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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG! I never in my life abandoned a Heinlein book before

The Pursuit of the Pankera - Robert A. Heinlein

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would DNF a Heinlein.  But I just could not get into this one.  Maybe there was a reason he didn't publish it?  Change of or lack of editor?  My age?

 

For whatever reason, it just seemed kind of phoned into me.  No actual tension, couldn't catch a good thread of story, actively disliked some characters and found others cardboard.

 

Maybe I didn't read far enough or give it enough of a chance -- but this is Heinlein and should catch me up right away.  Maybe he really hadn't finished enough of it for this to be published? 

 

That will teach me to get so excited I preorder something hardcover sight unseen.