Category Archives: reviewing

The Sweetest Thing, by Deborah Fletcher Mello

I read Deborah Fletcher Mello’s The Sweetest Thing because Meoskop and several other people were going to. I would not have finished it otherwise, because I found the writing a slog. But I’m glad I did, because there were things I really … Continue reading


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Retro Reading (My “Blackout” Post)

I imagine most people reading this are aware of #HaleNo and the decision of some book bloggers (especially in YA and romance) not to run reviews of new books for a short period of time. (If not, here’s Sunita’s post … Continue reading

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The Space Between

Wait, that’s the title of a Dave Matthews song? Please note that my earworm right now is Roxy Music. In fact, where’s my iPod? I loved Pamela’s post on “Romancelandia, Overthinking, and Balance,” as well as the discussion sparked by it and on the posts she … Continue reading

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The Week That Was

In which I make some attempt to keep producing blog content while swamped at work. Goodreads: I have mostly been ignoring bookish kerfuffles lately. They make me feel bad–about readers, authors, and books. I don’t want to feel that way. … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure

This week’s New York Times book review section featured a pair of essays by Zoë Heller and Adam Kirsch encouraging novelists to review fiction. Both acknowledge the reasons many writers are reluctant to do so (publishing is a pretty small world and … Continue reading

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