Stop that right now! I can hear the smacking!

Giles ,'Never Leave Me'

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."

sj - Sep 14, 2021 2:33:57 pm PDT #27030 of 27108
"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 27108
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 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

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 27108
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 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

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.

hippocampus - Sep 15, 2021 6:46:58 pm PDT #27035 of 27108
not your mom's socks.

Cat Valente’s audiobooks are pure joy. Space Opera included. I’m so excited for the sequel. And for Charlie Jane.

(Apologies if my posts are too positive - it’s been a really rough year and I’m so glad to be happy about anything. )

meara - Sep 15, 2021 7:55:29 pm PDT #27036 of 27108

I think if bufffistas are allowed to be extra positive about anything it’s books.

meara - Sep 16, 2021 5:23:55 pm PDT #27037 of 27108

Y’all speaking of gushing—I almost never like contemporary lesbian romances. They’re just so often bad. Or unrealistic. And usually not hot.

But I just devoured one and it was great! Satisfaction Guaranteed, by Karelia Stetz-Waters. Two thumbs up.

amyparker - Sep 17, 2021 10:01:22 am PDT #27038 of 27108
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I have started Victoria Goddard's The Hands of The Emperor and am really enjoying it - someone described it as "The Goblin Emperor from Csevet's POV, set in the South Pacific" and they aren't far off.

meara - Sep 17, 2021 10:54:52 am PDT #27039 of 27108

Ooh that sounds very interesting Amy!!