Category Archives: Book Talk

Sunday Coffee – Nine Years

It’s blogoversary time! While this latest version of The Zen Leaf has only been in place since August 2014, my book blogging goes back to February 15, 2008. I was suffering dreadful jet lag after returning from my visit to … Continue reading

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Top Ten Creature Characters

I’ll admit, I’m not usually a fan of talking animals and the like in books. However, some authors really think outside the norm and have made me fall in love with all sorts of creatures over the years. Here are … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Looking for a Book

Two weeks ago, a vague book plotline popped into my head. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to puzzle out what book it’s from. Unfortunately, the plotline in question is background to the book, taking place before the book began … Continue reading

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The Stories That Have Stayed With Me

Back when I was writing about Words of Radiance two Sundays ago, I got to thinking about how some books really resonate and stick. Some books just seem to come at exactly the right time, and influence your life so … Continue reading

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2017 Book Priorities

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday asks about the books we meant to get to in 2016 but didn’t. Happily, I actually managed to get through my entire 2016 book priorities list, either reading, culling, or forwarding to 2017 (in the case … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Best of the Best

If you use GoodReads regularly, I’m sure you saw the whole “2016 in books” feature that popped up at the end of the year. I never take advantage of their stats because I have so many rereads, and those rereads … Continue reading

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2016 in Books

It’s that time of year again! The book geek in me rejoices, for it’s time for stats, lists, and the End of Year Survey from the Perpetual Page Turner. This year I’m going to start with my stats because I … Continue reading

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