James Talks (Mostly) Books

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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
09
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
10
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
12
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
09
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
01
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
23
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
20
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
23
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...