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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

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Leia Stone
Progress: 6 %
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Progress: 1 %
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Tyrant's Blood
Fiona McIntosh

Favorite Book Quotes

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







Reading progress: 50%.

Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, #1) - Esther M. Friesner

This ain't Sparta.  Or Greek mythology.


Okay, the names and places are the same.  


Okay, the premise still has potential.


But seriously Helen is generic spoiled brat.   Not getting any real "atmosphere" of time or place to warrant this being a middle grade tale of Helen of Sparta.


No real problem with the writing itself but this is being so bland and Helen because-am-pretty-and-future-Queen-I-am-immune is stupidly defiant about crap in what comes across less as heroic/feminist than as not really interesting enough to actually rate being called TSTL.  Sheesh, Sparta and Ancient Greece my ass.