Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you.

Mal ,'The Message'


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."


sj - Jan 18, 2023 7:57:39 am PST #27515 of 27529
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I’ve started my reread of Ninth House. I listened to the audiobook the first time around. This time around I’m reading it on my kindle.


DavidS - Jan 18, 2023 8:20:01 am PST #27516 of 27529
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I’ve started my reread of Ninth House. I listened to the audiobook the first time around. This time around I’m reading it on my kindle.

Next time read it in Braille! Then...have somebody relay the story to you via semaphore. And finally an interpretive dance.


Steph L. - Jan 18, 2023 8:37:22 am PST #27517 of 27529
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

And finally an interpretive dance.

I feel like this would be a legit option at my library.


Pix - Jan 18, 2023 8:51:06 am PST #27518 of 27529
I have a puckish side that will not be denied.

Also for that book.


-t - Jan 18, 2023 9:01:09 am PST #27519 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Would watch the interpretive dance version

Would probably also be interested in the semaphore version if I'm being honest. Although I probably would not make it through the whole thing.


sj - Jan 18, 2023 10:24:08 am PST #27520 of 27529
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Okay now I’m going to be picturing interpretive dance throughout this reread. The narrator that does most of Leigh Bardugo’s books is so good that I prefer to read her books in audio form.


-t - Jan 18, 2023 10:43:41 am PST #27521 of 27529
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh really? I was thinking about getting the audiobook to refresh my memory of Ninth House already, you've just made that more likely


sj - Jan 18, 2023 12:04:38 pm PST #27522 of 27529
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I would highly recommend it, -t.


Steph L. - Jan 22, 2023 7:15:51 pm PST #27523 of 27529
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

I can pick up Ninth House at the library* tomorrow, but while I was waiting, I started reading A Marvellous Light, by Freya Marske. I'm really enjoying it. Plus I know there's a second book already out and a third on the way. I like knowing I have more to look forward to.

*(My therapist's office moved to a house 2 doors down from the library; both of them are diagonally across the street from my dentist; all of them are less than a mile from my house. You'd never think I live in an urban neighborhood 6 miles from downtown Cincinnati, for how much my neighborhood feels like Queer Mayberry.)


meara - Jan 22, 2023 10:02:16 pm PST #27524 of 27529

Ooh yes the second one in that series is on my holds shelf Teppy! Still several weeks though.