That’s a great description! And I generally find it comforting, too, this particular repeating pattern was just too precise - like marching in lockstep rather than a dance
'Get It Done'
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."
That makes sense, -t. There has to be enough variation so the brain doesn’t get bored.
For those keeping track at home, there is spice in the second half of the book.
I got A House with Good Bones from the library and just started it. One question: Is it bug-heavy ? Because that might be a no for me.
There weren't a lot of bugs, except ladybugs, through the book. Did you know ladybugs will bite?
I’ve definitely noticed that sort of pattern in romance novels too, and that’s why I read them.
I am 100% that reader who periodically checks the % read indicator to see if it's time for the MCs to kiss yet.
Totally. I don't want to say "Why else would you read that?" because, say, Jasmine Guillory writes a fun book all around. But at the same time, why else would you read that?
I just found out there are two kinds of ladybug--well really only one, the other wears a ladybug suit. It's not quite as bright a red, has an M mark on it's head, smells bad, and bites. Our lovely ladybug is a brilliant red, has fewer black spots and no M, no smell and no bite. So maybe when in doubt, look for the M, take a sniff and if it's smelly, shoo it away before it bites.
Ladybug vs. Asian Lady Beetle: [link]
(P.S. Despite the company name, not a known relative of mine.)
And if you see what looks like an orange-ish "lady bug" it may be a baby carpet beetle, which can grow up to eat holes in your wool clothes.