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Jane is on page 118 of 374 of Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal
The fact that I just added a whole bunch of Schechter's books and became a fan might clue you in--I'm enjoying this tale. I love a good sensational true crime from the 19th century.
Aug 20, 2015 11:40AM Add a comment
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Goodreads, damn your buggy site. I just spent ages putting book links into my blog post, only to lose the whole thing when I backed out of preview mode after checking one of the links. Please let Facebook buy you next time.
Aug 04, 2015 10:14AM Add a comment

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I'm working on a new structure for blogs etc. which will involve killing the blog that links to GR. Do you guys think it's a good idea to do a GR-only blog, using their platform? I'd like a place to talk about generally bookish things, but I don't want to build a formal blog for it.
Jun 06, 2015 12:43PM 5 comments

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I'm timing everything I do again...aaah the feeling of control. But it means I daren't spend too much time on GR. 5 minutes at a time...
Jun 02, 2015 09:44AM Add a comment

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Today was the first time I went out alone since my surgery! I tried going out about ten days ago but I wasn't ready. Today I'm tired but feel OK--and the healing rest periods are ideal excuses for reading.
May 27, 2015 03:50PM 7 comments

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You just know, don't you, that if I'm EVER going to win a GR giveaway it'll be the 1,400 page novel.
May 14, 2015 07:29AM Add a comment

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Six days out from major surgery in the abdominal area, and the first day without painkillers (unless it gets really painful) because man, those things really fry my brain. And I like having a functioning brain. How's everyone?
May 10, 2015 08:30AM 3 comments

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Saw Sense and Sensibility: The Musical last night. AAAAAADORABLE. My friend cried buckets.
May 03, 2015 05:55AM Add a comment

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I found a new ebook at $29.99 today! The Dying Grass by William T. Vollmann. Justified, possibly, by the hardback's $55 retail price (it's a big book) but still...
Apr 28, 2015 06:37AM Add a comment

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Hmm. Got an email from Riffle (which I signed up for just in case but don't use) suggesting I "back up my Goodreads history" to them. Comments? Has anyone done this?
Apr 27, 2015 07:24AM 2 comments

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This business of receiving emails alerting me when there's a giveaway for a TBR book frequently raises the question "why did I put THAT one on my list?" And I still haven't won anything...
Apr 25, 2015 07:12AM 6 comments

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Bloody Nora...just checked out a possible read on Amazon and the KINDLE edition is $17.99.
Apr 24, 2015 07:08AM 14 comments

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Just got the 60th review for The House of Closed Doors on Goodreads, and it was a good one! Not "good" in the sense that the reviewer adored the book (she didn't) but good because it was thoughtful, well-written, and will give other readers a picture of whether this is the right book for them. Thank you reviewer #60.
Apr 23, 2015 09:44AM Add a comment

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WHY are authors allowed to invite people not on their friends or followers list to "events", aka book giveaways? I DO NOT WANT YOUR BOOK. I have never expressed interest in you or your writing. Go away.
Apr 17, 2015 05:26PM Add a comment

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Off to the American Library Association offices in Chicago today for the award reception for the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project. Speech is prepared in case I win, handshake at the ready in case I don't. Whatever the outcome, this is going to be an interesting morning.
Apr 16, 2015 02:46AM 8 comments

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Once The Miniaturist disappears from my Kindle I am DONE with all reading commitments for the time being--no HNS reviews this quarter. Really looking forward to paring down my TBR list.
Apr 14, 2015 01:15AM Add a comment

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Jane is reading The Miniaturist
I borrowed this on Overdrive as my first try at a borrow, and have only just started it so may not finish. Despite Amazon's email (!!!) suggesting I buy it, I probably won't unless it gets a lot more interesting.
Apr 12, 2015 12:19AM 5 comments
The Miniaturist

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Jane is reading Then and Always
FYI: US title is Fractured.
Apr 06, 2015 02:12PM Add a comment
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Today, I got over the whole business of being in an unincorporated area so the library card I use is from a different system from the library I use, and I....USED OVERDRIVE. And borrowed an ebook in 20 seconds flat, nearly 4,000 miles from my library. Next up: Kindle Unlimited.
Mar 31, 2015 02:18PM 9 comments

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I will be spending the next few minutes looking up my competition fellow semi-finalists in the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project. Cross your fingers for me!
Mar 02, 2015 05:17PM 1 comment

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Jane is reading The Boston Girl
I'm reading this one for my IRL book club. So far I'm not enamored of its ultra-simplistic writing--it feels like it's pitched at the young adult crowd somehow. And then I'm just not fond of what I call American Dream stories: disadvantaged young girl is clever and talented so people recognize her cleverness and talent and help her get started, etc. etc. No doubt we'll journey through her life and stuff will happen.
Feb 24, 2015 06:15PM Add a comment
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THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU PURCHASED THE ABRIDGED EDITION.
Feb 21, 2015 05:38PM 15 comments

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Jane is reading Barchester Towers
Oh Trollope, you old cynic. Took me a little while to get into the tale but now I'm giggling quite a bit.
Feb 20, 2015 01:00PM 2 comments
Barchester Towers

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Jane is reading Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Let's Get Digital, #1)
There's a lot of background about self-publishing in this book so far, which for me isn't really necessary but it's an interesting trip down memory lane. Yesterday I started thinking about the days when the Kindle was new and Amazon set the price of pretty much all its ebooks at $9.99. That was considered SUPER CHEAP! How times have changed.
Feb 12, 2015 06:27AM Add a comment
Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Let's Get Digital, #1)

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I see Goodreads is sneaking book recommendations into the newsfeed now. Yeah, and I always spot Facebook's sponsored posts before I click on them too.
Feb 07, 2015 08:03AM 12 comments

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Does anybody have a suggestion for a YA novel (or similar), max 300 pp, about Cleopatra? This is for a book club.
Feb 06, 2015 06:24PM 2 comments

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