Danger's my birthright.

Buffy ,'The Killer In 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."


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!


aurelia - Nov 28, 2021 2:10:13 pm PST #27191 of 27218
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story. Tell me a story.

my annual First Lines challenge

I got one this year! Woot!


megan walker - Nov 29, 2021 12:45:43 pm PST #27192 of 27218
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Here are the rest of the answers to my First Lines challenge: [link]

And here's hoping I read a lot more books next year so as to have a wider selection!


Sophia Brooks - Nov 30, 2021 5:03:38 am PST #27193 of 27218
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I knew I read number 3 and I am kicking myself over number 5, which I was 100 percent sure was Agatha Christie. I must have read that book 100 times, but probably not in 35 years!


Toddson - Nov 30, 2021 6:12:18 am PST #27194 of 27218
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I only guessed a couple of those ... but I already have a towering TBR pile (not including my e-books), so I'm not going to expand it (I am vaguely intrigued by Graham Green ... I remember reading somewhere that he was dragged into court over his review of a Shirley Temple movie, Wee Willie Winkey, in which he suggested there was something not-quite-nice about a British regiment doting on a little girl). He lost, the review was expunged; Green did keep the last surviving copy of the review in his apartment and THAT was lost when his apartment was destroyed in the Blitz.

As an amusing first-line experience, at my old job there was a man who was friendly with me; we'd talk about books sometimes. One time, I asked him what he was reading and he said it was an old book, I probably wouldn't recognize it ... then gave me the title. I responded with the first line of the novel, "He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was mad" (Scaramouche by Raphael Sabatini). He was properly impressed ... whether with the range of my reading or the (lack of) quality. (It's one of the great first lines.)


DavidS - Nov 30, 2021 9:06:54 am PST #27195 of 27218
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I responded with the first line of the novel, "He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was mad"

Excellent!


Toddson - Nov 30, 2021 12:08:26 pm PST #27196 of 27218
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

Well, seriously - isn't that one of the best opening lines ever?

And another, we should mostly know, "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents."


Steph L. - Nov 30, 2021 12:13:17 pm PST #27197 of 27218
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents."

Little Women! ("...grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.") I re-read that almost every year.


-t - Nov 30, 2021 4:41:07 pm PST #27198 of 27218
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Dear work

I need to take the rest of the week off to read The Expanse.

Love -t


hippocampus - Nov 30, 2021 6:08:45 pm PST #27199 of 27218
not your mom's socks.

Dear ~t
Request Granted.
Totally not a forged signature for work