Tag Archives: Books

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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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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Introducing ‘Jamie’s Reviews’ book review form posts

Starting soon, I’m putting up form-style reviews of all the books I’ve read. I’ll post the full form-reviews (book-review worksheets) on tumblr, which provides a nice, searchable interface and a format that makes more sense for posting lots of non-prose … 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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The Vegetarian, by Han Kang

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. (I actually received my copy of this book a while ago, but it got mangled in the mail. I put it under a … 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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