I know I'm a bad poet, but I'm a good man. All I ask is that... is that you try to see me—

William ,'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."


meara - Jul 05, 2024 1:33:22 pm PDT #27972 of 27982

I read the first one of those and it was very good. The second or third (forget if I read the third) went a little overboard imo.


EpicTangent - Jul 07, 2024 8:02:55 pm PDT #27973 of 27982
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

I just finished 2 books given to me as bday gifts (thanks, long holiday weekend!) How have I never read T. Kingfisher before?!?!? (Nettle & Bone and Thornhedge, before you ask) So freaking good!!!


-t - Jul 07, 2024 9:06:48 pm PDT #27974 of 27982
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Oh, you have so many good books to look forward to there!


sj - Jul 08, 2024 6:44:39 am PDT #27975 of 27982
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Epic, now you have to read all the rest of them! May I suggest The Seventh Bride or A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking next.


Toddson - Jul 08, 2024 8:06:56 am PDT #27976 of 27982
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

Epic, there are some horror (or horror-leaning) books. I'd advise making sure you read those during the daytime.


meara - Jul 08, 2024 8:46:36 am PDT #27977 of 27982

Oh epic you’re in for some treats!! I am not a horror fan so have not read any of those but am crossing my fingers for new Kingfisher books soon (I just reread the latest paladin book which clearly is begging for a sequel)


-t - Jul 08, 2024 11:44:57 am PDT #27978 of 27982
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

A Sorceress Comes to Call is due to come out in about a month. Sounds similarly fairy tale ish to the two Epic just read (and others)


EpicTangent - Jul 10, 2024 12:23:48 pm PDT #27979 of 27982
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Epic, now you have to read all the rest of them! May I suggest The Seventh Bride or A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking next.

Noted! Though I found a copy of Swordheart on my TBR shelf (like there's only ONE TBR shelf, ha!), so I'm pretty sure that will be my next Kingfisher. I'm also pretty sure it was also a gift from the same friend as the new 2! Thank goodness she's persistent!

Epic, there are some horror (or horror-leaning) books. I'd advise making sure you read those during the daytime.

Also noted!

Oh epic you’re in for some treats!!

Yay!

A Sorceress Comes to Call is due to come out in about a month. Sounds similarly fairy tale ish to the two Epic just read (and others)

I'm liking the title!


EpicTangent - Jul 10, 2024 12:30:28 pm PDT #27980 of 27982
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Just placed a few holds over at the library website!


-t - Jul 10, 2024 12:59:02 pm PDT #27981 of 27982
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

Swordheart is excellent, I feel certain you will enjoy it. I wish she would give us the other sword stories that I'm pretty sure were promised at some point, but given that she keeps writing other really good stuff meanwhile/instead I cannot really complain