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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
Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Café Anthology
P.G. Nagle, Sara Stamey, Gillian Polack, Mindy Klasky, Jennifer Stevenson, Dave Smeds, Vonda N. McIntyre, Judith Tarr
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caroline Fraser
Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse)
Jim C. Hines

Favorite Book Quotes


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress: 25%.

Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard

Okay, okay, okay.  I get it already.  

 

Broad, extreme strokes hammering in the differences between the Silvers and the Reds and their lifestyles.  No complexity, no cruel Reds and no compassionate Silvers—both are clearly outright racist.

 

Not how I like my worldbuilding, characters or story.  

 

But, this is one of those series you keep hearing about.  Fear-of-missing-out means I will slog through this first book (luckily a library borrow) to give it a chance.

 

Dreading possibly heading into love triangle territory.


Portions feel eel like they would work much better in a graphic novel. I can almost see the panels. *boing* *kapow* random appearance of a Silver who instantly clones a few dozen selves. *crackle* up pops a highlighted Silver princess for everyone to examine *poof* she's gone because here's the next panel with another highlighted ...