Remember that sex we were planning to have, ever again?

Zoe ,'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


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."


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?

[link]


sj - Oct 03, 2023 10:35:09 am PDT #27735 of 27986
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Has anyone read Tender is the Flesh? I’m reading it now, and it is quite possibly the most disturbing book I’ve ever read.