING AU: SUPERNATURAL MATCHMAKER AU: OTHER
HUDDLE FOR WARMTH BETS/WAGERS SECRET TWIN/

DOPPELGANGER
TELEPATHY/

MIND MELD
HANDCUFFED/

BOUND TOGETHER
AU: HISTORICAL RARE PAIRS FREE SPACE CHOSEN FAMILY RIVALS TO LOVERS
IN VINO VERITAS/

DRUNK FIC
META FICTION AMNESIA LOVE TRIANGLE AGAINST

ALL ODDS
AU: ROYALTY/

ARISTOCRACY/

FEUDAL
CROSS DRESSING/

COSTUMES
FAKE

RELATIONSHIP
COMING OUT

(OF THE CLOSET)
FORK IN

THE ROAD

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