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December Roundup

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As we enter this cold, cold month of December, I feel like it might be a good time to do another roundup. It also occurs to me that calling it a December Roundup implies that I’m rounding up everything that happened in December, which is not, um, something I am capable of at this time. … Read more

October Roundup

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The Writing Corner and Reading Corner have been, in some form, part of my newsletter for ages, but I’d like to bring them to a wider audience. I mean, why hide the books and writing news that I want to share?

April Book Roundup

Award reading is over for me now that the Nebula votes are in. That left me drifting in the TBR piles a little, but don’t worry, I found some books to cling to. I’ll be fine. Reading this week has included Locklands, Purgatory Ridge, and let’s talk a little about Defekt.

2018: A Novel Reader’s Year in Review

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As this year draws to a close and I finish reading my 75th book and somethingdy somethingth short story, it seems like an appropriate time to drop a whole pile of reading recommendations. In this post I’ll cover books. Short stories will come soon. #SFWApro

If you’re interested in seeing what I’ve been up to this year, check out the 2018 Publishing Year in Review.

I can honestly say that my to-be-read pile increased faster than my already-read pile this year.

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A Few of One Hundred: 2017

As this stray 2017 gets flushed away by vodka tonics and nachos, I find myself reflecting back upon the year and all its greatness. Sure, it wasn’t always wonderful, but there were some aspects of this year that I was pretty damn happy about. I mean, I read a lot of books. A LOT. In … Read more

Book Review: Don’t Live for Your Obituary by John Scalzi

John Scalzi’s Don’t Live for Your Obituary is a collection of essays–blog entries really–formed into the loose structure of a book. If you’re familiar with his Whatever blog, you’ll probably recognize a lot of material. I’m not going to go into a lot of details on individual pieces. Scalzi is a great writer, and he, um, … Read more