We'll be in our bunk.

Wash ,'War Stories'


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."


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!


EpicTangent - Jul 27, 2021 1:49:21 pm PDT #26853 of 27108
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I haven't read that since high school. I should dig it out.


EpicTangent - Jul 27, 2021 1:52:47 pm PDT #26854 of 27108
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

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!

Weeeeeell, Fran Wilde does some remarkable worldbuilding in Updraft.

(SF isn't my main genre either, so that's all I can rec off the top of my head!)


Jesse - Jul 27, 2021 1:59:07 pm PDT #26855 of 27108
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Funny story, I actually have read Updraft etc!


EpicTangent - Jul 27, 2021 2:15:03 pm PDT #26856 of 27108
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Oh, Charlie Jane Anders - I've read her All the Birds in the Sky, which I think skews more Fantasy than SF, but her The City in the Middle of the Night looks good (I own, but haven't gotten to read yet).