Book: I believe I just... I think I'm on the wrong ship. Inara: Maybe. Or maybe you're exactly where you ought to be.

'Serenity'


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."


-t - Jun 18, 2021 12:31:43 pm PDT #26742 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Oh, Olivia Atwater's Regency Faerie Tales I read because Ten Thousand Stitches was an intriguing title and I ended up liking those


-t - Jun 18, 2021 12:36:10 pm PDT #26743 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Back issues of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is what really made Kindle Unlimited worthwhile for me. Like 10 years worth or something? And then I got a paid subscription so I'm sure I played right into their nefarious plot.


meara - Jun 18, 2021 12:44:55 pm PDT #26744 of 27218

Ooh. I did not like the Veronica Speedwell series nearly as much as her other one, but didn’t know back issues of that magazine were available. Short stories could def work for me right now!


-t - Jun 18, 2021 12:46:57 pm PDT #26745 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Aha, I found the list of what I've already returned! It does keep track it just keeps recommending them to me, I guess. Anyway - some more authors I liked pretty well: Nathan Lowell, Melissa F. Olson

Oh, looks like I got Ninth House through Kindle Unlimited and that was very good.

Dread Nation, too.


-t - Jun 18, 2021 1:11:58 pm PDT #26746 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

The Veronica Speedwell books, every time I finish one I'm kind of meh on it but then the description for the next one somehow sounds like it will be much better, so I do keep reading them. It's a good trick.


DavidS - Jun 18, 2021 1:15:45 pm PDT #26747 of 27218
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Oh, looks like I got Ninth House through Kindle Unlimited and that was very good.

I'm reading it now and enjoying it quite a bit.


Jessica - Jun 19, 2021 9:21:55 am PDT #26748 of 27218
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

One of the things that really irritates me about Kindle Unlimited is that it doesn't seem to keep track of what I have read and returned.

One of the lovely things about my job is I get to complain about this sort of thing to people who might actually fix it, eventually. (KU does keep track of what you've previously borrowed and returned, but the recommendations are only based on what's actively in your library. So annoying.)

I don't know if I can make any helpful KU recommendations because my brain has more or less been stuck on "low-angst gay sports romance" for basically the entire pandemic. (Like, RIDICULOUSLY low angst, books where the 3rd act crisis is the MCs having a minor misunderstanding and then talking it out an hour later.)


-t - Jun 19, 2021 9:49:58 am PDT #26749 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Nifty, Jess! I’m glad to know how it actually works.

The Hidden Palace is pretty good although I like the characters well enough that I really resent when they suffer through the conflicts and obstacles that drive the plot (which is to say, low angst sounds great!) so probably I should reread again in a few years when I will presumably be less fragile or whatever. I think I might consider this series more magical realism than fantasy, which I am mentioning mostly to doubt out loud that I actually know what the difference is


meara - Jun 19, 2021 1:15:20 pm PDT #26750 of 27218

I am down for low angst gay sports romance for sure!! Am mostly reading trashy straight sports romance right now, and books from Sarina Bowen’s Hearteyes Press which are either “gay men in Vermont” or “hockey bros at school in vermont”

Add a little of someone’s rec of 20s magical romance except those aren’t on KU and when you read as fast as I do the $2.99 adds up quick.


Jessica - Jun 19, 2021 2:44:40 pm PDT #26751 of 27218
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Am mostly reading trashy straight sports romance right now, and books from Sarina Bowen’s Hearteyes Press which are either “gay men in Vermont” or “hockey bros at school in vermont”

Eden Finley's Fake Boyfriend and CU Hockey series are extremely readable (very similar to her Gay Hockey Player entry in the Sarina Bowenverse), and from there KU will probably point you to Lucy Lennox, who varies in quality and repeats herself a lot but is generally reliable as a fast comfortable read.