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An Announcement

As some of you have read it has been 10 years since I started up this blog; and, it has been 5 years since I started posting on a regular basis. In fact, during those 5 years I've been posting weekly. Weekly. Posts. For. Five. Years. Straight. I'm not complaining about these milestones because I'm… Continue reading An Announcement

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The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

We made it to the halfway point of 2023. So far, I've read and finished 22 out of the 50 books of my Reading Goal; and, 6 of them (speculative fiction) were released this year. Yes, I know I've been slower with my book reviews now more than ever; but, many of you know I've… Continue reading The Midpoint of 2023: Favorite Speculative Fiction Books So Far & Other Reads

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Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023

March was a very productive month for me. As you will see, I managed to finish reading some books and start and/or pickup other books. What have I finished reading recently? This is a brilliant start to a new series by Shannon Chakraborty. Did the author drop a hint for how many books there will… Continue reading Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023

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Banned & Challenged Books: When Society Overrides Personal Choice

***My 250th Blog Post             Banned and challenged books have become a “hot topic” in 2022; or maybe the Shutdown brought more attention to them because many people returned to reading due to the Pandemic. Yes, throughout 2020 and 2021 A LOT of attention was given to books about race and ethnic issues. Then earlier this year,… Continue reading Banned & Challenged Books: When Society Overrides Personal Choice

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Reading Check-In: August 6, 2022

What have you finished reading recently? I read 2 books from my "Current Reads" and I finished 2 books thanks to audiobooks (and 2 mini road trips). You can read my review of this book here. You can read my review of this book here. What are you reading currently? I know, I shouldn't keep… Continue reading Reading Check-In: August 6, 2022

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Being a Bookblogger: Technology Issues

This week's post is a rant regarding our e-readers. Many of you have been following my posts on Twitter regarding the latest "technological issue" with the Kindle app on my Samsung Tablet (I own a NOOK, too). For me, every other month the Kindle app on my e-readers "malfunctions" and I have to either sign-out… Continue reading Being a Bookblogger: Technology Issues

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Books Released in 2021 I Did NOT Get to Read in 2021

I wasn't sure whether or not I should do this topic at all, but I noticed other bookbloggers have been doing the same thing. And yes, that's not a good reason to do something (I created a poll on Twitter), but then I remembered I was able to catch up on reading some of the… Continue reading Books Released in 2021 I Did NOT Get to Read in 2021

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Reading Check-In: September 17, 2021

What book have you finished reading recently? One series on my list is complete. And, I stick with what I said about this series in my ASoIaF Read-Alike Book Recommendations: this series is the most "identical" to George R.R. Martin's. Another fun read by this author. And yes, it's full of folklore and fantasy references!… Continue reading Reading Check-In: September 17, 2021

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Reading Check-In: July 17, 2021

A brief update about my readings. But first, not that this should be a goal of mine, but I decided to reduce this year's Goodreads (yes, I have a Storygraph account) reading goal from 100 books to 50 books. At the beginning of this year, I knew there I shouldn't have pushed my limits this… Continue reading Reading Check-In: July 17, 2021

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Reading Check-In: March 20th 2021

Yes, I'm "borrowing" this idea from Realms of My Mind This is not a review post. While I prepare to participate in some upcoming events (watch the livestream I participated for The Bone Shard Daughter here), I will continue to catch up on some of my reading. The reviews will be posted as they are… Continue reading Reading Check-In: March 20th 2021