It's like, in the middle of all this, I'm paranoid that you'll think I don't like poetry.

Buffy ,'Empty Places'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."


amyparker - Feb 17, 2021 12:44:39 pm PST #26463 of 26473
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I just finished Sarah Tolmie's The Fourth Island. I want to shove it at my friend Helen, who is from Ireland, and talk about how it reminds me of everything from the Irish play series she and her husband were presenting in the Before Times.


Toddson - Feb 17, 2021 12:54:57 pm PST #26464 of 26473
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

My reading has slowed down significantly and a lot of my new reading material is electronic, which makes it difficult to read before I go to sleep - I sleep in little cotton gloves to keep my hands soft and moisturized, especially since I wash them a lot, and the e-reader does NOT respond to gloved fingers.


amyparker - Feb 17, 2021 4:48:43 pm PST #26465 of 26473
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Toddson, I use a Space Pen with a rubberized stylus tip at one end with my Nooks; might something similar work for you?


Laura - Feb 17, 2021 6:10:34 pm PST #26466 of 26473
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I find that with gloves on I need to tap on the Nook instead of trying to swipe.


amyparker - Feb 18, 2021 1:52:32 pm PST #26467 of 26473
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Oh wow, look at the lineup for this event honoring Octavia Butler!


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 5:23:30 am PST #26468 of 26473
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I am here for it - [link]

Longtime friends Hillary Clinton and author Louise Penny are writing an international political thriller, "State of Terror," out in October. The plot:

A novice Secretary of State joins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage. A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the Secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy.


Calli - Feb 23, 2021 6:39:38 am PST #26469 of 26473
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

I did not know they were friends. Cool. While I'm not much for political thrillers (politics has had enough tension for me over the past few years), I do like Louise Penny's writing.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 6:47:08 am PST #26470 of 26473
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I am just tickled when I see two women I respect collaborating and have to support that!


Toddson - Feb 23, 2021 7:32:20 am PST #26471 of 26473
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

I would LOVE to hear their co-writing sessions.


Jesse - Feb 23, 2021 8:41:10 am PST #26472 of 26473
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

OMG, that's amazing. I have seen shout-outs to the family in Penny's book notes, and wondered how close they were.