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The 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far

There’s been a lot of buzz about The Oyster Review’s 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far list. I think it’s a good list, with a fair amount of variety and books that are more “accessible” than many best-of lists, with popular non-fiction inclusions like Wild and Bossypants. I don’t know much about Oyster,…

The BEA Bloggers Conference: Should I Go?

This summer will mark my fifth anniversary of blogging. And one of the things I’ve really wanted to do is attend the Book Expo America Bloggers Conference. Have you been? What did you think? I read some good critical reviews of last year’s conference, and it sounds like the blogging sessions aren’t always terribly informative.…

Bloggers, how do you use Twitter?

I don’t have a lot of blogging resolutions for 2015, other than maintaining my reviews, not taking too many review requests, and keeping up with posting reviews on sites like Goodreads. I’ve got five classes to take this year and a full time job, after all.  But one of my resolutions is to be a…

Farewell 2014! My Reading Wrap-Up

2014 was a good year for reading and blogging.  It was also a good year for seeing family, for traveling, for getting the hang of being a student again (halfway through!) and for NOT working too hard.  You’ll see below it was a good year for reading new authors and getting outside my usual genres. …

Outlander Episode 7: The Wedding

You’ve probably heard plenty about the wedding episode already, if you’re following the show. I just want to say thank you to the Outlander team for getting so much of this book right. Sorry to those of you in the U.K. who can’t watch the show, and for those of you who aren’t caught up,…

Outlander Episodes 3 and 4

Outlander just keeps getting better. I’m amazed at how closely they are following the book; I’ve been reading after every episode to follow along (but not before, because I’d rather watch without knowing everything). Episode 3 was one of those yell-at-the-TV episodes. As in, “nooo, don’t go there”! Claire is so headstrong but you can…

Outlander: My Review of Episode 1

It’s possible I’m posting way too much about a TV show, and some of you think I’m a bit obsessed. I’m beginning to think so too.  But here, until next week anyway, are my thoughts about Episode 1.  For two excellent reviews, I recommend i09, and The AV Club. In a nutshell: it was glorious.…