Reading

Because I love to read. And so do you.

A Glance at: The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich

11.02.2011
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The best thing about this book (and this book has a lot going for it) are the characters. You’ve got a psychic quiltmaker. And her ex-husband, who is now the owner of the art supply shop in town. And a woman. An adorable beta artist as love interest. Sisters who are all so individual. A mom who disappeared 17 years ago and suddenly comes home. There is a big cast. And they all contribute. And they’re all real, complex, fully-formed. And yet, they don’t overpower the story.

And, at it’s core, it feels good. There are messages about accepting oneself and forgiveness that are very personal and moving (mostly because you come to care so much for these people. Um, characters.).

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The Hunger Games: I Read It.

10.06.2011
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Two days later,

Me: That first book is incredible. I can’t put it down.

My Boss: When you get to the end you’re going to be really annoyed.

Me, in my head, because he’s my boss: Then why did you tell me to read it?

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Do We Have Too Many Choices?

06.30.2011
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I grew up, and still live, in a small town.  Not small town like less than 5000.  Small town like… 265 people live in my town.  Not that it’s much of a town.  I have to drive 5-10 miles to the nearest 7-11.  Another 40 to Wal-Mart or McDonald’s. It’s 55 miles to the nearest […]

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You Can LOAN Kindle Books?

03.17.2011

Yes, apparently, you can LOAN your Kindle ebooks.  At least, some of them.  I find this awesome because it allows you to say, “Hey, I think you’re going to love this author.  Give this book a try!” My nephew and I are finding that our reading preferences cross in strange places.  So, we’re a little […]

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Kindle–Way More Than eBooks

03.08.2011

I use my Kindle everyday.  This is no secret.  I’ve facebooked, tweeted, and posted my love for the Kindle. I consider myself tech-ish savvy.  I’m not a geek (a badge I’d wear with honor, mind you), but I know a few who point me in the right directions.  And, so, because I’m awesome, I’m going […]

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Reading, Breathing, Sleeping. The Necessities.

02.21.2011
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Yes, I write romance, and I’d never (until this past December) read a Jane Austen book. Any. At all. Yes, I was ashamed of this deficit. When I was growing up, I didn’t get new books. I had trips to the library, occasionally, which I reserved for horror and mystery. I don’t know why. Well, […]

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Kindle Bringing Reading Back

01.19.2011

At least, it has for me. So convenient. Such a dream come true–any book I want to read is at my fingertips and delivered in less than a minute. I’ve probably read more books in the last month than I have in the year before that. And that’s a really satisfying thing. Anyway, you should […]

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True Blood

02.22.2010
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So, I’m netflixing TV shows.  It’s research, honest.  I watch some good TV series, I get this mojo for good writing, it makes me want to write, etc. Anyway, I just watched the first disc of True Blood which I knew very little about, except that most people raved about how awesome it is.  And, […]

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Vamps for a Buck

02.15.2010

I found Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister at the Dollar Store for $1.25! Squee! One’s To Be Read (TBR) pile can never be too large.  Especially when it’s a favorite author. Update 03/14/2011–I think I bought this book for my Kindle because I never get in my TBR drawer anymore.  Those books […]

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Romance Novels – No More Rapage, Yay!

02.12.2010
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On changes in the romance genre: The relationships had also modernized: by the 1990s, it was rare to see a book which featured a man raping his future wife. via Romance novel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yeah, thank goodness those crazy men finally came to their senses.  In the NINETIES.  What the? I get […]

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