He doesn't travel well. He's like fine shrimp.

Anya ,'Touched'


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."


Laura - Apr 02, 2021 2:16:07 pm PDT #26592 of 26661
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

To those who recommended the Chanur books I send thanks. Enjoyable so far.


meara - Apr 02, 2021 3:32:36 pm PDT #26593 of 26661

What’s the name of the book Toddson?

So, one of my fave authors has created a spinoff “universe” from one of her series, and co-wrote the first book and has other people doing others. Mostly sound good, and I liked the first one, but the latest...just...ok, if you name one of the mean guys “Redd Bottom” you’re not being cure you’re being ridiculous. And I’ve read some fun ridiculous like, were-bear stuff? But this is not that, but I can’t get past it. Especially since the hero is apparently called “Bull” and his brothers include “Blade”. Just...take it back a notch, lady.


Consuela - Apr 02, 2021 7:21:06 pm PDT #26594 of 26661
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

To those who recommended the Chanur books I send thanks. Enjoyable so far.

Glad you're enjoying them! I do love me some Cherryh.

Right now I"m reading All the Light We Cannot See, which I found in a Little Free Library a few weeks ago. Pretty good so far, although the blind girl and her dad are a bit precious.


Toddson - Apr 05, 2021 5:49:40 am PDT #26595 of 26661
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

meara, the book is called "Cinnamon and Gunpowder" (sorry about being offline over the weekend)


amyparker - Apr 06, 2021 1:42:50 pm PDT #26596 of 26661
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Is this one of us? If so, hiiiiiiii I can't wait to read this. If not, still can't wait!


-t - Apr 06, 2021 2:25:16 pm PDT #26597 of 26661
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

That sounds amazing! And I want to be friends with her (if I am not already, but I don't think I am)


Steph L. - Apr 06, 2021 3:30:47 pm PDT #26598 of 26661
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

I just put it on hold at the library.


Kate P. - Apr 06, 2021 5:18:56 pm PDT #26599 of 26661
That's the pain / That cuts a straight line down through the heart / We call it love

I've met her! She's a friend of my mother's, though not, to the best of my knowledge, a Buffista.


-t - Apr 06, 2021 5:46:52 pm PDT #26600 of 26661
‘if you had committed a murder and were trying to get away with it, you wouldn’t let a trifle like a second breakfast stand in your way.’ - The Five Red Herrings

Hooray, a connection!

I’ve bought the book but I may read the new Sebastian St Cyr first. I really like that series.


meara - Apr 06, 2021 7:26:15 pm PDT #26601 of 26661

Aww that sounds super cute. I will have to check that out.