Saffron: But we've been wed. Aren't we to become one flesh? Mal: Well, no, uh... We're still two fleshes here, and I think that your flesh ought to sleep somewhere else.

'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."


Calli - Jan 08, 2021 9:55:59 am PST #26387 of 26473
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

I just started The Secrets We Kept, for my book group. It’s pretty good so far. It’s about women spies during the Cold War.


juliana - Jan 08, 2021 11:46:40 am PST #26388 of 26473
Tell me the ghost in the machine is real

Years ago, I got a Hitchhikers Guide computer game. It came with a "don't panic" button and danger-sensitive glasses (solid black cardboard).

I had that game! I Loved that game.


chrismg - Jan 08, 2021 3:28:37 pm PST #26389 of 26473
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

Simultaneous tea and no tea!


sj - Jan 13, 2021 8:30:49 am PST #26390 of 26473
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Does anyone know if there are going to be any more books in the Dublin Murder Squad books by Tana French? I finished the last one recently, and I want more. Her last two books have been stand alones, and I can't find any info when I try to google it.


lisah - Jan 13, 2021 9:11:57 am PST #26391 of 26473
Punishingly Intricate

I'd also love to know the answer to that question, sj.


Cashmere - Jan 13, 2021 10:26:52 am PST #26392 of 26473
Now tagless for your comfort.

sj, all the interviews and reviews that I've read about The Searcher indicated that she has been really shaken up by the state of the world, and exploring the stand-a-lone books have been the result of that. She has given no indication that she is working on another one.

The success of The Searcher may not be much of an incentive for her to return to the series, but who knows.


sj - Jan 13, 2021 11:56:57 am PST #26393 of 26473
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Thanks, Cashmere. I noticed the last book didn’t really introduce any new detectives that could lead the next book. Which really made it feel like her last. I read The Witch Elm but not The Searcher yet.


Cashmere - Jan 13, 2021 6:58:05 pm PST #26394 of 26473
Now tagless for your comfort.

The Searcher is on my list.


lisah - Jan 13, 2021 6:59:15 pm PST #26395 of 26473
Punishingly Intricate

I really enjoyed the Searcher. Made me miss Ireland like whoa, though.


sj - Jan 13, 2021 7:53:43 pm PST #26396 of 26473
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

One thing that always confuses me in her books that I keep meaning to ask someone about is, in Ireland can you ring someone's voicemail directly without making their cellphone ring? Is this common? The detectives in French's novels always seem to be doing this to avoid talking to people.