Let’s talk about IT

I’m a Stephen King fan. Have been for most of my reading life. A good number of my friends are King fans, too – and we take great pleasure discussing which books are our favorites and which ones maybe missed the mark. Clearly at the top of the consensus list are The Stand, The Shining,…

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BBAW Interview Meme

Kelly and Tom both did this good set of interview questions from BBAW (Book Bloggers Appreciation Week) and I figured I hadn’t done a meme in a while. This one offers a little view into how reading gets done around The Aerie. Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Rarely. I…

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Help! Help! A Giant Squid!

One of the things that a pale, befreckled person looks forward to during a beach vacation is reading. Reading on the shady deck in the morning, reading on the couch at midday and reading under an umbrella while out on the sand. And the book that I was most looking forward to reading was one…

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30 DoB, Day 23: Book You’ve Been Meaning To Read

Hi, my name is Stevil and I have a confession related to the next 30 Days of Books question: Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t It’s not so much about a particular book, but about an author.  One of The Biggies.  One of The Biggies of whose numerous…

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30 DoB Day 18: A Book That Disappointed You

As the weekend draws to a close and we’re all apparently still here, I spent some time giving thought to the next question in the 30 Days of Books list: Day 18 – A book that disappointed you Geez, there’s been lots of books that have been disappointments.  Anything that I rated 2-stars or below on…

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30 DoB, Day 13: Favorite Author

The next question in the 30 Days of Books list is a pretty high stakes one: Day 13 – Your favorite writer I mean, other than “Favorite Book” does it get any bigger than that for a reader?  For me, I think this has to be an author that has consistently produced material that I have…

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Bookblogger Question: Keeping Score

Since I began more actively reviewing books and keeping track of them on Goodreads over the past year or so, I’ve noticed a change in the way I think about books.  Actually, “keeping track” of them is probably the wrong phrase – “keeping score” of them seems more appropriate. You see, anyone that knows me…

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