Category Archives: Book Talk

A Discussion of JK Rowling

I have been quiet on the subject of Rowling and her transphobic thoughts up until now. Mostly this is because I am personally quite ignorant on transgender issues, which feel particularly foreign to me as an agender person. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – R.I.P. XV

This year’s Readers Imbibing Peril reading event (RIP XV) is going to be very informal – just a hashtag used on various media platforms, no official challenge website. I can understand this, as running a reading event can be stressful … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – All of the Books, None of the Reading

Since I’ve gotten back home in late July, I haven’t really been in a reading mood. Again. I couldn’t really say why. I just know that I have so many books hanging around my room (and on my devices) right … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – A Frustrating Book Discovery

Last week, I started reading a book that I’d gotten digitally from my library. I’d wanted to read it for quite some time, but it took ages to get a copy. The book was called I’d Give Anything, by Marisa … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Processing Stored Trauma

Last week, I posted this on Instagram and Facebook. It’s long, so I’ve just included a screenshot. I know that might be difficult to read, but I’ve linked out to the public post on Instagram if you wanted to see … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Life Without the Library

Every Saturday, I log into my feed-reader to find hundreds of new entries. My library system uses Wowbrary, an RSS feed for newly-ordered books, which updates weekly. I don’t subscribe to the whole of the SAPL system’s new books – … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Release Dates

Last fall, when I sped my way through the first 11 books of the Ruth Galloway mysteries, I was just dying to get to the next release, The Lantern Men. Goodreads said that the book would release in February. The … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – More Abandoned

So…I’ve now abandoned two books this month. I cull many, many books after the first few pages or even the first few chapters, but I don’t consider a book abandoned unless I make a great effort to get into it … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Just After I Thought I Found a Good Book…

Earlier this week, I saw a preview for a new TV show coming out: Defending Jacob. It featured Michelle Dockery (Mary from Downton Abbey) as the mother, and the story looked interesting. A fourteen-year-old boy is accused of killing a … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Howl’s Moving Castle

I love Howl’s Moving Castle. I read the book for the first time in 2012, after years of trying and not getting beyond a few pages. (Thank you, audiobook and Jenny Sterlin, for bringing me this story, and thank you … Continue reading

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