Tag Archives: reading

On reading

I have been in a book club for a few months now and I find the experience very beneficial. So far of the books we read, I really liked two, I really disliked two and I mostly liked another. One … Continue reading

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Science Fiction, Steam Punk and the suspension of disbelieve

Warning: Pet peeve ahead! I like to read science fiction novels every once in a while and I also like the somewhat newer genre of steam punk. Both have their tropes and both have very talented authors telling engaging stories. … 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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Reading novels is dangerous

I was at a reading yesterday. The novelist was well accomplished and took some general questions at the end. The very last question he got was: “Why is reading fiction good for us?” Of course we can all come up … 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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What is your speed to read? (I rhymes, how neat.)

Last night I read Laurie Halse Anderson’s book ‘Speak’. It took me a good 3 hours and I was done from beginning to finish. That to me is a sign of a really good book. I can finish it in … Continue reading

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