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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

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes

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







Sampled after seeing in bookstore today

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All - Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell, Stephanie Hemphill, Candace Fleming, Deborah Hopkinson, M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly

An anthology by YA authors (although much of the subject matter is adult or at best New Adult), each covering one wife.  Sounded a possibly interesting take.


I was curious so downloaded a sample and not sure I'll want to read.  I like novels about Tudor times and Henry VIII's wives.  The sample went into Katharine of Aragon and was rather bland if a pious character.  The other chapters by other authors could be better ...


But, with barely 50 pages devoted to each wife interspersed with Henry chapters, doubt I'll pursue this one.  I tend to prefer longer tales and something to like about main characters.  If becomes a free library borrow, maybe someday.