'Dear Diary, Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy.' 'Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever.'

Jayne ,'Safe'

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."

meara - Jul 23, 2021 9:15:46 pm PDT #26843 of 27108

I don’t think I even want to know how troubling things got. I enjoyed one or two of his series but doubt I can reread them now. And even then remember the Xanth series as like “wait, what the…”

Sophia Brooks - Jul 24, 2021 6:19:34 am PDT #26844 of 27108
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Yes, I did enjoy the wordplay in his books, and also that a woman could be king, not queen, but then PROBLEMS. Which are probably signaled by the self centered nature of Piers Anthony (if you say it real fast) forming the word Xanth.

shrift - Jul 24, 2021 3:00:25 pm PDT #26845 of 27108
"You can't put a price on the joy of not giving a shit." -Zenkitty

I'm glad Consuela was here to give her opinion of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. I read those Donaldson books when I was working through the entire fantasy & science fiction section of my small town library. If anyone told me those were their favorite books, I would consider that a giant red flag and block them in real life. A world of no.

Consuela - Jul 24, 2021 11:29:05 pm PDT #26846 of 27108
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

A world of no.

Toddson - Jul 27, 2021 10:53:58 am PDT #26847 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is $1.99 on Amazon in case you haven't read it (I must confess that I haven't ... yet).

Laura - Jul 27, 2021 11:15:48 am PDT #26848 of 27108
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I did enjoy that one, Todd.

-t - Jul 27, 2021 12:28:50 pm PDT #26849 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That's a lot of book for $2

hippocampus - Jul 27, 2021 1:29:45 pm PDT #26850 of 27108
not your mom's socks.

Friends, a favor: Say I'm actually taking the much-much-much-needed vacation. Rec me a book you think I'd like?

dcp - Jul 27, 2021 1:36:28 pm PDT #26851 of 27108
Empathy for Charlie and Algernon.

So many choices!

I just finished re-reading The Book of Kells by R.A. MacAvoy

It is still one of my favorites. If I ever get to visit Ireland, I want to visit all the places mentioned in it.

Jesse - Jul 27, 2021 1:47:52 pm PDT #26852 of 27108
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Oh, speaking of recs, I think my best shot at a prize in the library's summer reading bingo includes a science fiction book with a female protagonist. I haven't read much science fiction at all (other than Bujold), so would love a recommendation!