Category Archives: Reading

Toss clothes to the floor

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This month, I’ll forgo the optional question and instead ask a question of my own. It has been bugging me for … Continue reading

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Happy 65 with books

I turn 65 today, on Feb 20, 2021. To celebrate my birthday, I made myself a birthday card. The reading woman doesn’t look exactly like me, but that’s how you could more often than not find me – with a … Continue reading

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I must like the protagonist

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JANUARY QUESTION: Being a writer, when you’re reading someone else’s work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of … Continue reading

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Library closed – alas

I’m in mourning. Due to this horrible virus, the Vancouver Public Library closed all its branches for unspecified time. I know I should be concerned about sick people around the world, the ones at risk, the ones dying, about my … Continue reading

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Question of the Month – August 2016

This month, I missed the question – the blog hop’s host Michael D’Agostino @ A Life Examined didn’t send it to me – so I’m late in answering it, but I want to anyway. Because the question is a fun … Continue reading

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Question of the Month – July 2016

It is the first Monday of July, time again for the Question of the Month blog hop, hosted by Michael D’Agostino @ A Life Examined. This month, Michael asked us all a question: What was the first book (or book … Continue reading

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Lamentations of an upset writer

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently, I read a short story collection Word Puppets by Mary Robinette Kowal. The writing quality of this collection was high, … Continue reading

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Interview about humor

Audra Middleton interviewed me on her website. We talked about humor in fiction, and specifically in my collection of short urban fantasy stories Squirrel of Magic.  

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My bookish Valentine

Statistics says it all. Since I started reviewing books on GR 2 years ago, I accumulated 263 reviews. As I review most books I read (and finish), in the last 2 years, I’ve read roughly 130 books per year, one … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut about fiction

I recently read a collection of short stories Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut. Although the book was released in 1999, it contains the author’s early short stories, published in magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. It was not an easy … Continue reading

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