I would be there right now.

Simon ,'Objects In Space'


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."


meara - Jan 31, 2024 8:50:44 am PST #27903 of 27913

I haven’t read the second 4th wing book yet but the first one the end was rather predictable. But it wasn’t any worse than a lot of the stuff I read, so…


Amy - Feb 02, 2024 2:06:01 pm PST #27904 of 27913
Because books.

sj, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I just wanted to enjoy it much more than I did.

Everyone on This Train is a Suspect sounds great. I read West Heart Kill and it blew me away -- it's meta all the way, and in the best way.


-t - Feb 02, 2024 2:18:08 pm PST #27905 of 27913
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Ooh, that sounds fun!


sj - Feb 03, 2024 2:57:40 pm PST #27906 of 27913
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I’m almost done with the first Fourth Wing book. Meara, it isn’t really the plotting or such that I’m having a problem with. It’s predictable in places and definitely is derivative of a bunch of other books, but it’s the actual writing itself that is really annoying me. When I read on my kindle I tend to underline particularly fun turns of phrases or just sentences I really enjoy and 80% of the way through this book the only stuff I have underlined are plot points and world building that I expect to be important later, but the use of language itself is just very dull.


Toddson - Feb 13, 2024 8:25:53 am PST #27907 of 27913
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

There's a new T. Kingfisher horror novel out.


sj - Feb 13, 2024 9:40:37 am PST #27908 of 27913
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Oooh, thanks for the reminder, Toddson! I preordered it ages ago. So, it should be waiting for me on my kindle tonight!


Toddson - Feb 16, 2024 9:31:37 am PST #27909 of 27913
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

I was reading Ask A Manager and this was mentioned. um ....


EpicTangent - Feb 16, 2024 11:40:26 am PST #27910 of 27913
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

*snerk*

Thanks for the laugh-snort, Todd!


Amy - Feb 16, 2024 11:53:24 am PST #27911 of 27913
Because books.

I am honestly shocked Chuck Tingle didn't write that.


Toddson - Feb 20, 2024 10:35:27 am PST #27912 of 27913
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Not enough sexual innuendo for him.