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On the Mend

I had the chance for a long and productive holiday weekend, but I blew it by getting a bad cold. I’m feeling a bit too groggy to make anything meaningful this week. But I’m afraid that the blogosphere is still a…
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Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Anyone who keeps up with this blog knows my feelings about the way bookstores are being run. Time has not changed my opinion on the matter. However, it occurs to me that there are so many more ways to obtain…
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The Reader is King

Dr. John Horne again joins us with this rebuttal to my earlier article. He has much to learn.   I’d like to dedicate this post to by brother, Alan, without you, my intended reader, this post would not exist. You…
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The Writer is King

The first law of writing.

A Child Called “Disappointment”

If you’re anything like me, you feel that the Harry Potter series ended too soon. Just imagine what might have been. I mean, the world that was introduced over the course of the series was definitely larger than could be…
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Mr. Devil’s Advocate Sets the Record Straight

Hi there, Mr. Devil’s Advocate here. Now, I understand that all of you have been spoon fed some rather flamboyant opinions lately. Since I am in the business of keeping extreme ideas in check, I thought I should take this…
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How Barnes and Noble could get its Groove Back

A post dealing with the book industry? How novel. More specifically, this post is entirely about a single bookstore. You know its name. You’ve wandered its shelves. You’ve eaten its brownies. And after eating them, you probably sat at the…
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Stephenie Meyer is NOT an Agent of Satan

This is not a post I ever expected to write. This is also not a post I ever expected to read, but if I was going to read it, I would expect it to be written by someone else, hosted on…
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What I Learned from Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind

As a wannabe author, I often hear from former-wannabe authors that reading is just as important as writing. And I believe them. Certainly, I would not have been driven to writing if I hadn’t been a reader first. I’ve come…
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