Flames wouldn't be eternal if they actually consumed anything.

Lilah ,'Not Fade Away'


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."


hippocampus - Jun 02, 2021 7:53:50 am PDT #26718 of 27499
not your mom's socks.

The b.org party in the chat at the bookstore last night filled me with so much joy. It was wonderful to see you, there's a whole lot of the livestream on my youtube channel, and good gosh I miss you all.


sj - Jun 02, 2021 8:00:03 am PDT #26719 of 27499
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

hippocampus, I'm sorry I didn't make it last night. ltc was being difficult.


hippocampus - Jun 02, 2021 8:55:22 am PDT #26720 of 27499
not your mom's socks.

SJ it's VERY okay!!


amyparker - Jun 02, 2021 9:17:28 am PDT #26721 of 27499
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Aw, there was a chat? I am sorry to have missed it!


-t - Jun 02, 2021 10:51:20 am PDT #26722 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Aw, that is happy making!


amyparker - Jun 04, 2021 11:56:24 am PDT #26723 of 27499
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

This looks fun.


Jessica - Jun 04, 2021 12:35:41 pm PDT #26724 of 27499
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I have it on preorder! I can't remember how I came across it, probably Twitter?


amyparker - Jun 04, 2021 1:39:34 pm PDT #26725 of 27499
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I read the line about their being room for cannons to deploy under a window without disturbing the window box full of petunias and was immediately looking around for the clicky "take my money" button.


-t - Jun 04, 2021 1:40:09 pm PDT #26726 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ooh, that does look fun! And considering how many similar looking covers with possibly interesting titles I see I would have dithered for a long time before giving it a try, if I ever did, so I appreciate having it pointed out


-t - Jun 04, 2021 3:30:11 pm PDT #26727 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

So, I read Mademoiselle de Scuderi and it was kind of a slog but that may have been the translation. The plot was kind of Law and Order: Louis XIV which was interesting but not really much with the detecting. What little there was led to wrong conclusions, the truth only came out (to the extent it did) from heartfelt confessions and people believing in the power of virtue and suchlike.

Part of me wants to jump back and reread Oedipus Rex but that would definitely mean finding a good translation. Does anyone have a favorite to recommend?

Or I could just go ahead with Bleak House, which is pretty conveniently available although there are certainly multiple editions of the audiobook and I am thinking switching between audio and print might be good for that book, or even doing the simultaneous thing which I tried out when I could not concentrate on . . . something . . . I guess it didn't help with the long term retention but it did seem to help in immediate comprehension at the time!