Tag Archives: books

Stop destroying books!

Yesterday a famous youtuber destroyed a copy of a book and handed out the pieces for a charity event. I found so many things wrong with this event, but I only want to focus on one thing right now. That … Continue reading

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I knew it was coming

I have read all the Ice and Fire books that are out so far. I watched the pilot of Game of Thrones and decided that this is one of the stories that I can read but not watch. Now I … Continue reading

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No covers

Two days ago Maureen Johnson wrote a blog post about how the book industry gives very different covers to books of female authors than it does to books of their male counterparts. The female covers are more flimsy, cute and … Continue reading

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Book research

I am researching for my next NaNo novel right now. It falls into the category of historical fiction. I don’t want to give away when and where it is supposed to play. However, I have discovered that material about this … Continue reading

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OMG IRL! Or going to the book festival

It is spring break. The kids are home and it is noon in a blink of an eye. So for the next two weeks don’t expect early morning blogs. It just won’t happen. Good? Good. On Saturday we (hubby, son, … Continue reading

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On buying books

Yesterday was my birthday and guess where we went? To our local independent bookstore to buy books. I was one happy camper. I got me four books I wanted to read for a long time. Three of them YA, one … Continue reading

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Your favorite minor character

I have read several books that offered a host of minor characters to support and enliven the main characters and the plot. Sometimes those minor characters, or part time heroes or villains are more dear to me than the main … Continue reading

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