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The (Wo)Man Booker Shadow Panel

What was I thinking? My yoga teacher said last night that the blue moon is a time of increased energy and taking on new projects. Perhaps I was celebrating a day early. Whatever the reason, when Frances asked me on … Continue reading

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Blogging Event: A Day in the Life

One fun thing about blogging is the way we get a peek at other people’s lives—and get to share bits and pieces of our own. In my case, I usually share glimpses of my own life through discussing what I’m … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Buddies

The first two months of 2015 brought a lot of negative energy to some parts of the book blogosphere. Talk of plagiarism, burnout, and bloggers shutting their doors has made the community feel a little shaky—never mind that the growth … Continue reading

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Book Swap: 2015 Edition

This is the fifth year that Teresa and I have participated in one of our favorite traditions: each of us gives the other five book recommendations to read sometime during the coming year. Sometimes they’re books we’ve wanted the other person … Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Review

It’s a cliche to say the year has gone by quickly, but 2014 seems to have gone by particularly quickly. I keep thinking of things that I thought happened a month or two ago, only to realize that they happened … Continue reading

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The Year Behind, The Year Ahead

A very merry Christmastide and the happiest of happy New Years to all of you! 2014 was a difficult year for me in terms of reading. I had family crises — fires to put out, just about literally — and … Continue reading

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Elsewhere

Some of you may remember that last year I read and enjoyed the first of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle novels, The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. The fourth book in the quartet, Blue Lily, Lily Blue is being published … Continue reading

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The Readathon Approacheth

As I write this on Friday night, the fall edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is just a few hours (or “one sleep”) away. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to participate in all but a few Read-a-Thons since … Continue reading

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Unwritten Reviews

I mentioned in my post on Home Cooking that I had read quite a few books that had gone unreviewed. In the comments, a couple of people suggested I put up a list of the books I’ve read that I … Continue reading

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Meeting Sarah Waters

One of the advantages of living just outside a major city like Washington, DC, is that lots of great authors come through town. If Politics and Prose were around the corner, I’d be there often because they get lots of … Continue reading

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