Book Haul 2014 (so far)

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I’ve been watching a lot of Booktuber videos (for those of you who aren’t familiar, this is an entire subculture on YouTube of vloggers dedicated primarily to sharing their thoughts on books and reading) and book hauls are popular. Most do a monthly video sharing the books they bought or…
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A Tale of Used Bookstores

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2014 is a year I will remember fondly as “The Year I Discovered Used Bookstores.” I’m not sure if my husband will remember it quite so fondly but considering all the money it’s saved us, he should. Then again, if you buy something you wouldn’t have bought otherwise just because…
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Book Review: “This is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper

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Note:  My book reviews are generally spoiler-free. If I do include any spoilers, they will be well-marked so you can skip them if you prefer. Jonathan Tropper’s “This is Where I Leave You” begins with the death of a family patriarch. The occasionally-Jewish father’s last wish was for the family…
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NC Literary Festival Panels

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Hand-drawn Mouseguard button at #nccomicon #nclitfest Here’s the second part of my day at NC Literary Festival, which includes the two panels I attended. For part one, general thoughts and author sessions, visit yesterday’s post. The first panel I attended was short-titled Forensics Panel. The official title was “Science Write:…
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NC Literary Festival Overview

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Welcome to the first part of my day at NC Literary Festival. This post will include an overview of my experience, as well as some general thoughts and observations based mainly on author sessions. I also attended two panels (a forensics panels and a First Books panel) and will post…
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Don’t worry…

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Never fear, I haven’t forgotten about this blog or my writing. I definitely haven’t forgotten about editing (been doing plenty of that). And I’m well on my way for this year’s reading challenge of 30 books (though I haven’t added it to the sidebar) It’s possible I have a new…
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On to the next thing(s)

editing
Last week I edited 68 articles in five days as part of Allvoices’ coverage of Advertising Week. There were a couple of other campaigns as well but the majority of that was tied to live coverage of the event taking place in NYC. Coverage of that wraps this week. Another…
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When they’re dull as dirt: Thoughts on casting characters

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I’m part of a book club that loves to cast the movie version of a book once we’ve discussed it. It’s an interesting practice because several of the ladies cast the characters of each book they read as a regular practice. I don’t generally do that, though I sometimes see…
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First Random-Interval State of All the Things Address

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Eight long months ago, I set up this blog and posted with the intention of sharing “words about words” on a regular basis. I had other plans involving words as well. Specifically, those plans centered around the book I’ve been writing for a while now. What’s been happening in the…
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