When Your Plans Go Awry

I was last on here caroling my new beginnings in my reading life and with making goals and plans. What should be surprising to absolutely no one, is that my well-meant intentions faced against some harsh realities – time, my propensity to procrastinate, and my unerring tendency to embody “out of sight, out of mind”.

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The Library Haul With Intent

Last night I made a stop at one of my favorite places in the world: the library. Did I need to check out more books? Absolutely not. I already had a bagful out, but I couldn’t help myself, upon returning some books, to beeline toward the shelves and pick up a few more.

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The Reader’s Bane

The dreaded reading slump could be said to be the reader’s bane. That dastardly pit of confusion or lack of reader energy, when your TBR pile seems like a metaphorical tower built to honor your procrastination or lack of motivation, instead of the tower of fun it should.

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When Your Character Walks Down The Aisle

Marriage is a huge change in a person’s life. In reality, and in fiction. When two characters tie the knot, the possibilities of what can come out of that union are endless. When it doesn’t work, or fit into your narrative, a marriage could ruin your series or novel.

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Werewolves, Vampires, and Ghosts, But No Female Friendships

In my last Bookish Ramble I mentioned I would write about the lack of female friendships in urban fantasy.

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Marble Men and Waitresses With a Deathwish

Reading Dead Until Dark again was an experience. I think I was 19 or so when I first read the series – after giving up on the show when the plot got lost under all that vampire sex – and now, at 33, I wanted to re-visit it again.

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TTT – Book Titles That are Complete Sentences

TOP TEN TUESDAY WAS CREATED BY THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH IN JUNE OF 2010 AND WAS MOVED TO THAT ARTSY READER GIRL IN JANUARY OF 2018. IT WAS BORN OF A LOVE OF LISTS, A LOVE OF BOOKS, AND A DESIRE TO BRING BOOKISH FRIENDS TOGETHER.

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TTT – My Ten Most Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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I Don’t Want to Read That Book, So I Probably Won’t

I hate being coerced into doing things I don’t want to do. Well, who does? So, why would I read a book I don’t want to read?

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