James Talks (Mostly) Books

What it says on the tin, really.
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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
15
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
14
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
17
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
01
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
23
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 Pérez-Reverte, Sonia Soto
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January2017
19
text: 7 To-Reads That Make Me Very, Very Nervous
Like a lot of people, I have a few books that, for various reasons, I haven't gotten to yet. These are ones that just flat scare me. 1. Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake ...
Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake Don Quixote - Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra The Fireman: A Novel - Joe Hill 11/22/63 - Stephen King Peace - Gene Wolfe The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights Volume 1 - Malcolm C. Lyons, Ursula Lyons The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated, Hell, Volume 05 - Dante Alighieri, Gustave Doré, Henry Francis Cary
January2017
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text: Pet Peeves
This is self-explanatory, really, but these are a few things that make me want to throw a book at a wall. 1. Breaking Character This is one of the bigger ones, and it's not ...
January2017
13
text: What I Read, and Why
If you've read any of my other posts, you've probably figured out a bit about my reading habits already. Still, I want to talk about it in a little more detail. 1. Horror ...
January2017
12
text: 7 Favorites of 2016
Yeah, it's a little late, but these are my favorites of the books I read last year. I'm only listing one per author/series, and I am not including short stories, but one nove...
Bone - Jeff Smith The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch The Lions of al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay The Iron Jackal (Tales of the Ketty Jay Book 3) - Chris Wooding The Fear Institute - Jonathan L. Howard The Fisherman - John Langan
January2017
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