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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

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
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







About Me

Just a reader, not a marketing target.  In Spring 2017, I am celebrating a half century of reading!


Booklikes is the closest I come to having a book blog.  I have no purchase or affiliate links.  If you want to show support, support booklikes by using their purchase links on book pages, their deals, or even clicking their ads.


I like books I can get into the characters or the world building or flat out enjoy. Mostly SF and Fantasy, some paranormal and lighter, fluffier things for my amusement.  Pretty much I'll read anything catching my eye or sounding good from the posts here from readers whose tastes I've come to know.


My ratings are artificially high because I tend to ditch books I don't like or not bother reviewing them. (Sometimes a rant writes itself if truly awful). Doesn't mean I have minimum ratings or write reviews that aren't my honest opinion because some review service or commercial interest asked me to.


I won't rule out any particular genre.  But, not so much into the dark or senseless violence stuff. At my age, some of the Young Adult elements are annoying and others are right up my alley.   I do love some YA/NA but have zero patience with high school settings dripping with angst scenarios and horrid love triangles.  Developing a real dislike of some recent steampunk and dystopian books (but, I concede there are authors who overcome the trope).  


I expect if I follow an author that I will see their new releases, marketing, etc. on the feed here.  I don't consider that spam or even block them.  Not in my email, though, nor in inappropriate group/discussion-room threads.


This old lady bookworm wants to interact with other book lovers and organize and review her reads as she wants.  I do test book sites by deliberately having some negative shelves and posts.  I blame that on some previous issues on other book sites that had their staff actually vandalizing my careful book catalog (over really oddball things like telling me that putting a nonfiction book called "P2P Computer Networking" on my P2P shelf meant I was bullying that book and many goodreads authors just by having a shelf named P2P which violated the no harassment section of their TOS).