Still don't know where the ice came from: must have been very localized freezing rain.
Burton, The Miniaturist
-- left a bad taste in the mouth, for no good reason
-- to have it over with. When Vlad is a jerk, he jerks in spades, but still- I've read worse. Like all of Amber.
Ima Ichiko, Hyakki Yakousho 26
-- as always, time in another world, is why I dragged feet on reading the last story. Well, also because second last story was the usual confusion requiring several readings. Finally a mention of the war- Grandma saying that most of her relatives died in it. And a new branch: Kagyuu's sister's multiple offspring's descendants seem to have produced at least one person who inherited the same youkai-seeing gene as Kagyuu himself. Of course, Ritsu wants nothing to do with that branch of the family, and I wait to see if that's just *him* being a jerk or if he's showing common sense again.
Brust's Phoenix and, desultorily, The Paths of the Dead.
Oh, shall continue with Vlad, no doubt. Path of least resistance