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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

Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
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
Artificial Condition
Martha Wells
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







I'm back from the rabbithole of freebies and book browsing

I only downloaded a couple.


Only lost a couple of hours to the "shinies" of also enjoyed/bought and lists of freebies.  (I'm happily not avoiding the shinies on my dashboard from fellow booklikers.)


And I completely managed to not download the books that right after a non-rave review/rating had a suspiciously large number of ★★★★★ ratings all on the same day with similar phrasings (presumably to bury the non-rave and manipulate/game the average rating).


Sheesh, anyone faking reviews really needs to learn to spread those out and throw in a few reviews that don't gush over exact same things.


Happily avoided downloading ones with descriptions that were endless quoted praises (nope, did not click to read more in hopes of eventually scrolling to a proper synopsis).


Happily avoided downloading ones where the description itself exhausted me or made for bad reading.