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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







Reading progress update: I read the sample.

The Queen of Blood - Sarah Beth Durst

Verdict?  BLIP!


A seriously brief sample; I've read longer flash fiction.  Basically, we now know the main character spent her childhood with her family.  Duh.


So, no conclusion.  Neither good nor bad.  Promises elements I might like if done well (fantasy, other world) and elements I will loathe if done wrong (the special heroine with special talent gets special rank/attention).


Which I already knew before reading the sample.


I won't be buying at hardcover prices.  Will watch everyone else's reviews.  Will keep an eye out for paperback pricing on ebook or for library to get the ebook.


Oh, I just remembered -- isn't this the same publisher (Harper Collins) that listed ARCs on NetGalley that were missing their final chapters?