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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 Darker Shade of Magic
V.E. Schwab
Sins of Empire
Brian McClellan
Heart of Venom
Jennifer Estep
Progress: 100 %
Magic in the Shadows
Devon Monk
Progress: 100 %
Star Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Spirit Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Sarah Zettel
Progress: 14 %
Artificial Condition
Martha Wells
Progress: 100 %
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride
Kristen Painter
Progress: 100 %
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Progress: 100 %

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.