James Talks (Mostly) Books

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January
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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
text: January Wrap-up
Okay, I read six books in January, half of them re-reads. Not my best month, but oh well. A quick note on my ratings: *****, great; ****, quite good; ***, decent; **, medi...
Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books - Nick Hornby Shadows Linger - Glen Cook Dark Visions - Conversations With The Masters of the Horror Film - Stanley Wiater Dark Entries - Robert Aickman Indemnity Only - Sara Paretsky The Fifth Profession - David Morrell
January2017
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text: 7 Great Short Fiction Collections
I am a big short fiction reader, and have always been. I love being able to hop in, geta full experience, and move on in a single sitting. Or take a long, hot bath and read an...
Strange Wine - Harlan Ellison The Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King Tales from Nightside - Charles L. Grant Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Neil Gaiman Night Music: Nocturnes Volume Two - John Connolly Owls Hoot in the Daytime & Other Omens: Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman (Volume 5) - Manly Wade Wellman 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill, Christopher Golden
January2017
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text: 7 Horror(ish) Novels That Set My Tail A-Waggin'
Okay, I've established that I like me some horror. I don't really like definitive "Ten Best" lists (writing them anyway; I love reading them), so I'll just talk about seven I ...
The Arabian Nightmare - Robert Irwin Needful Things - Stephen King The Book of Skulls - Robert Silverberg The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller The Off Season - Jack Cady The Tomb (Adversary Cycle, #2) - F. Paul Wilson The Club Dumas - Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, Sonia Soto