Well some friends of Buffy played a funny joke and they took her stuff and now she wants us to help get it back from her friends who sleep all day and have no tans.

Xander ,'Lessons'


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."


-t - Sep 13, 2023 5:25:38 am PDT #27721 of 27949
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

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


sj - Sep 13, 2023 5:29:15 am PDT #27722 of 27949
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

That makes sense, -t. There has to be enough variation so the brain doesn’t get bored.


sj - Sep 13, 2023 10:04:42 am PDT #27723 of 27949
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

For those keeping track at home, there is spice in the second half of the book.


Amy - Sep 13, 2023 10:09:26 am PDT #27724 of 27949
Because books.

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.


Toddson - Sep 13, 2023 10:32:53 am PDT #27725 of 27949
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

There weren't a lot of bugs, except ladybugs, through the book. Did you know ladybugs will bite?


Jessica - Sep 14, 2023 12:34:44 pm PDT #27726 of 27949
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

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.


erikaj - Sep 14, 2023 1:09:52 pm PDT #27727 of 27949
If Scooby Doo taught me anything, it's that the only thing to fear is real-estate developers.Lisa Simpson

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?


Beverly - Sep 16, 2023 1:13:45 am PDT #27728 of 27949
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

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.


dcp - Sep 16, 2023 3:46:52 am PDT #27729 of 27949
"I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam," -- Popeye

Ladybug vs. Asian Lady Beetle: [link]

(P.S. Despite the company name, not a known relative of mine.)


Toddson - Sep 18, 2023 5:40:58 am PDT #27730 of 27949
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

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.