Category Archives: Discussion Posts

The Freedom of Not Having Ratings on My Reviews Anymore

As part of my changes this year, I mad enough changes to my reviews that I’m actually labeling them “Book Talks.” There’s not really a need for the change because “review” can encompass a whole lot of things, and these are still reviews without a doubt. However, I like to categorize things and because they’re […]

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The Joys and Perils of Rereading

Most of us probably begin as re-readers. As children, if we’re lucky, we have a collection of picture books that we read over and over again as we attempt to master the tricky beast that is language. If it’s English language, then it’s finicky as well. Repetition and familiarity help the learning process along. Slowly […]

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Romance and Predictability

If you read romance novels, be they written for a teen audience or an adult one, whether they’re contemporary, historical, or some other genre, you’re used to having people look down on your taste. It comes with the territory, sadly. Books centered on romantic relationships are deemed lacking in literary merit…unless they’re focused on a […]

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Book Slumps and Audiobooks

Last year, I read over 400 books. This year, I’ve read 28, and many of those have been in the last couple of weeks. In the month of February, I read a grand total of 4 books. FOUR. In March, 5. And, in that time, all but one of those 9 books was an audiobook. […]

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Discussion: When Your Favorite Authors Write Books That Are Not Your Favorites

Let’s be real: I’ve not read that much this year. Even so, in that tiny little pile of 20 books I’ve gone through so far, I’ve read a book by a favorite author that didn’t really work for me. I think we’ve all had this experience. There are those authors you totally trust. You kind […]

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