Category Archives: Book Talk

Top Ten Books I Had to Own in Print

I knew it had been awhile since I last posted for Top Ten Tuesday, but I hadn’t realized it had been since Feb 2019!! I thought it was the pandemic that moved my posts away from these lists, but apparently … Continue reading

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RIP XVII

It is beyond astonishing to me that the Readers Imbibing Peril reading event is in its 17th year!! Things have changed a lot since the early days, but despite that, this is still one of the reading events that I … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Judging Books By Their Covers

They say not to do it, right? But we all do. There are who marketing and design teams dedicated to getting book covers right for a target audience. Slap an old painting and a script font on Wuthering Heights, and … Continue reading

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Books on My Rest-of-2022 TBR Pile

Every year, I make a list of books to read or cull throughout that year, a list of book priorities, so to speak. They consist both of books that will be published during the year that I’m really looking forward … Continue reading

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Kind of like reviews, but not?

I mentioned back on my birthday post that Brandon Sanderson had announced a special kickstarter that involved twelve months of surprises, including eight swag boxes and four books he wrote in secret during the pandemic. In the weeks since that … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Most Anticipated Books

A few days ago, I saw an article on Goodreads about the most anticipated books coming out this spring. I looked it over, and there was literally only two I’d heard of, including one (The Book of Cold Cases) that … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Rerecording Audiobooks

Toward the end of our road-trip last fall, Jason and I began listening to Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. I’d already read the book twice, once in print and once on audio, but it had been awhile and Jason had never … Continue reading

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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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