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Teaser Tuesday: Of Noble Family

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Of Noble Family

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Have you ever made a new friend because of a book? (or books)?

Have you ever made a new friend because of a book? (or books)? (http://adailyrhythm.com/ asks this random question today and I’ve decided to answer it.) Yes, I have.  My book club is filled with new friends. So is twitter! Well, all my twitter friends were new once and most of my twitter is filled with… Continue reading Have you ever made a new friend because of a book? (or books)?

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Thoughts on: Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson

I just finished reading Dorsai! by Gordan R. Dickson. This is an older military science fiction book, first published in 1959. Note: this is not a review. I will probably do one of those next week. This is just a question I had at the end of the book. In this world, people have contracts,… Continue reading Thoughts on: Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson

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N is for Notorious

I am picking the word Notorious for this year’s Hugo awards. It’s going to go down in history. All the people associated with it will likely be remembered for years to come. So, yeah, notorious. I am hoping this doesn’t break the Hugo forever and ever. I am hoping it doesn’t set the tone for… Continue reading N is for Notorious

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K is for Kill

I finished reading The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley recently. It got me thinking: A lot of books have characters who kill. Maybe not easily, maybe not often, but in the course of the book, they kill sooner or later. Some do kill easily. Some of them take killing more seriously: Anita Blake, Dexter, Valyn… Continue reading K is for Kill

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B is for Book Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple was my pick for #nanoremo, the month where you read that literary classic you’ve always wanted to read but somehow never actually got around to reading. I have to add, this is the first time I’ve picked a real literary type classic (I usually pick a more genre-ish classic). This book is… Continue reading B is for Book Review: The Color Purple