melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-08-01 05:41 pm
Entry tags:

FMK #19: Urban Fantasy

Last week's F winner was Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe! I am pretty excited, gotta say. Hopefully it will be both amazing and terrible. None of them were anywhere near a plurality of K, so we get another week with no K. How sad.

I have not finished reading any fmk books since last time, but I HAVE finally finished reshelving all my nonfiction books by dewey number! \o/ (Okay, there were about 90 left after I'd pulled everything in the catalog - I think they are about half ones that I just couldn't find on the first pass, a quarter ones that are in the catalog wrong, and a quarter ones that never made it into the catalog. But that's only about 5%, so not bad. Dealing with them is tonight's job.)

Next step: actually weed the nonfiction now that I know what I have. <_< Also, move things from the 900s to where they actually belong (the 900s are tied with the 300s for my hate, I think.)

Since I was thinking about urban fantasy tropes in my last review post and also moved on to re-reading old DF slash, this week is Urban Fantasy!

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)


Poll #18646 FMK #19: Urban Fantasy
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35


Thin Air by Rachel Caine (2007)

View Answers

F
6 (50.0%)

M
2 (16.7%)

K
4 (33.3%)

Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (2004)

View Answers

F
8 (47.1%)

M
2 (11.8%)

K
7 (41.2%)

The Samurai Wizard by Simon Hawke (1991)

View Answers

F
7 (58.3%)

M
1 (8.3%)

K
4 (33.3%)

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (2011)

View Answers

F
6 (37.5%)

M
1 (6.2%)

K
9 (56.2%)

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (1997)

View Answers

F
9 (50.0%)

M
4 (22.2%)

K
5 (27.8%)

Last Girl Dancing by Holly Lisle (2005)

View Answers

F
6 (60.0%)

M
1 (10.0%)

K
3 (30.0%)

Divine Misfortune by A. Lee Martinez (2011)

View Answers

F
5 (45.5%)

M
3 (27.3%)

K
3 (27.3%)

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (2009)

View Answers

F
10 (41.7%)

M
8 (33.3%)

K
6 (25.0%)

Truckers by Terry Pratchett (1989)

View Answers

F
12 (63.2%)

M
6 (31.6%)

K
1 (5.3%)

Dead Easy by Wm. Mark Simmons (2007)

View Answers

F
2 (22.2%)

M
1 (11.1%)

K
6 (66.7%)

Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow (2011)

View Answers

F
8 (61.5%)

M
1 (7.7%)

K
4 (30.8%)

My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon edited by P. N. Elrod (2007)

View Answers

F
6 (50.0%)

M
2 (16.7%)

K
4 (33.3%)



Post a comment in response:

From:
Anonymous
OpenID
Identity URL: 
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org


 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of people who comment anonymously.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.