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."

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megan walker - Nov 24, 2022 10:16:03 am PST #27493 of 27499
"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!


megan walker - Nov 26, 2022 11:10:46 am PST #27494 of 27499
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Hints are now up for my First Lines Challenge: [link]


Laura - Nov 28, 2022 7:12:06 am PST #27495 of 27499
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I have book club via Zoom tonight for my NY club. My sister has a sinus infection and it was her book choice so I am pinch-hitting for leading discussion. Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, which was excellent. I should have listened to the audio book though as reviews say his narration was awesome. Even reading it you could hear his voice clearly. I'll see how the whole Zoom thing goes. All summer we had people joining remotely and it worked out okay.


megan walker - Nov 28, 2022 10:32:58 am PST #27496 of 27499
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Answers to the First Lines Challenge: [link]

As an FYI, when I sat down to finalize selections a month or so ago, I realized my reading selections made this next to impossible this year so I purposely started to read stuff I thought might be guessable. This included The Mirror & the Light, Rosemary's Baby, Women Talking, and The Woman in White, which were indeed among the seven guessed.


-t - Nov 28, 2022 10:47:54 am PST #27497 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

I can pretty much count on not being able to actually recognize any, even if I happen to have read them recently, but I can at least nod to myself and say "oh, right" when I see the answers. And be reminded that I bought The Mirror & the Light almost 2 years ago and haven't read it yet, so I should get on that. Which is to say, always a fun read, megan!


megan walker - Nov 28, 2022 11:03:53 am PST #27498 of 27499
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

And be reminded that I bought The Mirror & the Light almost 2 years ago and haven't read it yet, so I should get on that. Which is to say, always a fun read, megan!

I started it years ago and knew it had a good first line, but that is one I've only just started again. (I loved The Woman in White but it took up most of the month!)


-t - Dec 01, 2022 4:17:37 pm PST #27499 of 27499
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

After reading At the Feet of the Sun (pink sparkly hearts, by the way) I decided I needed to reread a bunch of the oeuvre and am currently towards the beginning of Till Human Voices Wake Us and Raphael is Damian's son!?!? (And Pharia's, but I barely know who she is and what I do know may be wrong) And Fitzroy/His Radiance/etc seems to only know him as that nice young Lord of Ysthar. (I think I read everything in an order such that that fact didn't mean much of anything to me the first time I read it). I have so many questions!


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