But I understand. You gave up everything you had to find me. And you found me broken. It's hard for you.

River ,'Safe'


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."


Tom Scola - Sep 26, 2022 12:26:04 pm PDT #27454 of 27499
He’s compelled his creepy elves to do his every wish. One sought to be a dentist now he’s sleeping with the fish.

Photos from the Maritimes.


-t - Oct 04, 2022 1:18:11 pm PDT #27455 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Dracula Daily: IJWTS that it was a pretty clever move by Stoker having Mina figure out the connection goes two ways. Her Ideal Womanhood gets kind of tiresome, but she can be an interesting character. The adaptations where she ends up a vampire really irritate me


sj - Oct 06, 2022 10:39:51 am PDT #27456 of 27499
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Has anyone here read the Troll Fell series by Katherine Langrish? They have the whole trilogy at my volunteer job and I was thinking of getting them.


-t - Oct 16, 2022 2:05:49 pm PDT #27457 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

So, I’m working my way through Josephine Tey and I am up to Daughter of Time and there’s a point early on where Alan Grant (the first time I read these books, as a teenager, I did not even notice that it was the same guy in most of them, that’s how little impression he made on me, but now I can see even the ones he doesn’t appear in are probably part of the Alan Grant Universe) mentions that he had seen Richard of Bordeaux four times in his youth. Josephine Tey wrote Richard of Bordeaux (under a different pen name) after she had written The Man in the Queue (originally published under that same pen name but later republished as Tey) which featured Grant as a mature detective who had been a soldier in WWI so my brain hurts from the continuity wormhole. It is meant, I am sure, as a jokey Easter egg but it’s bothering me!


javachik - Oct 17, 2022 6:51:37 am PDT #27458 of 27499
not to be confused with java cat

Ha! That would bug me too!


Jessica - Oct 18, 2022 9:29:07 am PDT #27459 of 27499
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

I am only a handful of chapters into Nona the Ninth and am finding Tamsyn Muir's comment that "this book has a serious case of gender" to be 100% and delightfully accurate.


-t - Oct 18, 2022 10:31:17 am PDT #27460 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ha! That is so.


flea - Oct 18, 2022 11:20:22 am PDT #27461 of 27499
information libertarian

For the mystery book club I’m leading, I invite your suggestions of authors/books you’d call “modern classics.” I’m thinking post-2000, authors there’s general consensus that this person will go on the lists for a long time. So far I’m thinking Louise Penny. What else?

Signed, golden age is my natural space


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:29:48 am PDT #27462 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Laura Lippman?

ETA I am currently reading John Dickson Carr after finishing Josephine Tey, so not the best source...


-t - Oct 18, 2022 11:31:25 am PDT #27463 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Gillian Flynn? Would you call her stuff mysteries? I think so.