New Fave Author: John Scalzi

Everyone once in a while, I will put an inquiry out on Facebook for new reads. (Because I don’t have enough in my actual to-read pile (only 18) or on my Goodreads to-read shelf (a mere 345)).

Among the many recommendations I got a few months ago was John Scalzi’s Redshirts.

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Have You Heard About PageHabit?

I receive newsletters from several of my favorite modern authors. I got one today from one such fave author and in it, he gave his newsletter subscribers a heads’ up that he is doing a limited run of an annotated edition of one of his new books via PageHabit.

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Books Along The Way

This month Goodreads celebrates its 10th anniversary. (And I am happy to say that for once I was ahead of the trend as I joined Goodreads in January 2008.)

In talking about the evolution of Goodreads, Elizabeth, on of the Goodreads co-founders, asked what books have been part of your personal voyage? This got me thinking about books that I have carried with me throughout my life.

And so, here are 5 books, in no particular order, that I’ve loved along the way and continue to love to this day. Continue reading

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Sundays are book days. Okay, well I admit, every day is book day for me. But Sunday afternoons are typically when I’ll go wander through a local bookstore.

This past Sunday found me at a Starbucks that is conveniently attached to a Barnes & Noble (neat how that worked out, isn’t it?). I did, I’ll have you know, get a yummy treat at Starbucks, and then of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to browse through the books. I mean, what’s a booknerd to do when the entrance to BN was right there? Continue reading