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January Book Loot

Last month I thought it would be better not to post my monthly book purchases, simply because of laziness.  But then looking back on my monthly book loot posts in 2015, I learned that I bought around 104 books last year (a bit more, because I bought some books to give as gifts, etc).   310 more words


“I want my limits to be drawn by my own sensibilities, not by my melanin count” (Zadie Smith)

This post is my second contribution to #DiverseDecember, which was brought about due to there being no books by BAME authors on the World Book Night list… 1,133 more words


Thoughts on The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I just realized it’s Friday. I really thought it was still Thursday, but everyone was wishing a happy weekend so I had to check my computer date and, of course, it is Friday. 448 more words

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May Book Loot

Unlike April, May was a great book-buying month!  I was able to buy 11 books – 7 brand new ones, and 4 second-hand ones.

Most of these I wrote about in an earlier post, about my ever-growing pile of… 142 more words


Oscars 2015: Nominees and their Books

Last month the 2015 Oscar Nominations were released and it was a big day for Hollywood.  “Birdman” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” tied for the most nominations with nine, while “The Imitation Game” received eight.  225 more words

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The Beauty of Award-Winning, Children's Author, Fiona Ingram

Greetings, Beloved Bloggers!

It was my pleasure to catch up with former-journalist-turned-award-winning-author, Fiona Ingram. The Internet is an amazing phenomenon. If we were digitally wired, I’d be interviewing her in the wonder of Johannesburg right now. 1,528 more words

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Advice to Romance Readers by Stephanie Queen

I’m going to take this chance to spout off  pontificate  preach  delight   whatever  communicate to readers of romance. I love to talk, but since I’m a writer, I’ll write you all a letter. 915 more words