Am I supposed to be changing my clothes a lot? Is that the helpful thing to do?

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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."

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-t - Jan 12, 2022 3:40:40 pm PST #27263 of 27266
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

ISTR that Foyle's War rushed to get to the end of the war when they were getting cancelled and then got reupped and had to do post-war stuff. I was not into that part, but I don't blame the show/creators/whatever. I think I had to watch Acorn to get all of it, but I did get a nice run on PBS to start me off.

The Frangipani Tree Mystery sounds intriguing - will give a sample of that a try...

Consuela - Jan 16, 2022 5:46:34 pm PST #27264 of 27266
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

I really enjoyed Foyle's War, although the post-war stuff was less interesting and I was a bit disappointed in Sam's eventual husband. He was a bit of a let-down after wassname the beautiful fighter-pilot.

My sister and I are currently on a slow watch of Grantchester, in which a hot redheaded Anglican priest solves mysteries with Robson Green. Set in the early 1950s, and everyone is suffering from war-related PTSD. Not bad, but I kind of wish we got less about the lead character's romantic woes.

There is a 3-book mystery series set in Mumbai in the 1920s, where the detective is a female Indian lawyer. It's got a ton of politics and social commentary in it, very interesting stuff.

Beverly - Jan 16, 2022 6:29:59 pm PST #27265 of 27266
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

I loved the PBS Grantchester series. Interestingly enough, they were running at nearly the same time the series Happy Valley, with the wonderful Sarah Lancashire, from Last Tango in Halifax, and Siobhan Finnernan from Downton Abbey. Coincidentally, James Norton, the title character in Grantchester, played the truly deliberately evil bad guy in Happy Valley. Oops, tv in the books thread--sorry!

-t - Jan 17, 2022 2:11:56 pm PST #27266 of 27266
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ooh, I haven’t seen Grantchester, maybe I should. Sorry for crossing threads!

Im listening to Leviathan Falls in a sporadic fashion and I just got to where the ship goes Dutchman and then doesn’t and I wanted to tell someone that that whole business reminds me of Childhood’s End and I want to say many other stories but mainly that one paragraph of Star Maker that Childhood’s End is kind of based on (I had to Google Olaf Stapledon to get the title Star Maker and he came up as “British philosopher” which I did not expect, but did give me the title) but framed as horror rather than ecstasy or enlightenment or whatever. I don’t really have anywhere to go with that thought but maybe if I put it out there for someone else to think about it won’t rattle around in my brain quite so loud.

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