Category Archives: reading preferences

Three Stories For Your Consideration

I wrote a longer post earlier in the week to post for today, but I got to thinking: It’s Halloween tomorrow, so I decided that I would take a moment and ask for comments  on no less than three supernatural … Continue reading

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My Un-scholarly Book Pile

Our Tuesday fox posed this question: “Is there a book that you have always wanted to read but never have? What has stopped you from reading it?” There are countless titles that I could list to answer the first question. … Continue reading

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Bring ’em On!

What do I read? What genre or genres? The real question is, what don’t I read? I was one of those kids who read the cereal boxes at breakfast. I read through the family’s World Book Encyclopedia by 4th grade. I … Continue reading

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Books on my Virtual Nightstand

  This week’s topic: What genres do you read? Why? I normally read at least one book a week. Usually, I’m reading in the evening, as it’s my way to relax at the end of the day. But I also … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Yippee-Ki-Yay

Finally READING the Classic Westerns By Jeff Salter Though I have been a huge fan of Westerns – on TV and at the movies – for my entire life, I somehow never got around to READING hardly any of them… … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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No Thanks, My TBR List is Long Enough

This week, we’re asked to name the types of books we dislike. I generally stay away from anything that involves explicit gore. So that includes horror, a lot books set in war zones, and the gritty mystery/suspense books. I’m not … Continue reading

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Misuse of Terminology

After busy months of becoming a freshman in high school in a new town, my grandson finally got back into his reading groove and back to having me reading a series with him. After the mostly tame and always ‘bad-guys-become-good’ … Continue reading

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From Captain Kangaroo to Stephen King

The question of the week is: Which celebrity do you wish would hold up one of your published books on a national stage (or TV) and say, “Hey, everybody should read this!”? I am not someone who is in awe … Continue reading

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