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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

Under Witch Aura
Maria E. Schneider
Leia Stone
Magic in the Blood
Devon Monk
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 12 %
Elizabeth Bear
Progress: 100 %
Tempt the Stars
Karen Chance
Progress: 96 %
Elizabeth Bear
Progress: 46 %
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella

Favorite Book Quotes

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







RANT: Cliffhangers. In debut series by debut authors?

Awww....c'mon guys.


Cliffhanger endings are barely okay in the middle of a series for me.  And at that there better have been some extremely good earlier books to make it okay (or not quite an overt cliffhanger so much as obviously more will follow).  I'm likely to put a series with a cliffhanger that takes years between books on the backburner.


I've been redoing some shelvings and browsing about for new reads.  And I'm finished for the night after closing far too many browser tabs on potential new books/authors because it was book 1 with a cliffhanger ending.  (Frequently a short-ish page length where maybe a longer book got chopped into a "trilogy" because those reputedly sell or that maybe with editing the trilogy might really be a longish single book once extraneous meanderings ...).


Cliffhangers .... bah!  Takes a lot of recommendations from friends with shared reading tastes to go there, particularly a new to me or outright new author.