Elliot: I thought I said discreet. Gwen: What, do you see nipple?

'Just Rewards (2)'

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."

Cashmere - Sep 21, 2021 12:03:09 pm PDT #27046 of 27218
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Aurelia, I suggest The Busses are a Comin. Bonus, it's written by one of my high school history teachers!

My favorite stand alone KJC book is Wanted: A Gentleman. I actually found it in our library system! Having read all of her books, I can say she's got such incredible range within her historical contexts.

Toddson - Sep 21, 2021 12:42:31 pm PDT #27047 of 27218
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Cashmere, that's a good one! Although I think my favorites may still be the Magpie Lord series.

Cashmere - Sep 22, 2021 12:34:59 am PDT #27048 of 27218
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I picked up Charm Offensive last week. It’s a quirky, queer romance with lines like this:

He’s not entirely sure what you’re supposed to do when you discover your sort-of friend who you also like to kiss might have clinical depression, but he figures he could start by talking to Dev.

It’s, dare I say, charming?

Cashmere - Sep 22, 2021 12:41:01 am PDT #27049 of 27218
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aurelia, for future reference: Codename Badass. I bought this after reading the Kirkus review but haven’t read it yet.

Calli - Sep 22, 2021 6:05:27 am PDT #27050 of 27218
Why do trees keep happening? — Eukaryote Writes

I think the 1920s trilogy that starts with Slippery Creatures is my favorite KJC. But that could be just that it's the most recent one I've read. I love the time period and the fact that it's one of KJC's m/m stories that have real, vibrant female characters in them, too.

Beverly - Sep 22, 2021 5:07:43 pm PDT #27051 of 27218
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

On the recs here I'm reading Slippery Creatures right now and loving it very much. So thank you!!

I saw that CS Pascat has a new series in print. Anybody read it, or know anything about it?

amyparker - Sep 22, 2021 6:54:26 pm PDT #27052 of 27218
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

From a conversation with Ken re: Ilona Andrews' "Sweep of the Blade", from The Innkeeper Chronicles:

[S]ometimes you just want to live in a world where you can win the respect and affection of your potential vampiric MIL with trade negotiations, a properly bloody melee and an adorable half-vampire five-year-old.

Cashmere - Sep 23, 2021 4:11:50 am PDT #27053 of 27218
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Bev, I saw that but haven’t read it. It’s YA—might be interested.

Cat Sebastian just released two short stories as ebooks (The Cabots). I like her post WWII settings. Solid romance.

The Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is next on my reading list.

Toddson - Sep 23, 2021 5:55:49 am PDT #27054 of 27218
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

oh, that's a fun one! with some interludes of scary, but generally fun

sj - Sep 24, 2021 4:50:44 am PDT #27055 of 27218
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I’m reading The Hollow Place by T Kingfisher, which is very different from other books I’ve read by her, but so far I like it.