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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

Fated for Felony
Victoria Laurie
The Pursuit of the Pankera
Robert A. Heinlein
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress: 21%

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

"Find your passion in your unlife. Having an activity that you love will keep you from the more destructive vampire occupations—maiming, killing, bowling."


Booklikes Active Poster

I thought this would be a good way for us to comment and then share the post to see who is still here to make sure we are all following each other. I only bring this up because I see some people posting and I appear to be the only one following their reviews.

 

I have gotten some comments from bots though which is another reason why I wanted us all to take this Friday to comment and share this post so we can all find each other. 

 

Feel free to drop your name in the comments and share! 

Reblogged from Obsidian Blue

Just starting

To Have and to Hold (Wedding Belles) - Lauren Layne

Chick lit -- for a book club here on booklikes at Series Book Club.


Can't wait for this pre-order (out Tuesday)

Honor Lost - Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre

I've had this preordered for what seems like forever (okay actually about a year).

 

 

The last two in the series just blew me away. 

 

 

Not that I wrote good reviews of them; just fired all cylinders for what I want in a good read and a science fiction book in a way I haven't seen in a long time.

 

 

Sometimes the 5-star books are the hardest to review.

 

 

 

Honor Among Thieves - Ann Aguirre,Rachel Caine  Honor Bound - Ann Aguirre,Rachel Caine  Honor Lost - Rachel Caine,Ann Aguirre  


Some fantasy books on sale

Ends today -- but I just now saw the notice over on goodreads because I am so seldom on that site.

Source: http://michaelsullivan-author.com/multi-author-winter-sale.html

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat."

—Rebecca West


"[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers."

—Judy Blume


Hello again everyone!

Boy, I was almost whimpering while booklikes was down.


Washington Post article on RWA cancelling awards


New Year and New Decade


My New Year's resolutions aren't big at all. Just to make sure I do something everyday to get my new home in order. To get some sunshine each day. Pay more attention to my own health. Work in more of what I enjoy like reading and some crafts.


New free ebook from publisher

Wild Cards I - George R.R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust

This month's freebie from publisher TOR (Macmillan) is Wild Cards I - George R.R. Martin.

 

To download, go to https://ebookclub.tor.com/ .

 

Publisher's info on book is here . 

 

There's a book club for these freebies at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/book/88/tor-monthly-free-ebook-science-fiction-and-fantasy .

Source: http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781429926454

Reading progress: 15%.

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

“Is there a reason I’m not being asked anything?” Dick asked, raising his hand. “Usually I’m the one that gets questioned in these situations.”


Reading progress: 12%.

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

"...as if Dick had done something to personally offend him (which, honestly, was a possibility with Dick. He’d been around for a while, and he was… Dick)."


Reading progress: 10%.

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

"Jane smelled of old paper and creamy chocolate and kindness, the sort of scent that meant safety and home."

 
 

Reading progress: 5%.

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

"...had mutually friend-zoned each other within minutes of meeting, because it just seemed like crossing too many streams to date your neighbor who also happened to be your coworker."


Reading progress: 1%.

Peace, Blood and Understanding - Molly Harper

Oooh...been waiting on a new Half-Moon Hollow book for what seems forever!

"...remember to pursue progress, not perfection. At first, just try to kill fewer people."