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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

Witch and Wombat
Carolyn Cushman
Progress: 9 %
Magic Shifts
Ilona Andrews
Raising Innocence
Shannon Mayer
Progress: 100 %
Beyond the Empire
K.B. Wagers
Sean Brock
100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life
Cindi Leive
Susan Dennard
Progress: 100 %
Kill the Queen
Jennifer Estep
Progress: 99 %
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey

Favorite Book Quotes

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







Going into a reboot of a fave

Martians Abroad: A Novel - Carrie Vaughn

I've waffled back and forth over whether or not I wanted to read this reboot of Podkayne of Mars - Robert A. Heinlein  (a preteen favorite).


Not sure I want it "messed with.". Oh, the original reads dated now with sexist nuances missed back then (think blinking eyelashes to get your way and the chick being the one stuck changing diapers in zero g) while reading of a female in space who does things, thinks things, has goals and keeps her humanity/compassion even around adults with political agendas.  The original Poddy is still a charming character and the space details still interesting.


This one by the author of the Kitty Norville series has renamed her "Polly," ditched all the family except Mom and now a twin brother "Charles."  Opens on Mars:

"Dust flew behind me, and I crouched over the handlebars, sucking air through my mask, blinking behind my goggles."