Category: Musings

#Cockygate 101

#Cockygate 101

#Cockygate 101 If you follow romance blogs or romance authors’ social media accounts and you’ve been online over the weekend, you’ve probably come across the controversy swirling around #cockygate. Here’s the TL:DR version: Faleena Hopkins, an indie romance writer, registered two trademarks with the Patents and Trademarks Office. One was the… Read more »

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Support Your Local Library (reprise)

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

  I posted about this back in 2010, but the message is again relevant, so I’ve adapted and revised that post for today. Although the US economy has improved since I wrote the original post, President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates all federal funding for libraries. Improving economic conditions generally have not translated… Read more »

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Meme Logos: To Personalize or Not?

Meme Logos: To Personalize or Not?

  What is (or should be) the etiquette for image use with blog memes? I’m talking about the sort of weekly memes (features) that encourage other bloggers to participate and share their links—like the Sunday Post, Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and the like. Up until now, I have always used… Read more »

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Lighting a candle

Lighting a candle

  I usually avoid politics and controversy here. The Bookwyrm’s Hoard is about books; many of us enjoy reading as an escape from reality. But reality keeps crashing in on us, a seemingly endless tide of violence and hatred. Paris. Miami. Istanbul. Baghdad. Dhaka. Dallas. And the scores of places… Read more »

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Books on a Budget

Books on a Budget

  Last fall, I talked about the cost-per-entertainment-hour for books, and how most of us probably use some strategies for keeping our overall book spending within limits, whether we do it consciously or not. Today, I’m going to talk about some of the strategies you can use to stay within… Read more »

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