Category Archives: Ravenblog

Books, Cats and Yarn

Hi faithful readers! Not having internet at home has been awful, keeping me from watching deep-sea footage, monitoring volcanic eruptions, and updating my blog and social media sites. But, the weather is getting nicer again, and at least my blog … Continue reading

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The First 250 Books

I am working on making my own ‘1001 Books’ list, reading all the books on the various editions of Boxall’s 1001 Books lists, and on the Guardian’s 1001 Books list, and reading lots of additional books, and putting the ‘deserving’ … Continue reading

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My Bookbag: 3 Good Nonfiction Audiobooks

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, by Sam Harris – This is a sort of memoir and exploration of spirituality as a concept divorced from religion. The audiobook is read by the author, and is easy to listen … Continue reading

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Graham Greene- novels and short stories

Several of Greene’s books are on the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die lists, though I started reading his books before I started focusing on those lists. The first book I read by this author was The End … Continue reading

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Review: Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, by Andy Ricker I don’t normally read cookbooks, but I love experimenting with non-Western ingredients and … Continue reading

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My 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

A book recommended by a librarian – The Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long – The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger A book of letters – Silence, by … 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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Reading Journal April 25-28

April 28, 2pm I finished 2 books since my last update- Hawke, by Ted Bell, and Assassin’s Apprentice, by Robin Hobb. Both are the first book in their respective series. I don’t know if I have the second book in … Continue reading

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Plans for 2016: Spotify Playlists

My favorite regular posts on this blog have always been the weekly 20-song playlists that I keep trying to resume. I like making them, and I tend to listen to them myself when I want a hand-picked ‘radio’ background while … Continue reading

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Ravenblog: Fierce Bad Rabbit, Virus Shawls and Louis L’Amour

I’ve been listening to far too many audiobooks lately. They are nice because they leave my hands free to crochet, but they are also annoyingly slow compared to just reading the books myself. It took over 10 hours to listen … Continue reading

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