Category Archives: Other Bloggishness

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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May 2018: Month in Review

What I’ve Been Up To: This post is a bit, ummm half a month, overdue, but to be fair I was on vacation when I meant for it to post, and then I was just lazy. Which is a completely legit excuse for skipping your hobby. And exercising. Yeah? Yeah. May was, like much of […]

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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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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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