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Saturday Miscellany — 3/29/14

No, I haven’t abandoned blog. Things are a little busy at Irresponsible HQ, I’m juggling a little more than usual lately, and sadly, the ball that keeps getting dropped is this one. I’m working on it. I do have a handful of things I wanted to post here, but no time. But this link, this story? Had to take a moment and do my part to boost the signal. (not that my bit is needed or will be…

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Monday Miscellany - 3/17/14

The end of last week rolled away from me before I could assemble this for Saturday. So, rather than dusting something off, I figured I’d throw up the odds ‘n ends from last week about books and reading that caught. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

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Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

3/5 Stars: Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

What?! A second post? Yeah, trying to make up for yesterday.

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Notorious NineteenNotorious Nineteen

by Janet Evanovich
Mass Market Paperback, 302 pg.
Bantam, 2013
Read: Dec. 24 – 25, 2013

When this one gets serious and creepifying…it gets really serious and creepy. Even better, Evanovich restrains the goofiness. Leaving this a moderately suspenseful, witty and charming book. Even Grandma — who has a…

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

5/5 Stars: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)Red Rising

by Pierce Brown
Hardcover, 382 pg.
Del Rey, 2014
Read: Feb 26 – Mar 6, 2014

I’m having a hard time deciding what to say about this one. To really talk about it would require me spoiling every plot point that I loved (most of which I didn’t see coming). So I won’t. I’ll just say that I really, really dug this book.

I don’t want to just compare this to The Hunger Games, as much as…

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Saturday Miscellany - 3/8/14

Saturday Miscellany - 3/8 Branding, Quotes, Jonathan Woods, New Releases

Still in the midst of the reading/writing lull I mentioned last week — working really hard at shaking it. In the meantime, here are some odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

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