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Okay. I admit it. I’m addicted to books. I’m addicted to reading books. I’m addicted to piling them all over my shelves, and stopping by them now and then just to pet the covers. But mostly, I am addicted to downloading Kindle books. Constantly. Especially FREE Kindle books. I have lots and lots of them waiting to be read. And by lots, I mean well over 350 of them. GAH. If I live to be 125, which is what I’m aiming for, I’ll never finish reading them all!

Add to that, the fact that I’ve got at least five books I’ve promised to read and review waiting for me, and oh, yeah…I’m writing a second novel, myself, which is a Time Suck of astronomical proportions. Where, oh where, in all of this, have I left myself time to LIVE MY LIFE?? I really don’t know. But I can’t think about it right now…the latest BookGorilla email just arrived. Free books are calling me! Later, boys and girls!

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Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

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My Rating: 3-1/2 Stars out of 5

This book was a lot of fun. So much fun that I debated giving it a full four stars, but then decided that “fun” would only carry it so far. The premise is wonderful. A certain group of magic folk, libriomancers, can reach into books and pull forth objects, Read more…

My Ever-Growing “To Be Read” Pile!

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Can You See Me?  I’m Standing Right Behind The Pile!

Oh, all right, already!  You caught me!  I’m not really in this picture.  And that really isn’t my To Be Read pile.  But it might as well be.  Geeesh, I’ve gotten behind!  And the worst part of it is Read more…

What Are You Reading?

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Time to play What Are You Reading again.  With so much going on around here, Christmas has me making slower progress on my To Be Read pile, but I’m still plugging away at it.  I’m currently reading Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  It just might be the most unusual book I’ve ever read, and though I’m well over a third of the way into it, I have no real idea of where this is going. Morgenstern writes with a beautiful voice, however, and I’m completely fascinated by the Cirque de Reves (Circus of Dreams).

Are you reading something intriguing?  I would love to hear about it.  I get some of my best ideas for new books from your comments, so I’m hoping some of you will take a minute to update us. Thanks!

Quote #57 – E. L. Doctorow

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

     –E. L. Doctorow

What Are You Reading?

Since I’m behind on reviews, largely due to not having as much time to read as usual in the last month or so, I thought I might throw out a question to you guys.  What areyou reading right now, or what have you just finished reading that you really loved?  Feel free just to give a title, Read more…

New Poll

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. 

Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

–Groucho Marx

I thought it might be fun to set up some polls occasionally, so I spent awhile tonight learning how to do that, and voila!  My first poll is now open. (Scroll down, on the right.)  Please take a moment to vote for your favorite Literary genre.  I figured I’d start by seeing what kind of books my visitors enjoy reading the most.  I’ll try to think of some interesting subjects in the weeks ahead.  Hope you’ll enjoy taking part now and then.  Thanks!

Synopsis vs Review

Ever read a book “review” where the entire plot is retold in six paragraphs?  If so, then you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that that is something I try to avoid when I’m discussing books I’ve read.  I figure if you want a synopsis of the story, you can read abridged books.  Reader’s Digest used to sell Read more…

Welcome To My Library!

Come on in!  You never know what’s going to be happening around here.  Reviews, cover art, author bios, release dates…it’s all fair game at Bookin’ It.  The genres will be widely varied over time, though I’m currently enjoying the glut of decent (and sometimes not so decent) urban fantasy work that’s available.  For many years, that particular section of the bookstore was pretty bare, so it’s fun to read it while it’s hot.  But expect to find reviews on general fiction, best sellers, classics from days gone by, non-fiction, and whatever else catches my attention.  I’ll always be polite, but I won’t pull my punches if I believe a book is poorly written.  The good news is, I like more books than I hate, so the Raves outnumber the Pans. 
Now let’s get started!  See you in the stacks!

NOTE:   PLEASE feel free to respond to any reviews, even with differing opinions and ideas.  I welcome all comments.  Just remember to be respectful.  No flaming, no seriously bad language.  A few milder oaths are not a problem, but  I don’t want to worry about younger, more impressionable readers.  I do review a lot of YA Urban Fantasy, so keep it nice.  Thanks!

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