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American Road by Pete Davies
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman
Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt
Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
Doctor Who: The Nameless City by Michael Scott
Everything's Amazing [sort of] by Liz Pichon
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
The Locksmith issue 2 by Terrance Grace
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose by Irene Adler
The Numberlys by William Joyce
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop
Romance of the Road by Ronald Primeau
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 2: Feasts of Fury by Eric Colossal
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Thai Die by Monica Ferris
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Miscellaneous
How I spend my time
I don't only post reviews
On leveled reading — or leveled reading didn't make me a life long reader
On reading ebooks and digital fatigue
Twenty-nine years of being a reader
What are my thoughts on audiobooks?

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



I don't only post reviews: 06/25/16

Typewriter photograph by Leonie, 2008 used under cc

For ten years now I have kept my promise of a book review each and every day. That's 365 or 366 posts every year. But sometimes there's more to talk about than just telling you about what I've read.

Sometimes I need to keep you updated on changes to the site. It could be improvements, new features, a redesign, or a new archive. Although I went cold turkey on accepting review copies in April 2015, I still receive a steady flow of offers. I always refer to my post: Why I'm no longer accepting review copies in my answer.

Then there are questions like, how do you read as much as you do? Or, how do you find the time to do what you do?

Since I like and need to refer back to articles I've written, I realized there is a need for an archive of my articles. So I've made one and added it the top navigation of the site.

In making the archive, I rediscovered a bunch of fun posts I made in the early days of this book blog. There were top ten lists and there were in depth but slightly cheeky readings of classic books, like Don Quixote, Swann's Way, and Ulysses. I'm planning to do a new series soon with the uncensored version of From Here to Eternity.

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