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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

Breath of Heaven
Benjamin Tate, Joshua Palmatier
Etched in Bone
Anne Bishop
Progress: 100 %
An American Werewolf In Hoboken (Wolf Mates Book 1)
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 56 %

Favorite Book Quotes


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress: 5%.

Miss Spelled - Morgana Best

So far, liking the read.  (And procrastinating starting  Breath of Heaven  because need to clear a book hangover and set aside more reading time for what will sadly be the closing of a series I got invested in.)

 

 


Miss Spelled - Morgana Best

This was free today for kindle and had been on my list of series to checkout for quite a while.  It's short at 225 pages.  I expect it to be a mix of cozy mystery, paranormal, and chick-lit.  Okay, so partly the two cats caught my interest.

 

Book description:  

"Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning; her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking.

 

Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt's store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house.

 

Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? To Amelia's dismay, the store is a cake store, and she discovers that her aunt was a witch. To add to the mix, the house has secrets of its own.When a man is murdered in the cake store, will Amelia be able to cook up a way to solve the crime? Will her spells prove as bad as her baking?"


Sign Ups are Live!

Sign ups for the summer edition of the #24in48 read-a-thon is now live. I have already signed up, and will be posting updates here and on my IG account.

Reblogged from Tea, Rain, Book

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

― Anaïs Nin


"You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road."

—Richard Price


Reading progress: 13%.

Still enjoying Behind the Throne - K. B. Wagers:

 

 

 

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Behind the Throne - K. B. Wagers 


Reading progress: 5%.

Behind the Throne - K.B. Wagers

Spaceship with supposedly tough heroine, a beloved AI and aliens, check.  Murky conspiracies and return to what sounds like feudal society planet forced against her will by what descriptions make seem might be a love interest, not so much but could be written well.  

 

Not sure how much of this will be a spaceship type of read, but so far enjoying.  I hope there is more "show" of her toughness rather than devolving into the princess only described as tough to be special compared to the wimpier, more hide bound sillier girls back on her planet — I've clearly been scarred by recent samplings of one too many bad YA books.  

 

Honor Harrington, Cordelia Vorkosigan and Serrano worked for me; maybe Hail will, too.

 

 


Anyone know what these colored triangles on Amazon mean?

UPDATE — thanks to Grimlock's comment — triangles refer to movement up/down on the chart.

 

ORIGINAL POST:   Anyone know what these colored triangles on Amazon.com mean? (They cannot be clicked and no info shows hovering over them.  First noticed next to some books http://Amazon.com/charts .)

 

 

     

 

   

 

 

 

 


"I will personally nail his nuts to the floor before slicing him to ribbons."

—Nalini Singh


Top Read and Sold this week on Amazon.com (or: In my lifetime will the Harry Potter books ever not be chart toppers?)

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood Camino Island: A Novel - John Grisham Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel - Mark Sullivan Come Sundown - Nora Roberts American Gods - Neil Gaiman The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Mark Manson I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons - Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari  Dr Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.D. Vance

I'm just noticing https://www.amazon.com/charts showing the current week's most read and most sold books.  I put the top five most read fiction and nonfiction at top of this post, visit the link for all of them. 

 

Anyone know what these colored triangles mean?  UPDATE — thanks to Grimlock's comment on another post — triangles refer to movement up/down on the chart.

 

         

 

 

Source: http://www.amazon.com/charts

Reminder: reading lists feature

The reading list feature fo booklikes is at http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists or you get to it by selecting "apps" from the main menu.   Screenshot:

 

 

If you tell booklikes to add all books from the reading list, it creates a shelf named the same and adds them.   Unlike listopias on goodreads, the lists don't show on the book pages and the list creators manage (you can comment to request updates or discuss something).  No voting campaigns or paid promoters gaming the lists, yay!  Example screenshot from reading list Read Alike List for "How It Went Down" 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book :

 


A present from My Fairy Librarian...

Behind the Throne - K.B. Wagers

Just downloaded this ebook from library waitlist.  

 

New to me author; curious because of posts about the book seen on booklikes dashboard.


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

― Albert Einstein


"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."

—Dr. Seuss


"Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. In the long run it will create a generation incapable of appreciating the difference between independence of thought and subservience."

—Henry Steele Commager


"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."

― Friedrich Nietzsche