Nothing worse than a monster who thinks he's right with God.

Mal ,'Heart Of Gold'


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 - Oct 13, 2021 5:30:47 am PDT #27097 of 27108
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

More Zale would be good ... maybe a romance for them? or someone to figure out how to keep their hair from getting in the way.

I think Jorge automatically flirts. Period.


-t - Oct 14, 2021 5:06:53 pm PDT #27098 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Listened to The Thursday Murder Club and The Man Who Died Twice on Fay’s recommendation elsewhere (she specifically recced the narrator as giving the line readings she would, so I was certainly going to pay attention to that!) and the second one just ended and I am a little bereft. The mysteries are quite good, and the characters are terrific and there’s some really nice treatment of grief and trauma and morality in an overall very pleasant package. If you like that sort of thing you will probably like these.


megan walker - Oct 14, 2021 8:29:46 pm PDT #27099 of 27108
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

The mysteries are quite good, and the characters are terrific and there’s some really nice treatment of grief and trauma and morality in an overall very pleasant package. If you like that sort of thing you will probably like these.

Oddly enough, I was just discussing Only Murders in the Building with my college roommate yesterday and she recommended those books to me based on our conversation. I hadn't heard of them before.


bennett - Oct 15, 2021 7:03:14 am PDT #27100 of 27108

Well, I'm now 99th on 6 copies of "The Thursday Murder Club" at my public library. Apparently other people have heard that it is good also.


Dana - Oct 15, 2021 7:21:24 am PDT #27101 of 27108
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

I've had it downloaded for ages because I love Richard Osman. Sounds like I should get to it soon.


-t - Oct 15, 2021 7:51:23 am PDT #27102 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

I hadn't heard of it before, and I was only vaguely aware of Richard Osman. I guess the second one set some kind of record for sales? Something.

Anyway, haven't seen Only Murders in the Building yet but from the ads I can see where there might be kinship


Dana - Oct 15, 2021 8:15:24 am PDT #27103 of 27108
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

Things to know about Richard Osman:

He is very smart.

He is very tall.


-t - Oct 15, 2021 8:18:18 am PDT #27104 of 27108
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

I had no idea of the tallness. Okay!

There's a 45 minute conversation included at the end of The Thursday Murder Club between him and another author whose name I didn't catch but she wrote The Grown-ups, I think? It's also a good listen. So at this point that is mostly how I know him, I suppose.


EpicTangent - Oct 15, 2021 8:35:18 am PDT #27105 of 27108
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

My hold came in at the library so I just started Thursday Murder Club last night. I'm quite enjoying it so far.


Consuela - Oct 16, 2021 8:44:23 am PDT #27106 of 27108
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I like the Paladin books but I really want more Swordheart as well!