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Jane is on page 105 of 288 of Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams
The dread of being locked away from their main source of energy and joy--learning, discovering, sleuthing, creating--makes Scanners pull back from every job or project, no matter how hard they try to stay. Oh-oh.
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Waiting for the family to arrive for the party...my big performance of the year. And already looking forward to relaxing with a book once it's over.
Dec 23, 2014 02:05PM 4 comments

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Jane is on page 54 of 288 of Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams
The only true "passion" Scanners have is the passion to use every part of themselves, to exercise their curious brains, to follow anything fascinating until they've found out what they wanted to know. And then to leave it.
Dec 22, 2014 02:16PM 3 comments
Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams

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Jane is starting Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams
This book just told me I'm not a dilettante. My idea of self just shifted on its axis.
Dec 21, 2014 11:38AM 2 comments
Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams

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Just did the math on the GR challenge stats, and am amazed to see that only a little over one percent of readers have completed their challenge so far. If you're one of the people who have just one or two books to read, get off the site and improve that statistic!
Dec 18, 2014 06:35AM 6 comments

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Jane is starting The Vows of Silence (Simon Serailler, #4)
Lafferton (sp? I'm listening to the audiobooks) has an unusually high proportion of serial killers. Also people who die of cancer or other nasties. I don't think I'd want to live there.
Dec 10, 2014 09:23PM 2 comments
The Vows of Silence (Simon Serailler, #4)

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Pet peeve: writers who post lines or, worse, entire paragraphs from their books on Facebook or Twitter. I do not go on social media to read your book. If I want to read your book I buy your book. I'd rather hear about your cats than read disconnected bits of your book on social media. Thank you and goodnight.
Dec 10, 2014 09:21PM 1 comment

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Jane is on page 305 of 528 of Eleanor Marx: A Life
This is the second time the author has put publisher Henry Vizetelly's death in around 1888, shortly after his second prison sentence for publishing translations of Zola's "obscene" novels. But every other source I can find says he died in 1894.
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Eleanor Marx: A Life

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Oh Goodreads, once again you tease me with a new review that isn't there.
Dec 08, 2014 11:28AM Add a comment

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US-based readers who buy from Amazon (not all of you, by any means!) can now add an author to their favorites and be notified when they publish a new book. Here's my link. Is this useful, or will they find a way to make it annoying?
Dec 06, 2014 09:36AM 2 comments

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I got my 50K words in for NaNoWriMo but I'm just not feeling very excited about "winning" this year. For one thing, there were huge discrepancies between the NaNo word count and Scrivener's. Second, since I've already written over 382K words this year and will probably top 400K by December 31st, it all seems a bit...unexciting. So have I grown out of NaNo? Or am I just being a grinch?
Nov 30, 2014 02:56PM 4 comments

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Jane is reading The Risk of Darkness
What's interesting about this book is that I've also read (and reviewed) the print version, back in 2009. I'm now listening to the entire series as audiobooks, and am actually going to re-review this one in the light of the insights gained by reading the first two books.
Nov 28, 2014 07:14AM Add a comment
The Risk of Darkness

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Happy Thanksgiving to those bookfriends who celebrate it!
Nov 27, 2014 08:14AM Add a comment

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Jane is 79% done with The Pure in Heart (Simon Serrailler, #2)
This book has been more about its hero & related characters than the case, but I'm finding it fun to listen to.
Nov 26, 2014 09:31AM Add a comment
The Pure in Heart (Simon Serrailler, #2)

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Jane is on page 150 of 976 of Forever Amber
Now that Amber's stopped being a stupid teenager and is in real trouble, this book has taken off for me.
Nov 26, 2014 09:29AM 1 comment
Forever Amber

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I have two more books to read/review for the Historical Novel Society, then a book that was pitched to me, then a library book. AND THEN...historical mystery reading-orgy featuring two Tasha Alexanders and two Anna Lee Hubers. Soon, my little ones, soon...
Nov 26, 2014 06:36AM 9 comments

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Just got followed by a Twitter profile that claims to be a "published fictional author". All "her" tweets are full of spelling mistakes and read like those random quote-type tweets spam accounts produce. Yet the link checks out to a book. So I get curious. Publisher turns out dodgy, big surprise. The moral of the story: follow your instincts. "Her" ratio of followed to following shows many did.
Nov 23, 2014 11:44AM 2 comments

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Today I arrived at my 365,000 word goal for 2014. Evidently I need a bigger goal next time. I never knew I had it in me!
Nov 20, 2014 07:11AM Add a comment

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Jane is 18% done with The Pure in Heart (Simon Serrailler, #2)
WHOA stop right there. In the last book he had sloe-black eyes; now they're blue. Jane is judging you, Ms Hill.
Nov 18, 2014 08:29PM 3 comments
The Pure in Heart (Simon Serrailler, #2)

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The Ethical Author Code is launching NOW at FutureBook in London, and it's all thanks to my GR friends without whom I'd have never realized how bad things were getting. It's a small initiative but a genuine one, and reader support would be SO appreciated.
Nov 14, 2014 08:04AM 7 comments

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I'm wondering whether I should abandon my current multiple-books habit and stick to one at a time. Is that even possible?
Nov 13, 2014 10:58AM 5 comments

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Jane is 55% done with The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
I think I've spotted the murderer, or possibly another red herring. I keep finding excuses to listen to this audiobook--good sign!
Nov 13, 2014 10:58AM Add a comment
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)

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Jane is 50% done with The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
I was right about the red herring.
Nov 12, 2014 09:26PM Add a comment
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)

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Jane is starting Forever Amber
I'm starting to warm to this. It might come downstairs after I'm done with The Little Stranger.
Nov 12, 2014 12:32PM Add a comment
Forever Amber

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Jane is 30% done with The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
There are a lot of different threads here--I can see how they're going to twist together by this point, though. Wondering if I've spotted the red herring...
Nov 12, 2014 12:31PM Add a comment
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)

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Jane is on page 104 of 466 of The Little Stranger
Oh, she really does have a way with irreparably horrible situations.
Nov 12, 2014 12:29PM Add a comment
The Little Stranger

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Jane is reading The Little Stranger
Back in the post-WWI period: yay!
Nov 10, 2014 11:26AM Add a comment
The Little Stranger

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Jane is reading The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
I've decided to listen to the entire Simon Serailler series. I've read one or two of the books, but I think the series is worth pursuing.
Nov 10, 2014 11:25AM Add a comment
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)

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