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About Ravenmount

Independent science nerd/writer/music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently in Colorado.

Cool Science: Deep Sea Stuff

I’m adding a new column to this blog, devoted to nerdy science stuff. I’m obsessed with watching deep sea ROV exploration live-streams this summer, namely the E/V Nautilus livestream and the Okeanos Explorer livestream. I’m of course no expert in … Continue reading

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Writing a Useful Book Review

Ratings tell you roughly how much I liked the book, but not much about why. Thus I am toying with adding categories to my reviews. What review tags do you use (or would you like to try in the future) when reviewing books? How do you manage your ratings system? Continue reading

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The Three Rules of Reading

I am a co-moderator for what is becoming a medium-large sized online reading group, and it amazes me how much I see people apologizing for their reading habits or sounding guilty or ashamed over which books they read, or the … Continue reading

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May 18-19 Reading Log

May 18, 11pm. I have been reading this week, though not posting much about my reading. I did not finish any reading on Sunday, the last day of the May Shadow Lounge Readathon, because I was corralled for a family … Continue reading

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Shadow Lounge Readathon Log May 2017

I am a participant and one of the moderators for the Shadow Lounge Readathon group, and our monthly readathon is this weekend. We started yesterday, at 4pm in my time zone (6pm Eastern Time), and I was at the laundromat … Continue reading

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Reading Log: May 7-13

May 13, noonish I’m in the middle of a Shadow Lounge readathon now, so theoretically I ought to finish a few more books soon. Books I’m currently reading: Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett. 30 Victory, by Susan Cooper.  Page 74 … Continue reading

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New Weekly Spotify Playlist: May 1-7

I spent a while listening to my friend’s radio project The Colorado Playlist online today and decided it has been far too long since I last made one of these. So, here are 21 songs (because one of them is … Continue reading

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April 2017 Books Finished

1. The Hill of Evil Counsel- Oz, Amos  – This is a short story collection, or novel in short stories, with 3 stories that could stand alone but that involve the same cast of characters from different perspectives as a small Jewish … Continue reading

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Reading Journal: April 30 – May 6

May 4, 7:30pm Finished: A Cat on the Bus, by Lydia Adamson The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution, by Donald E. Westlake.   Currently reading: Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis. Page 110 Bleachers, by John Grisham. Page 7 Collected Sonnets, by Edna … Continue reading

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Dewey’s 24hr Readathon Updates April 29

Final Wrap-Up: I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d hoped, but I did finish listening to all of G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Knew Too Much. I picked that book to finish off the readathon hours because I … Continue reading

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