Category: Musings

Why I Read Banned Books

Why I Read Banned Books

  I read banned and challenged books because:  the only person who should choose what I can read is me. the concerns of a few people should not limit what other people’s children can read.* the same books that some people want to ban are considered great literary classics or award-winning children’s… Read more »

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Finding Ebook Freebies & Bargains

Finding Ebook Freebies & Bargains

When I first started the whole ebook thing, I went a little crazy with the self-published freebies, including a lot I’m probably never going to read (and really ought to purge!) I also discovered at least one author I really like, as well as several more that I will never… Read more »

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Gender, books, and publishing

Gender, books, and publishing

“Far more books are published by men than by women, perhaps because publishers feel that books by men are a safer bet. We can affect this by making a choice when it comes to the books we buy, since how we chose to spend our money is the most effective… Read more »

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Why I prefer “good” endings

Why I prefer “good” endings

A few weeks ago, I read Paper Fury’s post about books that don’t have conclusions, books where there’s a problem and it doesn’t get solved. She likes them even when they frustrate her. I can’t stand them even if well written. In trying to formulate why I feel that way,… Read more »

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He’s Dead, Jim

He’s Dead, Jim

Spock is dead. And I am crying. When I was growing up, Spock was one of my favorite characters on Star Trek. I loved that he was smart and didn’t have to hide it, and I loved the humanity that lurked beneath the cool Vulcan exterior. I loved the usually… Read more »

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Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

This showed up on Facebook recently, shared by an author who doesn’t agree with it. I have to say that I’m getting tired of this argument. The content is the book, and the book is the content. Paper or electronic is just the medium. It’s fine to prefer one medium… Read more »

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