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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

Too Like the Lightning
Ada Palmer
Progress: 11 %
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Bound by Faerie
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic
Linsey Hall
Progress: 1 %
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Tyrant's Blood
Fiona McIntosh

Favorite Book Quotes

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







Ugh! Ugh! Horrid book piracy ...

So I just spent some time tracking down the link to report a pirated book to its publisher (took longer to find out who published it).


It was for publisher Hatchette ( http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/report-piracy/ ) and the footer of every page on their website shows the clearcut "Report Piracy."


It kinda spoils my day, though.  The piracy, not the reporting process which is a quick form.


It's tough enough for authors, the book industry and readers without that crap.  I will make all reasonable efforts to report plagiarism and piracy when I run across.


Sheesh, I was just trying to find the definition of one little word used by an author and up pops two of his books as using that word ... *^€>#@! pirated copies of the books.  Bloody damn hell.  Why steal?  Why steal from authors? (No, income level and access to books is not an excuse to steal.)