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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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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 7, Talk About Your Blogging Quirks

Like my friend Kelly, I like to start my review as soon as I finish the book. It’s very rare that I’ll postpone a review till later in the week or month, which could be tempting since many of the … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 6 “Describe How You Shop for Books”

I’m big on the Amazon Wish List. When I read a Goodreads or book blog review about a new book that sounds interesting, I’ll add it to my Amazon Wish List. When it’s payday, or I get my birthday or … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 5, Recommend a Tear-Jerker

I’ve seen some of my book-blogging peers already suggest this one, but I don’t mind being non-trailblazingy. When I think “tear-jerker,” the first book that pops to mind is John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” Green creates two characters … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 4, “What was the last book you flung across the room?”

The last literary projectile I fired was a Lee Child “Jack Reacher” novel. It was fine–I had no quarrel with the book. I just had a med-induced rage spike and had to throw something. Being as it was a Jack … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3, “Who Are Your Blogging BFF’s?”

Without a doubt, my Generalissima of Blogging BFF’s is the inimitable Kelly. She blogs daily: through rain and sleet and snow and dark of night, she always has a review ready to pop. She is a blogging whirlwind, and an … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2, What is Your Bedtime Reading Ritual?

Interesting question. I have several friends who like to read before they go to sleep at night. It helps them relax. I don’t get that at all, anymore than “The West Wing”‘s alcoholic Chief of Staff Leo McGarry understands how … Continue reading

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