Tag Archives: Goodreads

How authors would like to be reviewed

So, there was just another brouhaha on Goodreads and its environs. And I swore I would keep my hands to myself and not take part. I lied. It seems to have blown over, at least where I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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So, the whole Goodreads thing …

There has been a lot of ink used – and keyboards pounded – over the recent events on Goodreads. If you, my reader, have been lucky enough to have missed it, here’s a bit of a rundown. The powers that … Continue reading

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LotR Reread – Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past

This is going slowly mainly because it’s taking forever to shape my notes into anything remotely resembling coherence, and I don’t want to get too far ahead in listening to the book. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. … Continue reading

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LotR Reread – A Long-Expected Party

Book I: Chap. 1 – A Long Expected Party I’ve always bridled about LotR being considered a children’s book (even The Hobbit was not written specifically for children, iirc) (* See Here*)– but there is a light tone to this … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings reread – here we go…

The Reread: Prologue It’s been a very long time since I read The Lord of the Rings. Which is significant, since I read it on average once a year from the age of twelve, and had the book pretty much … Continue reading

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The House of Closed Doors – Jane Steen

I hesitate before reading a book by someone I “know” on Goodreads. It’s tricky; if I like it, great – but then a positive review sounds suspicious. If I don’t like it, the diplomatic engineering of that review is a … Continue reading

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2011: the year in review(s)

Happy New Year.  I kind of missed Christmas, there – sorry about that; hope it was universally lovely.  My mother told me a couple of weeks before Christmas that I was going to love what my brother got me.  And … Continue reading

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The Black Company – Glen Cook

I read this as part of a group read on GoodReads.  I finished; I was glad; some questions were answered; I guessed right about a major plot point (which wasn’t exactly a huge feat of mental brilliance) … Plot I … Continue reading

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It’s been an interesting month

I’ve started this blog post several times, and my brain just hasn’t been up to it (or any post, obviously).  And time hasn’t been on my side, either … I wrote “It’s been an interesting week”, and that line sat … Continue reading

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