Monthly Archives: July 2010

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop

This is my second Follow (My Book Blog) Friday, and I discovered so many interesting blogs last week through this, that I’m participating again. It might just be a weekly thing. To join the fun and make now book blogger … Continue reading

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Review: Vampires Don’t Sleep Alone, by Elizabeth Barrial & D.H. Altair

The conceit here is that vampires are not only real, but out and known in the world, and mostly accepted. The authors writing this self-help vampire dating guide are quite good friends, it seems, with several members of homo striga and have an intimate knowledge of what it takes to attract, date, and permanently land your dream vampire. Continue reading

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Book Bloggers and Authors Online Conference

I just signed up for the Book Bloggers and Authors Online Conference, which is a two-day conference, online, that sounds intriguing and helpful to me. I’m signed up, paid, and very curious about how this online conference thing works! I’ve … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Going ‘Round the Writing,Reading, and Publishing Blogosphere

Between link-hopping and actually using my feed reader this month, I’ve come across some blog posts and articles on the art and science of writing that I found both interesting and useful. What kind of blogger would I be if … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Curse, by Christine Feehan

Dark Curse was an easy read, a novel I started and finished in one evening. Not earth-shaking, but solidly entertaining. Continue reading

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Follow (My Book Blog) Friday & my “to read” list

This week I’m trying something new: Follow Friday, hosted by Parajunkee’s View. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules: 1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and … Continue reading

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Review: Kraken, by China Mieville

Kraken opens with an impossible theft: over eight meters of preserved giant squid, Architeuthis dux, has been removed from the Darwin Centre at the natural history museum. Continue reading

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Review: The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

The writing is beautiful to read: descriptive, tight, and moving. The prose describes a setting one can almost reach out and touch without devolving into excessive description that begs the reader to skim through for the point. The characters are believable, multi-faceted, and appealing, so even though their personal goals are often at cross purposes, I had a difficult time actively rooting against anyone. Continue reading

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