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Sunday Salon – Tribute to LibraryThing

I enter all our books and reviews into LibraryThing. It is different from Goodreads in several ways. (I post a great deal – but not all – of my reviews on Goodreads.) LibraryThing (LT) has fewer reviews than Goodreads, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – On Reading Lots of Books and Writing Reviews of Them

One of the biggest problems I have in writing reviews, after having written so many, is how to make my reviews sound different. All those words that review advice columns say never to use? After a while, I have used … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – What Makes A Good Fantasy Series?

When I begin a new fantasy series, I can usually tell right away whether or not I will be swept into the alternate world I’m entering. What makes the difference between a good fantasy and one that is not so … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – On Evaluating Children’s Books

Occasionally (and more and more frequently) I have been asked to read and review a children’s book in its e-version, but I don’t consider it a very satisfactory way to do it. The reason is what I call, analogously, umami. … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – The Ear Tuck Database & Appeal of Male Dominance, Female Submission

Some readers have requested that I post my ongoing list of “ear tuck” incidents from fiction. I only started this database a couple of years ago after noticing the “ear tuck” many, many times, especially in young adult books, so … Continue reading

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