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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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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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2020 in Books

It was a weird, weird, WEIRD year for books and reading. Just like with everything else. I had months where I read just about nothing, and months where I couldn’t find enough books to suit me. Most of my books … 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 – A Bizarre Experience

Y’all probably remember me saying on multiple occasions that when I read a book too fast, I feel really sick afterwards. I don’t suppose I’ve ever really elaborated on what “sick” means, because it’s not just a blah feeling. I … Continue reading

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Abandoned Books of 2018

I cull tons of books from my potential read list every year, and don’t consider those “abandoned.” Only books that I put down after some serious investment fall into my abandoned list, and those books deserve some blog-time. Often, what … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books I Struggled With And…

Today’s topic at Top Ten Tuesday is about books we struggled with, in whichever interpretation of that you’d like. I decided to split my list into two categories: the books I struggled with and ultimately abandoned, and the books I … Continue reading

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Abandoned Books of 2015

Back when I first started blogging, I tracked my abandoned books. That year (2008), I abandoned three, and I remember each of them because I mini-reviewed them. As my reading pace skyrocketed, I mostly stopped reviewing abandoned books. Periodically, I’d … Continue reading

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Top Ten Series Quit

Today’s is an interesting topic, based on anything bookish you’ve “quit” (interpret how you like). I decided to focus on series today. This isn’t about series that I read one book for and never continued, but series I read a … Continue reading

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