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Book Hoarder and Book Lover

@litchat had a discussion recently about book lovers and book hoarder, based on this post. A book hoarder is someone who buys books and holds on to them. Lots of people do this, I think. eReaders and eReader apps make this easy. But less obvious. (No rooms, tables and floors covered with books.) A book… Continue reading Book Hoarder and Book Lover

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F is for Fan Girl

I am a fan. I am a fan of lots of things – Beyonce, The Gates, Spiderman. Nail Polish. But I only go fan-girl crazy for some books, some characters. You know. When you countdown to the release date, read all the excerpts, all the snippets, and then get it the day it comes out?… Continue reading F is for Fan Girl

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Do you take notes while you read?

I just read this post on Should Be Reading where MizB says she takes notes while reading. Me, I don’t understand that at all. At least not while reading fiction and most non-fiction. I only ever took notes when I read books for class. Once, I was even inspired to highlight when reading a historical/economy/business… Continue reading Do you take notes while you read?

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BookExpo America, Day Three, More Books

So, today was the second day of book signings at the BookExpo! I only got one book signed and not one I had planned on, either. It’s The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin. She was very nice. I didn’t even know she was going to be there or she would have been on my… Continue reading BookExpo America, Day Three, More Books

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BookExpo America, Day Two, Book Signings

So today was the real beginning of BookExpo America. Today was the first day of the book signings. Which, really, is what I am all about. The author signings.😉 I really, really wanted Rachel Vincent’s Shadow Bound and Touch of Power by Maria V Snyder. But they disappeared moments before I got to their table.… Continue reading BookExpo America, Day Two, Book Signings

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BookExpo America Begins

The BookExpo is this yearly event where the publishers get together, have conferences and do stuff. Today, they were still setting up. I went with my printed out pass and they registration desk gave me the real thing. The Javits Center is pretty big, but luckily they had people standing everywhere, waiting to give you… Continue reading BookExpo America Begins

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U is for Ultimately, publishers have to ditch DRM

Come July, Tor will get rid of DRM. Tor publishes a lot of the science fiction/fantasy I read. So, yeah, I am excited to hear they are planning on publishing books sans DRM. Between Tor, Baen and Angry Robot, almost all of the books I read will be DRM free. This is big. It’s big… Continue reading U is for Ultimately, publishers have to ditch DRM