James Talks (Mostly) Books

What it says on the tin, really.
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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...
December2017
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text: 2017 Goal Wrap-up
As you've probably guessed, this year sucked for me. That was true for my reading (and book buying) as much as my life as a whole. So I didn't clear a lot of my reading goals....
December2017
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text: A Few Thoughts on Star Wars
I am going to avoid spoilers, in case people have not seen these films. If you haven't seen the latest installments in the Star Wars franchise, I endorse them. Take that for w...
text: A Few Thoughts on Star Wars
I am going to avoid spoilers, in case people have not seen these films. If you haven't seen the latest installments in the Star Wars franchise, I endorse them. Take that for w...
December2017
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text: This is What Happened...
As you may have noticed, I have been inactive on BL for most of the year. This is why. I have struggled with social anxiety and depression all of my life; my first diagnosis c...
April2017
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text: Things That... Just No
Self explanatory, man. 1. Zombie Romance Impractical, if nothing else. Also, ick. 2. Sparkling Vampires If your boyfriend sparkles, he's a dancer, not a vampi...
April2017
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text: Random Thoughts
The title says it, really: Just a few random semi-bookish thoughts for y'all. 1. Shared universes are a thing right now, so how about a late-30's one. The Rocketeer, The Sh...
April2017
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text: Why PopLit Isn't All Bad, or, James Patterson Serves a Purpose
So, for the last week I've been at the mercy of someone else's library. We've all been there: You're on vacation, staying with friends and you forgot your eReader, you didn't ...
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown 1st to Die - James Patterson The Twilight Collection - Stephenie Meyer Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James
February2017
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text: 7 Great Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Series
At this point, it is no surprise to anyone that I am a fantasy fan, specifically urban fantasy. I like magic, monsters, adventures, etc. I also like revisiting characters and ...
Storm Front - Jim Butcher Something from the Nightside - Simon R. Green The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1) - John Connolly The Rook - Daniel O'Malley Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) - Patrick Rothfuss On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony
February2017
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text: Currently Reading and February TBR(?)
I am currently reading three books, and hope to read at least seven this month. I'venot been reading much, though, and generally suck at sticking to TBR's (I tend to see a sh...
Swag - Elmore Leonard The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor The Wolf's Hour - Robert R. McCammon The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead - Max Brooks World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks The Song of Roland - Anonymous, Dorothy L. Sayers