Tag Archives: Reading

Unpopular Book Opinions

I’m breaking my blogging hiatus to post this book list that I stole from my friend the Lady Okie. I love book lists! So here you go. 1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like. There’s probably a lot more that aren’t coming to mind, but most recently, Rick Riordan’s new series about Magnus […]

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2011: A Year in Review

Dear readers and friends, I did not write a Flamin’ Friday post yesterday, nor did I write one last week. But it was Christmas after all, and last night I was (for once!) writing on my novel, Into the Flames. But I feel you all deserve some words of finality as this year comes to […]

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Six Reasons Why This Blog Post Is Lame

I have to admit something to you all. I am on the brink of being overwhelmed, and that is why you have not had an overabundance of blog posts from me recently. This is all completely my fault. Offered projects whose completion dates loomed far in the future or even in that wonderful land of […]

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In a land of make-believe that don’t believe in me

Happy National Grammar Day! I still don’t have a book review for you this week.  I’m two hundred or so pages away from the end of Fall of Giants.  So hopefully by Monday I’ll be done and have some insightful words about Ken Follet’s latest novel.  Also, due to this new postion at work, I’ve […]

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To Read or Not to Read

As promised, I have brought forth some classic literature, the bard himself. So here we go, guys, let’s read some Shakespeare.  Are you ready?  Look, I even put in pictures to make it easier for you. To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The […]

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What Is the Deal with Shakespeare?

“Classic–a book which people praise and don’t read.”  –Mark Twain Usually when we see in a book something we think we’re intimate with, we just read the first line and then move on to the new, more interesting stuff.  How many times have we said, “To be or not to be,” or some garbling thereof […]

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Review: The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Well.  The Sherlockian.  It was a highly celebrated debut novel in 2010, and after reading it, it’s not hard to see why.  It’s not the best book I’ve ever read, but Mr. Moore set himself a very high bar here, and I think he managed to jump over it.  Or pass it with flying colors. […]

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