Who was the real power? The Captain? or Tenille?

Xander ,'Showtime'


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."


EpicTangent - Sep 14, 2021 11:35:34 am PDT #27025 of 27041
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I occasionally wake up with a book on my stomach, my reading glasses sliding off my nose and the light still on.

I just started another re-read of the Goblin Emperor (Summer Reading Bingo closed this weekend, so I went for a comfort re-read since I didn't have to fill a space!) and it's still so good I don't think I turned off the light until the second time I hit myself with the book after falling asleep with it.


Jessica - Sep 14, 2021 11:36:58 am PDT #27026 of 27041
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I went through about a month of terrible insomnia recently, and recovering my ability to fall asleep while reading has been SUCH a relief.


Laura - Sep 14, 2021 1:44:52 pm PDT #27027 of 27041
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

I try and maintain the 3 drop rule, where after my Nook slips and falls down 3 times I give up and sleep. Mostly because I am just going to have to back up and reread a few pages that I read in my sleep anyway. Sometimes I fight through a few more drops, because books.


-t - Sep 14, 2021 1:52:47 pm PDT #27028 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

IT IS GETTING A SEQUEL CALLED SPACE ODDITY

Sweet! I have the Space Opera audiobook in my library but it is not marked "Finished" and I don't remember it distinctly from the e-book, so did I not listen to it? Weird. Well, can do that before reading the sequel, surely.

The Seventh Bride is so good! So pleased to see it being read

Audiobooks are pretty great for falling asleep to, but I haven't found a good way to listen to just a bit more if I wake up in the middle of the night. It seems simple enough, but my level of awakeness does not lend itself to that as well as opening up a book and reading off a page for a bit, apparently.


-t - Sep 14, 2021 2:27:45 pm PDT #27029 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

Unrelatedly, I’ve been listening to the Flavia Alba mystery series set in 1st century Rome and the first couple of books/cases involve the Temple of Ceres and every time I hear that phrase I am earwormed with Rush even though I tell myself very sternly that it is Ceres not Syrinx


sj - Sep 14, 2021 2:33:57 pm PDT #27030 of 27041
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

The Seventh Bride is so good! So pleased to see it being read

I have not disliked a single book that I have read by T Kingfisher yet. They are all delightful!


Jessica - Sep 14, 2021 2:48:19 pm PDT #27031 of 27041
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I have the Space Opera audiobook in my library but it is not marked "Finished" and I don't remember it distinctly from the e-book, so did I not listen to it?

If there's enough back matter, some books (e and audio) won't automatically show as Read at the end of the book (because there's credits or promo materials or what have you).


-t - Sep 14, 2021 2:53:24 pm PDT #27032 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

It’s showing 9 h to go, like I barely started it. I know I intended to listen to it, and I ingested the story somehow, but maybe only with my eyes? Weird. I’ll get to it eventually


dcp - Sep 14, 2021 3:41:29 pm PDT #27033 of 27041
Empathy for Charlie and Algernon.

the Flavia Albia mystery series

I didn't know about this. I liked the Marcus Didius Falco series, so I will give it a try.


-t - Sep 14, 2021 6:41:36 pm PDT #27034 of 27041
Why abandon a well tried system just because it doesn’t work?

I like it better, honestly. 9 books already out too. Davis is very regular in her publishing output! So far they all appear to be included in my Audible membership, which is nice (all the Falco books were except the penultimate one, I’m curious why that’s the case)

I just (literally a few minutes ago) figured out that at the beginning of this series Albia and her love interest are approximately the same ages as Helena and Falco were at the end of his series, which is an interesting choice for Next Generation. And that makes Helena only 12 years older than Albia, which I am having some trouble with. I guess I could have figured that out back in The Jupiter Myth if I had been paying attention, but I did not.