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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: 4 %
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







Reading progress the 25% I committed to ... Nope, No, NO! … DNF

Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey

Phèdre once more hints that if she had only known then what was to come … ya know what?  I don't give a shit what's to come.  DNF.


I realize I let my impression of her childhood as being groomed into child trafficking color my opinion of this.


But, holy cow, what is in this for me to get into?  I'm not bowled over by the writing -- it's decent but hardly immersive or that excellent.  I don't like the society, the characters, the storyline of pandering out these kids even though as promised at the 25% mark she at least is sounding more adult, the so-called politics that are supposed to be such hot shit with this pederast's wet dream and justification of child abuse and slavery.


I usually DNF very quickly.  I held out hope that this one might pick up enough to make me forget the beginning chapters because so well-recommended and because was reading for a booklikes bookclub August read.  I hate to bail on a bookclub read ...




If you do want to join in the bookclub read, it's at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/88/tor-monthly-free-ebook-science-fiction-and-fantasy 

Source: http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/88/tor-monthly-free-ebook-science-fiction-and-fantasy