May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

Mal ,'Bushwhacked'


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."


-t - Nov 19, 2021 3:19:19 pm PST #27181 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Available through Kindle Unlimited, so basically free. OK!


Consuela - Nov 19, 2021 3:59:35 pm PST #27182 of 27218
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Only one person at Book Club had actually finished Justine, which I think is a record. Only did worse with Ulysses, I guess.

I did think Durrell's prose was pretty good, and he had some vivid turns of phrase, but the book was otherwise pretty unreadable. Hella sexist, kind of racist, very colonial, and just no narrative momentum for the first half, at which point I put it down and went back to bingeing Silmarillion fic on AO3.


Toddson - Nov 19, 2021 4:00:51 pm PST #27183 of 27218
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

-t, Well, if that's the case - and you want something equally if not more batshit - try her Rejar. He's kind of oversexed ... and turns into a cat. The woman who takes him in, thinking he's a stray, talks about having him neutered (which he nopes out of ASAP).


-t - Nov 19, 2021 4:26:03 pm PST #27184 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Immediately got the rec for that when I downloaded this one...


Consuela - Nov 19, 2021 6:39:20 pm PST #27185 of 27218
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

For anyone who enjoyed Hands of the Emperor, I'm part of the way into The Return of Fitzroy Angursell and quite enjoying it. For one thing, there's a lot more action. Although the lead character is definitely the type who loves the drama. If he wasn't canonically quite dark-skinned, Tom Hiddleston would be a great casting choice.


meara - Nov 19, 2021 10:33:07 pm PST #27186 of 27218

Excellent, I have that on hold at the library, Suela.


amyparker - Nov 24, 2021 6:11:57 pm PST #27187 of 27218
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Today the woman who cuts my hair asked if I had heard of Naomi Novik. "Hmmm, yes, I've read one or two things of hers."

I made it back to the car before I started laughing.


Consuela - Nov 25, 2021 8:42:33 am PST #27188 of 27218
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

If this is the sort of thing you like, you will like this: Sherwood Smith discusses the literary history of the Regency romance. [link]


-t - Nov 25, 2021 9:13:03 am PST #27189 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Interesting. I just read my first Heyer recently, but it was a contemporary (at the time it was written) mystery. I’ve read some random regency romances here and there and found it a little odd how not like Austen they were while being very much like each other.


megan walker - Nov 25, 2021 10:07:20 am PST #27190 of 27218
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

It’s that time of year, literistas—my annual First Lines challenge: [link]

Happy Thanksgiving!