The Fear In Fiction

There are certain types of fiction that I automatically avoid – not out of a sense of morality or even preference, but because I know myself enough to know what will affect me. What will affect me in such a way as to leave me lying awake at night hiding my face under the covers and startling at my laundry basket, that with my glasses off, looks like a hunched-over figure in the dark.

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WWW Wednesday – March 9, 2022

This is my first post joining the WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. WWW Wednesday is simple: just answer these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?
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Friday Face-Off – Made for Each Other

This is my first time participating in the Friday Face-Off book tag started by Books By Proxy, with the most recent upcoming Friday Face-Off list at Lynn’s Books. This week’s theme is “Made for Each Other”, with the caveat to interpret that however you please. I chose to look at different covers of one of my favorite books, Crocodile on the Sandbank.

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Deal With the Devil and The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha

What first caught my eye about this new series, other than the awesome cover, were the words “Mercenary Librarians”. As I read the concept behind the phrase I was intrigued by the idea of a dystopian world where, in that particular neighborhood, some of the only people willing to help the population were librarians – essentially -collecting, digitizing, and disbursing knowledge, literature, tools, and even food.

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Writers and Lovers by Lily King

I saw Writers and Lovers on Goodreads first, but it was Anne Bogel, host of the fantastic (and TBR list filling) podcast What Should I Read Next, that convinced me to actually sit down and read this book. Why did it take so long from the time I put it on my Goodreads TBR list to when I actually picked it up? It came out almost two years ago, and I had my eye on it from the beginning. But it was the way Anne talked about the story that made me finally sit down and read it.

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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon

When you get to the 9th book of a series you have already spent hours with the characters, the story, and in some way the author. You feel like you’re coming home, even if “home” is a strange, half-familiar echo of the past with some murder and time-travelling and brave Scots fighting for their new home thrown in.

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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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