I Rock!

At least Bybee thinks so. And I think her blog rocks so this made my day. So, now the rules state that I have to nominate 5 blogs that rock. This is hard, because the litblog world also happens to be filled with great writers. But I shall try. I’ll start with my girls Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt at Good Girl Lit. Anne & May write Christian chick lit that’s fresh, funny, and not at all preachy. And their blog has a similarly quirky…

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Culling My TBR Stack

I picked up a slew of galleys at BEA, and finally managed to get them to a manageable size. I’m really having trouble deciding what to read next, because they’re all so wonderfully enticing. Plus, my friend Shari lent me a Dave Duncan fantasy series that I’m dying to dive into. But War and Peace still rules my evenings–crossed the 400 page mark last night with Pierre’s initiation into the Freemasons. Fun stuff! Last night’s second work read was the first in a new YA…

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What It’s All About

Taking a cue from Ian at Upper Fort Stewart, I thought I’d write a post rounding up the best of Reading is my Superpower, and describe some of the features on the site that you may not have noticed. I post every time I finish reading a book. I don’t post between books, so every post on Reading is my Superpower means I’ve read a book in its entirety. You can find my archive by clicking All the Books So Far in the sidebar. Each…

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Thank You

In the Series vs. Recurring Characters post, a comment from Imani yielded this tantalizing fragment: Maybe that’s why I disagree Thank you! I feel like this is a sign that I’m doing something right over here at Reading is my Superpower. I might blog like I’m right about everything, but I know I’m not. (Just don’t tell my husband.) Generally speaking, the discussions in the comments threads have been marvelous. There’s nothing quite like discussing books and reading with kindred spirits. I’ve gotten book recommendations,…

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Pregnancy & Childbirth Reading List

I’ve been doing a ton of reading on pregnancy and childbirth, but haven’t blogged about any of it, mainly because I only blog when I finish a book, and I’m not going to be finished with any of these until the baby arrives. Since blogging will not be a postpartum priority, I’ll let you see the list of what I’m reading. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger — this is a beautiful book, though not terribly helpful. The Pregnancy Book (Sears)…

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Series vs. Recurring Characters

In the comments thread for Will the Series be Unbroken, Brad & Imani‘s insights made me realize that I was thinking of series in a very limited way. I was only considering a series as having the following criteria: Set in the same world Recurring characters A forward-moving story that aims for cohesiveness across multiple books There is a discrete end in sight, whether or not the author ever reaches it (coughrobertjordan) In other words, the common model in the fantasy/sci fi world. Share on…

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