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Book Recommendation: The Language of Flowers

Some books feature a plot so engrossing that I can’t put them down, gobbling up pages and chapters long after I should have gone to sleep or to work, but I can’t stop reading because I need to know what … Continue reading

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Clothing Makes the Superhero

To follow up on my graphic novel post last week, here’s another take on how female superheroes are pictured in comics.  Since in this case a picture really is worth a 1000 words, I’ll just let you take a look.  Be … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I couldn’t read all the books on my to-read list if I lived to be 150 years old.  The very last thing I needed was another type of book to … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle of the Book Battle

Here’s an example of understatement:  The book industry is in turmoil right now. Spend just a few minutes on the internet and you’ll find a wide variety of people gnashing their teeth and climbing up on their soapbox to proclaim … Continue reading

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Ready Player One

Sometimes when books receive great reviews, I’m actually more hesitant to read them.  Partly that’s because my taste doesn’t always run to popular tastes, but more than that it’s because I’m always worried that my expectations for the book will … Continue reading

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Books I Liked in 2011–Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’m a newcomer to reading Science Fiction and Fantasy.  For reasons I can’t explain, I spent most of my life thinking I didn’t like SF/F.  Then, some years ago, I had an epiphany.  I did like SF/F, or at least … Continue reading

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Books I Loved in 2011–Mysteries

Last week I wrote about how all of the “Best Books of 2011” lists depressed me because they reminded me that I can never read all the books I want to read.  Of course, that’s not going to stop me … Continue reading

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