Category Archives: Book Talk

Sunday Coffee – Why I Don’t Buy Books (Sigh)

I’ve discussed this off and on, but the short version goes like this: I don’t buy books that I haven’t already read except under very narrow and specific circumstances. Like, for instance, when Brandon Sanderson releases a new Stormlight Archive … Continue reading

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2021 in Books

It has been an interesting year for me in books. Mainly because I just wasn’t all that interested in reading! I’m not sure what’s up with my brain these days, but pretty much since the pandemic began, reading has taken … Continue reading

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Abandoned Books of 2021

I don’t read books that aren’t working for me. Most of the time, if I start a book that’s not going to work, I can tell within a few chapters, if not a few pages or even paragraphs. I cull … Continue reading

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Revisiting Mansfield

Many years ago, I read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Of Austen’s novels, it’s one of my favorites, in particular because of one interesting thing that has stuck with me for over a decade. Fanny Price, the novel’s heroine, goes … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Nonfiction November

I’m not officially participating in Nonfiction November, or looking at the prompts etc, but for years I’ve associated November blogging with two things: NaNoWriMo and Nonfiction November. I’m not doing NaNo again this year – there’s a high likelihood that … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Wrapping Up RIP XVI + Halloween!!

It was a weird RIP season for me. I really started reading much earlier than usual (and technically before the challenge started), and then ended up culling most of the books on my original list. Normally, I read tons of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Overflowing TBR

A combination of 1) not-really-reading-much over the last 18 month, 2) several new sources of book recommendations, and 3) listening to podcasts instead of audiobooks, has led to my TBR growing larger than I’ve seen it since 2014. There are … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – RIP XVI

It’s here! My favorite reading time of the year, spooky season, the season when things are supposed to start getting cool and crisp (even if that doesn’t happen until late October in south TX, if then!). Time for all the … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – an everything slump

This week, I picked up a book that I’d had out from the library for a couple weeks: One Great Lie by Deb Caletti. I’d put off opening it, even though I normally love Caletti’s books. Maybe it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Callback: What Alice Forgot

I first read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty in 2019, and my original review is at that link. It’s a full review, spoiler-free, so if you’re looking for that, head back there. In 2019, I read and reread What … Continue reading

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