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2022 in Books

As things have been since the pandemic began, I’ve been really lackadaisical when it comes to reading all year. Honestly, I’m not sure when this trend will end, but it is what it is. I read 50 books in 2022, … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – So Many Books

Back in mid-September, my reading mojo just completely disappeared. I finished reading one book on 9/10, and didn’t finish another until 10/5. For most of that time, I wasn’t reading at all. Then, the rest of October, I only managed … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – The End of an Era

A little over three years ago, I read The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths. It was the first in her Ruth Galloway series, and even though the first book is not the strongest of the volumes, I was hooked. Over … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – End of another RIP season

Technically, there’s today and another day left to finish up RIP, but it’s unlikely I’ll finish another book by then, so I’m going to wrap this up now. As has become my norm these last few years, I had good … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – An Unacceptable Book

One of the books that I planned to read for RIP this year was a short nonfiction book called Haunted History of Old San Antonio. It was written by a married couple who run ghost tours in town, and it … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Book of the Month

It’s been a few years now since I joined Book of the Month. Honestly, I never thought I’d join the service, because for years I never really saw any books come through it that appealed to me. But then in … Continue reading

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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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