Category Archives: Bookish Thoughts

Harry Potter and the Too Many Books With the Same Cover Incident

I suspect there a point in every reader’s life where they wonder just how they ended up with so many copies of various Harry Potter titles. If you don’t have this problem, I envy you because after unpacking at my … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I was done with the Harry Hole series…

Phantom by Jo Nesbø (US release = Knopf Doubleday: October 2) has to go and feature Oleg, Harry’s not-son and one of the few people he genuinely cares about. Oleg also has the happy distinction of the few characters I … Continue reading

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Clandestine Classics

I read about this on Bookshelves of Doom and couldn’t resist blogging about it: Total E-Bound has a new series coming out on July 30 called Clandestine Classics in which some spice is being added to various classical works of literature. According … Continue reading

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Fun with Search Engine Terms

There is nothing more fascinating to me than the searches that bring people here to my blog. So I figured I’d share and try to answer the ones that are questions. Just because. Alphonse Frankenstein I am Your Father – … Continue reading

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RIP, Maurice Sendak

     Sendak’s recent interviews with Stephen Colbert were fantastic, and it’s horribly depressing to have lost someone so essential to children’s literature during Children’s Book Week, but he definitely won’t be forgotten. I will always be thankful to him not just for Where The Wild Things … Continue reading

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Cover Judgement and Other Bad Behaviors

It’s sort of embarrassing to admit in some ways, but I definitely judge books by their covers. That’s not to say I won’t read one if the cover’s so-so or even mediocre provided I’ve had to recommended to me from … Continue reading

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I Adore Update #1:

It occurs to me that it has been quite some time since I updated any of my I Adore lists. These are lists for my favorite Authors, Female Characters, Fictional Places, and Male Characters. In terms of Female Characters, I am adding: … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Reads for Every Frame of Mind

Valentine’s Day isn’t really that exciting a day for me, but it is one where I get to thinking about fictional couples because the nice part of a fictional couple is they never make you feel like a third wheel … Continue reading

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Books

February is all about the love, but I’m not feeling it. At all. Not when it comes to reading. I keep getting anywhere between 70 to 130 pages into a book and then failing to care completely about finishing or not. Most of … Continue reading

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Real People Suck, Fictional People Are… Tolerable?

Earlier today I felt like getting up on a little virtual soapbox. From that lofty vantage point, I was going to complain about how far too many of the books I pick up end up being absolutely ridiculously lame because they are chock … Continue reading

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