BOOKSPOTTING: The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein

Spotting books out in the wild.

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Ray Bradbury On Finding His Voice

Bradbury is often credited with having brought science fiction to the mainstream. His literary contributions and accolades are indisputable, so it was with great surprise when I learned that, in his opinion, he didn’t really start writing until ten years in.

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A to Z Book Tag Survey

[For today’s Throwback Thursday, I’m taking it back with a repost from my main website.] This is pretty cool. Spotted a post on Scribbles in the Margin about the A-to-Z Book Tag, originated by The Perpetual Page-Turner. I haven’t participated in a book tag before, but the concept seems straightforward; it’s like the blog community’s version of a…

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The Best of Octavia Butler’s “Positive Obsession” Essay

I just finished reading Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild: And Other Stories, and I was struck by the simplicity of her characters and the complexity of their worlds. Especially in Bloodchild, where she depicts a very nuanced relationship in a new world order. If you have the opportunity to get the Audible version, I highly recommend it; The…

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My Prime Reading Picks!

Did you know that Amazon Prime members get access to a free lending library filled with thousands of Kindle ebooks? If you didn’t, then you need to check out all the titles that are part of Prime Reading, like ASAP! If you’re a Kindle nerd, you probably already knew this, but have you seen the…

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“A Dog’s Purpose” – Book Review

This book taught me that book shopping is like clothes shopping; Never buy something just because it’s on sale. Yup, that’s how it happened, my Kindle seduced me with discounts. As I swiped through the available books, W. Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose caught my eye. The movie adaptation had just been released by Amblin Entertainment,…

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A War of the Worlds Sci-Fi Disco Musical?!?!?!

As I scrolled through my saved items a title jumped out at me: Hear the Prog-Rock Adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds: The 1978 Rock Opera That Sold 15 Million Copies Worldwide

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