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30 Day Book Meme: Day 13

Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!) Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 12

A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times. Wow. I think I’ve read a lot of books and series more than five times. How to pick? I think I’ll go with the book I own the … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 11

A book that disappointed you. Rather than an individual book that disappointed me, I’m going to write about a whole damn series that did. That series is the Anita Blake novels by Laurell K. Hamilton. I know plenty of people … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 10

A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving. This one’s easy. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (yes, I am secretly a pretentious Anglophile, and I read the UK edition, with the original title and vocabulary). I … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 9

Best scene ever. Yeesh, that’s pretty granular, and I rather imagine my opinion is far from constant! However, the one that immediately sprang to mind when I ran my eyes over my bookcases is the climax of the Dresden Files … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 8

A book everyone should read at least once. Oh, man. I thought for a moment this would be a hard call, but it really isn’t. The book I think everyone should read at least once is The Gift of Fear. … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 7

Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise. For me, I think it’s probably the artificially-constrained superpowerful character. Like, say, Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. Or Dumbledore in the Harry Potter books. … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 6

Favorite book of your favorite series. Hah, I actually already mentioned that! It’s Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett. The book is a marvelous fantasy, both using and mocking familiar tropes (the heroic orphan who turns out to be of noble … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 4

Your favorite book or series ever. This one sprang to my mind immediately: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Those books have everything — satire, tragedy, comedy, drama, romance, religion, philosophy… it’s not surprising, considering how many books there are in the … Continue reading

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