James Talks (Mostly) Books

What it says on the tin, really.
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November2019
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text: Seven Books I'm Thankful For
The holidays are here, and now it's time to say our thanks. I'm thankful for each of these books for different reasons. They aren't all favorites per se, but have all made a p...
Danse Macabre - Stephen King Early Autumn - Robert B. Parker Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley Guilty Pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin The Great Movies - Roger Ebert, Mary Corliss A Song for Arbonne - Guy Gavriel Kay
August2019
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text: Book(ish): X-Men Cast for MCU
This is my third time trying to write this post. I accidentally closed out halfway through the first try, and BL went weird during the second. Also, sorry for my long absence....
June2019
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text: Whoa on the Whoas
Outcry and outrage are inevitable consequences of free speech. So it is, so it has been, so it shall be. People will take offense, and that's okay. You don't have to hear it, ...
April2019
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text: Am I Mainstream?
This one isn't a list as such; it's more just a soul-searching examination of my various tastes. In other words, a bunch of self-indulgent twaddle. Too bad it's my list and yo...
April2019
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text: Late to the Game
Everybody has certain subgenres or trends they catch early. You know, the whole hipster "I liked it before it was cool" BS. I have a few myself, but I'm not gonna bore you wit...
April2019
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text: 7 Favorite Super-Villains
It is said that a hero is only as good as their villain(s), and this goes double for those in capes. I was a True Believer growing up, but the Distinguished Competition always...
March2019
27
text: Seven Books I Need to F^(*!ng Finish Already
I am not ADHD or anything, but I sometimes see a shiny before I finish a book, even ones I like, and don't get back to it. Happens to most readers, I think. So here are a few,...
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke The Eight - Katherine Neville The Alchemaster's Apprentice (Zamonia, #5) - Walter Moers, John Brownjohn Brittle Innings - Michael Bishop The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
March2019
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text: Top 5 SFF Creatures
First, let me apologize for my extended absence. I have no excuses. This is my list for #BooktubeSFFBabbles for 3/4-3/17, favorite creatures from SF and Fantasy. Because of ...
text: Top 5 SFF Creatures
First, let me apologize for my extended absence. I have no excuses. This is my list for #BooktubeSFFBabbles for 3/4-3/17, favorite creatures from SF and Fantasy. Because of ...
April2018
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text: Lists!
In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a geek. Like many geeks, I love lists; reading them, making them, debating them or flat disagreeing with them, I love it all. As such...
Horror: The 100 Best Books - Stephen Jones, Kim Newman The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time - Martin Popoff The Great Movies - Roger Ebert, Mary Corliss Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads - David Morrell, Hank Wagner Fantasy: The 100 Best Books - James Cawthorn, Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorne Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels: an English-language selection, 1949-1984 - David Pringle
February2018
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text: Top 5 Urban Fantasy Series
I have been a fan of UF since I read the first Anita Blake novel, Guilty Pleasures, back when god was a baby and dirt was new. The balance of mystery, fantasy and horror was a...
text: Goal Progress
I set several goals for this year; this is my progress thus far. Total books: 10/75 Am on track, but want to pick up speed. Public domain titles: 1/12 Collections/anth...
January2018
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January2018
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text: Six Favorites of 2017
These are the six best books I read (for the first time) last year. Soldier of the Mist - Gene Wolfe Combine the Greek pantheon with an amnesiac soldier trying to disc...
Soldier of the Mist - Gene Wolfe The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Liu, Ken (March 8, 2016) Hardcover - Ken Liu 700 Sundays - Billy Crystal The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies - John  Langan Whip Hand - Dick Francis
January2018
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text: Goals/Challenges 2018
Here are my preliminary reading goals for 2018, including a few challenges I'm undertaking. Challenges: 75 Books Total 20 TBR Books For this, books that are easily ava...