Category Archives: Discussion Posts

Top Reads from the Top Half of 2018

Source: Audies Every single year, I struggle bus my way through an end of year post about the best books I read that year. Or I just skip the post entirely, even though I love seeing other people’s, and I also really like the opportunity to yell more about my favorite books. Still, going back […]

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How to Read All the Things

Last year, I read over four hundred books. This year, I’ll probably hit about 200, because it’s been a slow reading year for me, largely intentionally. Still, most Americans read…substantially less than that. The most common question I get as a reader is “how do you read that much?!?!?!”, standing there incredulous and a bit […]

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Bookish Idiosyncracies

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I’m particular about things: the way I like things to be organized and the order in which I want things done. Through my many years as a reader, I’ve changed my methods somewhat to fit my lifestyle at the time, but they’re always a bit weird. […]

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Backlisting

One of the weird things about being a book reviewer is that you generally end up leaving backlists, well, in the back. You’re all about that shiny new frontlist, desperately wanting books announced for 2020 and already over the hype of titles that actually haven’t even come out yet, but that you got to read […]

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The Sweet Freedom of DNFing

Though I’ve written at least one discussion post on DNFing in the past, it feels like time for a new one, largely because I’m so fully embracing it once again. In fact, I’m DNFing more than ever before. For the last couple of years, I’ve been DNFing about a third as many books as I’ve […]

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