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Ditching the TBR List: How We Choose What We Read

Most people, outside of school or work, read what they want, when they want.  But book bloggers spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to read – at least I do. Given limited reading time, I read for entertainment and for relaxation….

The Pros and Cons of Writing Book Reviews

A lot of us started our book blogs with a focus on writing book reviews. More and more, though, the bloggers I read are finding they don’t really want to write book reviews. Some are eliminating reviews entirely, while others are relying more on…

Reading what makes you feel good: what are your comfort reads?

Last week I finally had my sinus procedure, and while it went well, it hasn’t been as quick a recovery as I expected.  I’ll spare you the details, but the pressure in my head has left me grumpy and unable to concentrate on much…

Listening to Literary Podcasts

My husband challenged me in January to explore the world of podcasts about books.  I have one that I listen to regularly, Sword and Laser, which I definitely recommend for science fiction and fantasy books.  But I thought it would be great to break…

Best Books of the Year and Why I Read Them

Merry Christmas readers!  This month I took a look at my favorite books of the year, and I asked myself the question: why did I read each one?  Did I choose them because of ARCs, challenges (and if so, which ones), because they received…

Read Harder 2018: Revisit a Classic You Hated

With three months left to finish the Read Harder 2018 challenge, I’ve been putting off the toughest category on the list: an assigned book you hated or never finished.  For obvious reasons — who wants to reread a book they hated? My mind immediately…

Adventures in Book Clubbing

I decided in the beginning of the year to look for a book club, as a way to meet new people and talk to people in person about books. I’m not sure if the live interaction of a book club is something I’ve been…

2018 Resolution Fail: Too Many ARCs

Reading Advance Review Copies (ARCs) is one of the fun parts of being a book blogger.  You get free books and you get to read things before everyone else.  It’s also a nice way to discover new writers and support their work. But I…

My Blogging Goals for 2017

I’m hoping 2017 will be the year I immerse myself in this blog and see where it can go.  I’ve been puttering along for a little while now, keeping it up but taking the time for other (needed) things.  In 2017 I want to…

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