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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 14, “Tell Us Your Dealbreakers”

My biggest deal-breaker is a simple one: deus ex machina. This translates to “god from the machine,” meaning that something not previously covered suddenly appears to bail out our hero/heroine. Take “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” With what spell … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 13, “Describe One Book EVERYONE Should Read”

I had to narrow this down to one of three choices. One was John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” This book is spectacular, with memorable characters and an amazing ability to find laughter and sorrow contrapuntal in the same … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 12, “How Do You Fight Blogger Fatigue?”

Adderall.

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 11, “Show Off Five of Your Best Blog Posts”

Oh, ffs. This is a tough one. I think it takes at least a small amount of ego to blog. In essence, by throwing these words out into the ether, you’re asserting that you have something to add to the … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 10, “How Do You Choose What Book to Read Next?”

Good question. If I have an ARC that’s either about to expire or about to publish, I’ll try to knock that out. I’m usually good about staying ahead, or at least caught up on those, so I have a little … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 9, “Why Do You Blog About Books?”

Because I could never master the spelling and grammatical subtleties of “I can haz cheezburger?” (sp?) I love to read–that’s nothing new–and I originally joined Goodreads a few years ago simply as a way to keep track of the books … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 8 “Quick! Write 15 Bullet Points of Things That Appeal to You on Book Blogs!”

Boobs. Just kidding about #1 My favorite bloggers explain why they praise or pan a book. I always find “I just didn’t like it” to be a sort of cop-out. Take the extra sixty seconds to add another clause or … Continue reading

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