No studying? Damn! Next thing they'll tell me is I'll have to eat jelly doughnuts or sleep with a supermodel to get things done around here. I ask you, how much can one man give?

Xander ,'Conversations with Dead People'


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."


Toddson - Sep 13, 2023 10:32:53 am PDT #27725 of 27986
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 27986
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 27986
I'm a fucking amazing catch!--Fiona Gallagher, Shameless(US)

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 27986
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 27986
"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 27986
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.


Jessica - Oct 02, 2023 7:36:56 pm PDT #27731 of 27986
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

My almost-13 daughter wants to read things that are "scary and gay" so hit me up with your YA/middle grade lesbian horror recs.


DavidS - Oct 02, 2023 10:16:53 pm PDT #27732 of 27986
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

My almost-13 daughter wants to read things that are "scary and gay" so hit me up with your YA/middle grade lesbian horror recs.

I wish she was local so I could point her at my friend Eleanor's Creepy Girl Book Club.

Actually, I can rec one book: Holy Black's Tithe. Which is a Fae intersecting with the real world type story but has some intense Gay and intense Scary.


sj - Oct 03, 2023 9:45:22 am PDT #27733 of 27986
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I don’t know how scary she’ll find it, but she might enjoy Cinderella is Dead.


Dana - Oct 03, 2023 9:52:46 am PDT #27734 of 27986
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Maybe Alix. E. Harrow's Fractured Fables novellas?

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