reading


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So as I’m adding books to my new Book Crawler app, I’m also adding yet-to-be-released books that I want to buy/read. Believe it or not, I tend to rely on my friends to keep me in the loop when it comes to other authors’ book releases. I’ve added Jaci Burton’s  […]

Help needed for my To-Be-Bought list


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Yesterday I blogged over on the Samhain blog about having bought a second copy of a book accidentally–again–and wondered if there was a program that I could use that would alert me to whether I already owned the book. One that I could load up onto my iPod and take […]

Yes, there is an App for that!


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I’m blogging over on Samhain Publishing’s blog today — I’m talking about keeping track of the books I’ve read or bought. And my unfortunate propensity for buying duplicate books. Since I posted it, Gizmo Guy has been scouring the web to see if there is indeed an app. Turns out […]

Is there an app for that?



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My reading habits have changed over the years: this year was definitely the year of the contemporary. Since it’s that time of year for reflection, I’ve looked back at some of my favorite books I’ve read. Thanks to suggestions on Twitter (I love being exposed to new-to-me authors through the […]

Favorite Reads of 2010


Over on Facebook, Dana Marie Bell posted a note about the 15 Fictional Characters that have influenced her and tagged me to do it next. I figured it was an interesting topic and thought I’d share my list here too. Here were her instructions: Don’t take too long to think […]

15 Fictional (Influential) Characters


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Something strange has happened. My TBR (To Be Read) pile is down to a half dozen books.  Yes, I know. Shocking, isn’t it?  I’ve just finished reading Jane Porter’s She’s Gone Country, and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, it stuck with me for several days.  (I love Jane’s writing — […]

Read a good Contemporary lately?



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In a conversation with a friend a while back, I commented that as a reader she probably read a lot more than I did as a writer. I USED to read a lot more for pleasure than I do now–now the books I read tend to be viewed as research. […]

What do you read?


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As you’ll see in the post below, I’ve read 104 books this year. (I would have read more, especially e-books but my pockets contain mainly lint these days.) Actually I’ve probably read a few more than those on the list – I often forget to write down books I’ve read […]

Dissecting 2007s booklist