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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







Good, even intriguing but ... DNF

Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic Book 1) - Melissa F. Olson

DNF -- not going to keep reading because switching from characters to root for to darker crap where it's okay to kill for your magic instruction because only small animals, mice, fish, etc. that predators would have killed anyway.  


Debated DNF the first time instructor squeezed a mouse dead so she could "sense" the death.  Was getting suspicious also headed into ultra-speshulness with potential love triangles and enslavements anyway.


Such a shame.  I loved the sample (which gave no indication M.C. was headed into dark magic territory).  Sample plus friend reviews had me getting the book -- I really had wanted to know what happened next in this world with these characters.  Writing, despite being Amazon published (47North), was decent but author couldn't hold up to the promise of the sample and then totally soured me on the story.