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My Top-Rated Reads of 2019

Last year I set myself the task of reviewing every book I read. I figured this was only fair since I'm always harping on how one of the best ways to support a writer is to leave a review (hint hint). This chore was also a bit of a marketing ploy (what isn't?) to gain … Continue reading My Top-Rated Reads of 2019

2009 vs 2019 – A Decade of Writing

Hello Bloglandia! I recently heard of someone doing an "End of Decade" comparison between where their writing career was at in 2009 versus 2019 and I thought, "I could totally steal that idea." Okay, the math and calendar-keeping nerds out there all know we have one more year of the 2010s, and I completely agree … Continue reading 2009 vs 2019 – A Decade of Writing

Big Five Publishers Are Being Jerkwads to Libraries

Hello Bloglandia! If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you'll know I LOVE my libraries. I've always got movies, books or audiobooks checked out or on hold; I buy most of my reading material from their annual used book sales (with help from Finn McSpool); I visit libraries while on vacation; … Continue reading Big Five Publishers Are Being Jerkwads to Libraries

A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Hey Bloglandia, As part of my Summer Reading Mania, I decided to grab my copy of Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut from my overstuffed bookshelves. Well, more than just grab. I read it, too. Now, Vonnegut and I go way back. In high school, when my English teacher was trying to get me to read something … Continue reading A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Throwing Down the Reading Gauntlet

Reading. It should be a means of escape. A way to unwind after a long day of reality. A way to curl up with a tasty beverage and relax. It's not! It's a means to win things and to beat out the competition!!! Well, in the summer anyway. Summer Reading Programs - Bring it On!! … Continue reading Throwing Down the Reading Gauntlet