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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Martians Abroad: A Novel
Carrie Vaughn
Progress: 65 %
Law and Murder (Fright Court) (Volume 2)
Mindy Klasky
Witches With the Enemy
Barb Hendee
A Darker Shade of Magic
V.E. Schwab
Sins of Empire
Brian McClellan
Heart of Venom
Jennifer Estep
Progress: 100 %
Magic in the Shadows
Devon Monk
Progress: 100 %
Star Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Spirit Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Sarah Zettel
Progress: 100 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







40 Books That Will Make You LOL



Source: http://blog.hpb.com/2012/06/04/20126440-books-that-will-make-you-lol-html

100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books to Geek Out Over

"If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. We asked our 3,000 bibliomaniacs what their favorite SciFi/Fantasy novels were, and here are their top 100 answers...."

Source: http://blog.hpb.com/2012/08/21/2012821100-sci-fifantasy-novels-to-geek-out-over-html

24-in-48 Readathon, Summer 2018

Just signed up.  Signups at https://24in48.com 

Inspiring Stories for Unstoppable Girls (Reading List from Barnes and Noble)

Source: http://specialists.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/summer-reading-list-for-kids/Inspiring-Stories-for-Unstoppable-Girls?navParam=b/inspiring-stories-for-unstoppable-girls/_/N-2nb0Z8q8

Reading progress: 80%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

"I probably should have been doing that from the beginning, but you may have noticed that for a terrifying murderbot I fuck up a lot."

Reading progress: 73%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

Ah hah!  The title is explained:

"She explained, “In the creche, our moms always said that fear was an artificial condition. It’s imposed from the outside. So it’s possible to fight it. You should do the things"

Reading progress: 71%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

I really don't want this book to end.

"Being asked to stay, with a please and an option for refusal, hit me almost as hard as a human asking for my opinion and actually listening to me."

Reading progress: 64%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

"This place was creepy. I reminded myself that the terrible thing that had most likely happened here was me."

Reading progress: 49%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

"I didn’t react visibly, because I’m used to clients making bad decisions, and I was getting a lot of practice at controlling my expression."

Reading progress: 38%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

"...in the mining contracts I had had, the techs were usually in offices off the pit site or adjacent to it, and we didn’t see them unless they got intoxicated and tried to kill each other, which admittedly was rare."

Better Homes and Gardens' post on "How to Organize Books"

Duh .. well, the first one kinda scared me.

Source: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/organization-basics/how-to-organize-books

Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

"I would defer to your expertise in shooting and killing things. You should defer to mine in data analysis."

Reading progress: 3%.

Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

Durn real life.  I'm just now able to sit down to read this second novella about reader-has-yet-to-get-the-name Murderbot.   I'm feeling it when Murderbot thinks:

"...mostly because the news was boring and I didn’t care what humans were doing to each other as long as I didn’t have to a) stop it or b) clean up after it."

2nd Annual The Ripped Bodice Summer Bingo

 Click here for rules and game board: https://www.therippedbodicela.com/bingo.


I did this last year and while I didn't get any bingos, it was fun to play along. This year's categories/prompts seem more based on genre conventions and less influenced on news makers. My favorite is "birds are involved somehow" - and they recommend the Call of Crows trilogy as an example, so interpret these categories as you want.


I am using my current read, Winds of Salem, for the time travel square.

Source: http://www.therippedbodicela.com/bingo
Reblogged from Tea, Rain, Book

Review(?) of Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Illuminae - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

I just finished this.  Rated ★★★★★ and now believe every bit of the hype and buzz about this new-to-me science fiction series.


An actual in-depth review ... well, that's going to elude me.  The "feels" and how extremely easy it would be to ruin all the twists via spoilers if not carefully written.


Suffice to say, I returned the library book and am buying a hardcopy of this one and the rest of series.  Dang good SF with interesting AI, characters, and zero aliens.


Reading progress: 86%.


Illuminae - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman  Illuminae - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman