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Stocking the Blue-Stockings

Now that the book salon* is closing in on its fortieth meeting, I’m trying to come up with some new topics for the coming year. As we have exhausted many of the more obvious themes, it is hard to find books that may fit any given topic, which is where you come in, dear readers. 687 more words

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Events Buzz: September Round-Up and Updates

Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up!

Saturday, September 21, 2-5PM

Fantasy authors Jennifer Allis Provost and C.S.E. Cooney will talk about building fantastical worlds, as well as read and sign from their books. 271 more words

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The (Half) Year in Books

Between my annual Oscar blitz and my surveys of screwballs and Spielbergs, the first half of this year has definitely been more about the visual than the literal. 1,184 more words

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The TBR Challenge

As I mentioned in my last post, I will not be undertaking my usual book-a-month challenge this year as these commitments have recently seemed to be more of a chore than a challenge. 651 more words

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Sly Wit 2013

Happy New Year!

As always, I welcome the New Year with open arms and lots of plans and projects—although perhaps fewer than last year, when I proposed much and completed little. 561 more words

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Readers' Choice Challenge #6: The Plural of Apocalypse

Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of apocalypse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “A New Man”

Or, rather, it turns out that after reading both Justin Cronin’s…

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Readers' Choice Challenge #5: Better Late Than Never

Yes, it’s true, I finally read another one of my challenge books.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro was not one of the top vote-getters in my original poll, but I added it to the list because one of the Salonistas read it for our Disturbing Dystopias book salon and it sounded interesting. 235 more words

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