Jan. 1st, 2014

[identity profile] tanpopo03.livejournal.com
I'll have to wait till tomorrow night to watch it, but it's finally here, whoohoo!

Huge thanks to our last reccers of 2013: [livejournal.com profile] bowl_of_glow, [livejournal.com profile] dioscureantwins, [livejournal.com profile] rachelindeed, [livejournal.com profile] keerawa and [livejournal.com profile] tripleransom.

The new year will start of with recs from our volunteers [livejournal.com profile] holyfant, [livejournal.com profile] hardboiledbaby, [livejournal.com profile] chapbook, [livejournal.com profile] blue_eyed_1987 and [livejournal.com profile] nathaniel_hp.

Enjoy, everyone!

ETA: February sign-ups are now open!
[identity profile] chapbook.livejournal.com
Title: Goose
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rabidsamfan
Pairing: none
Length: 8,626
Rating: Gen
Warnings: none
Verse: ACD Books
Author's summary: Watson recalls an early Christmas at Baker Street.

Reccer's comments: We are still within the twelve days of Christmas and I am experiencing quite the winter where I am, so this delightful fic feels just right: Holmes and Watson sending Mrs. Hudson off to visit her family and fending for themselves (with a little assistance from the Irregulars), all of them struggling to create a Christmas feast in the midst of terrible weather.

One of my favorite things about this story is how the author demonstrates, without being overtly didactic, how much skilled and unskilled labor goes into running even a modestly sized household in the Victorian period. Without Mrs. Hudson and her countless counterparts, many a British home would have ceased to function. Also superb are Watson's voice and the dialogue, as well as the references to the details of daily living in London, which believably situates the reader in the late nineteenth century.


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