Category Archives: Book Talk

Readathon: April 2017

It’s time! Readathon for April 2017 has begun. Just like last April, I’m taking a mini-vacation for this ‘thon. I’ve dragged my pile of books to a local hotel and will spend the day luxuriating. There will be walks and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Instant Turn-offs

To counter last week’s bookish turn-ons! Once again, I talked about some of these last year in a Sunday Coffee post. Plus, anyone who’s been following me for awhile will know these already. But here goes – things that will … Continue reading

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Top Ten Instant Turn-ons

In books, you dorks. Heh. I once talked about these in a Sunday Coffee post, so let me start with those bookish turn-ons. I’m immediately drawn to books if they: are set on a cruise involve shared dreams involve reincarnation … Continue reading

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Top Ten Unique Books

Today’s topic is a really fun one – most unique books I’ve read. I’ve read some very unique (both good and bad) over the years, and here are the most bizarre of them: 1. Troll: A Love Story by Johanna … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Slumpity Slump

April is one of my three “bad” months each year. In the past, this has generally been associated with weather, because in San Antonio, April is the month of soaring temps, high humidity, and very little hope for further cold … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Knowing When to Quit

One of my goals this year was to make some good headway into the Wheel of Time series, with the ultimate aim being to get to those books that Brandon Sanderson wrote. There are fourteen books in the series. Sanderson … Continue reading

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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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