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Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider

I don’t usually review graphic novels or collections of comics, but this one is a favourite that’ll be added to my small, permanent collection. The Shape of Ideas is the graphic version of all the best creativity books out there. … Continue reading

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Book review – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

There are a lot of things that I could talk about in a review of Strange the Dreamer: the beautiful writing, the interesting characters, the fascinating premise, the consequences of the different powers the gods had, or the library (seriously! … Continue reading

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Get a hold of your shelf update

Oh, hey. I had a fully successful month, with regards to the #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, which was kind of nice. May’s challenge was to read the shortest book, so I read several. I pulled three short books and added a short … Continue reading

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Reading update, May 2017

I started May with almost 70 hours of audiobooks from the library. That’s a daunting number, even for an audiobook enthusiast who listens at about 1.5 speed. Thankfully, I returned one of the longer ones almost immediately because the production … Continue reading

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Get a Hold of My Shelf update

I bought about a million times more new books in April than I read (slight exaggeration). Emma, who started #getaholdofmyshelf, is trying to keep her books balanced (only acquiring as many as she reads). If I was doing the same … Continue reading

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Reading update, April 2017

April was a slow start for me, in terms of reading. Most books were finished in a mad rush in the last half of the month. And, most books were also audiobooks. It was just one of those months: I … Continue reading

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Novel Editions – book box subscription

This is not sponsored. I just like Novel Editions. Book boxes are bookish mail, which is awesome, but they’re also a great way to discover books, genres, and authors you might otherwise disregard. Many book boxes also include a few … Continue reading

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Book review – Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy’s writing is delightful. It’s full of imagination and quiet beauty. You’ll find yourself letting out little guffaws now and then, as unexpected bits of humour and sarcasm sneak into the story (particularly when certain characters, like Septimus, are … Continue reading

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From YouTube: Not A “Proper” Reader?

In her video Not a “Proper” Reader?, Ariel Bissett talks about being a “proper” reader. Her comments are specific to public readers (book bloggers, booktubers, reviewers, etc.) and the expectations relating to how much they should read, but they’re valid to everyone. … Continue reading

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