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It's here, it's here!!    The hoggywartyxmas bash is well and truly launched this morning and got off with a genuine bang!  I've hauled out my vintage Versace gown
to join the glittering assemblage in the Great Hall - everyone who is anyone will be there, don't you know - so I expect that every one of you will be joining the party.  To judge by the first offering, this will be one that you won't want to miss!

A Change of Plans is just dazzling.  The narrative voice is acerbic, salty and sly, drawing one in right from the start.  The characterizations of both Severus and Minerva are insightful and sharp-edged and the story of their coming together is by turns sexy, droll and painful.  It's beautifully written, full of delightfully turned literary allusions, and has an ending that just feels so right.  Go read it now!!

P.S.  I know that I am very, VERY behind in both answering comments on my page and commenting on yours.  My only excuse is that the last near month has been hell on wheels, and now that I've got a 4 day weekend coming up, I'll do my utmost to catch up.  I had promised myself that I wouldn't post again until I had, at least, answered the comments on my own pages, but I just couldn't help myself (but then, I've always been bad at resisting temptation).  :-D  So go put on your best bib and tucker and head on over to hoggywartyxmas for the next 2+ weeks - you'll be so glad you did!


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Dec. 22nd, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
If you don't actually own that dress, I will gladly chip in, just to know you have it.

You're right about the story, it's a corker!

As for replying, *hangs head* I've always kind of sucked at that. I really need to go to Samhain and reply now that it seems possible here.

Best to the Larks,
Dec. 22nd, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely rec and for the heads-up! Isn't that story just great?

And don't worry about the comments. It'll happen at one point, and if it doesn't it's not the end of the world. Take a good rest after the hellish month.
Dec. 23rd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Don't beat yourself up over comments, sweetie. December is a packed month for all of us. We're just glad you're back (and looking so dazzling at the party.)
Dec. 28th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
hell on wheels,
*g* That is a new expression for me, but how fitting! I still haven't caught up from when I was ill and have already missed so many posts again... but at least I managed to read already several Hoggywary stories - and commented most, too. They're all really wonderful, aren't they? I so love this fest! ♥
Very lovely dress, by the way. I had (in reality) and still have (for Hoggywarty) a dress on that I bought this summer in Sweden from a craft and art cooperative; linen, designed from a seamstress living there, with a very simple but complimenting cut. It's pea green, long-sleeved and floor length (for my sort legs), and I wish I could wear dresses like this every day. They are so comfortable and still look dashing! :o)
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