such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: tony/bruce [pointy things])
What I've read

I think my most major recent read has been a piece of Downton Abbey/Avengers crossover fic in which Thomas Barrow is transported to modern times and becomes Tony Stark's butler. Which is one of those things that seems ridiculous at first glance but the author completely sells it to you, and 87k later you're entirely on board.

(I've barely watched Downton! I really don't care much for Thomas! *hands*)

Tony Stark Meets an Extremely Unimpressed Time Traveler, or, Thomas Barrow Makes a Surprisingly Good 21st Century Butler (87671 words) by Alex51324
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Downton Abbey, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thomas Barrow/Tony Stark
Characters: Thomas Barrow, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Butlers, Crossover
Summary:

In which Tony Stark ditches a boring party, makes an addition to the household staff, throws a much better party, and tries not to sexually harass his new butler.

Or,In which Thomas Barrow has a little trouble getting home from the pub, is generally unimpressed with many aspects of the 21st century, never thought of himself as a conservative dresser before, and may or may not be falling in lust with his new employer.

tl:dr: Thanks to time travel, Thomas Barrow becomes the Avengers' butler.



I enjoyed this immensely, I really did. Well worth the read if you've got a hankering to sit down with a long fic where a very deadpan butler is entirely unimpressed with the 21st century.

What I'm Reading

Trying very hard to actually finish some of the many books on my to-read list. Currently about a third of the way through Rosemary Kirstein's The Steerswoman, which is lovely. Lots of excellent female characters, road tripping, and a lot of great stuff on exploration and study and the scientific method.

What I'll Read Next

I have a mighty need to get hold of the new Black Widow and Ms. Marvel comics runs. \o/
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: books)
Writing this so I can pretend like I've done something with the past hour other than sitting here refreshing Karen Gillan's twitter feed while she does a Q&A. (SHE'S SO CUTE!)

What I've read:

So I bought myself an ereader for my birthday last week because for all that TV and fanfic are worthy pursuits, I'm rubbish at fitting in any of the many novels I would also like to read! Having a shiny new toy has helped.

ANYWAY. Recently I have read:

Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. Which, predictably, I loved! Polly was a great protagonist and I enjoyed the gentle queerness of it all, not to mention the stealth Bechdel Test-passing.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. About a decade after everyone else. Although I hadn't seen the film either I feel like I'd picked up most of the plot of this via fandom. So it didn't surprise me too much but it was gripping anyway. And Katniss and Peeta both hit some of my favourite character archetype buttons really hard, so that helped. <3

What I'm reading:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I know far less about the rest of the trilogy so I'm finding this hard to put down, which is a problem on public transport occasionally. >.>

KATNISS! PEETA! *meeps* *goes back to reading*

What I'll read next:

Well, Mockingjay, because omg I must know what happens. (No spoilers, please!) And I have also picked up Neil Gaiman's new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, so that'll be next.

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