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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 Dance of Blades
David Dalglish
Progress: 10 %
For Love of Mother-Not (Pip and Flinx Adventure Series #1)
Alan Dean Foster
By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6)
Jennifer Estep
Biting Cold
Chloe Neill
The Unyielding
Shelly Laurenston
Progress: 100 %
Wings of Fire
Alma Alexander
Progress: 100 %

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.