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I Don’t DO Book Challenges

In 2011, I participated in a book challenge—I panned to read seventy-five books by the year’s end. And I did, and I celebrated a small victory in my life. For 2012, however, I opted not to put a number on … Continue reading

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I Haven’t Forgotten You, Dear Blog

Ah. It seems I still exist. I had a blog entry planned for October 29, and I was mentally done writing it… and then Hurricane Sandy hit, and then we lost power. And since the entry was focused around books … Continue reading

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Shelf Reorganization

While most people spend Labor Day relishing the last weekend of summer, spending time with family at barbeques or at the beach, what does your resident book nerd do? Reorganize her bookshelves, of course. (This is relaxing. Right?) I stumbled … Continue reading

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International Left-Handers Day

I’m probably a poor excuse for a southpaw because I always forget about International Left-Handers Day every August. But this year I put it on my calendar. It’s an international holiday, after all. It’s a scientific fact* that lefties are … Continue reading

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Worldless Wednesday #10

Clockwork Angel

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Rituals

Picture this: You’ve reached the final page of a book you’ve immensely enjoyed. Part of you wants to revel in its completion, but a bigger part doesn’t want it to end. You read the last paragraphs slowly, taking in each … Continue reading

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And we still exist

Why hello, fellow readers. If you’re still here. Seems I haven’t posted in nearly two weeks. Oops. During my unplanned hiatus, I’ve been thinking about this blog’s direction. Truth is, I’ve been bored. And if I don’t feel like writing, … Continue reading

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Book-marking

Some people are able to remember exactly what page they’re on. Some dog-ear their pages (this makes me cringe). A book jacket can be used to mark a page, most of the time, but for the rest of us—we need … Continue reading

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The Tale of Saint Valentine

Okay it’s not book-related, but it’s a story, and we all like stories, don’t we? I learned of the tale of Saint Valentine, quite unexpectedly, from a newsletter I subscribe to. I never bothered to learn of today’s history, but … Continue reading

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Boxset Lust

I’m a publisher’s dream customer. If you put a bunch of books in a pretty set, I’m going to buy it—regardless of whether I own the books yet or not. (You can always sell the old ones, after all. I … Continue reading

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