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Wednesday Reading

What are you currently reading? C.J. Brightley, The King’s Sword, (Until Feb. 11, part of an eight-book fantasy bundle.) An other-world fantasy written first-person by an ugly, scarred veteran soldier who rescues a half-frozen escaped royal heir out of the snow, and … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 1-21-2015

That's what I'm talkin' about!

Roscoe has given his life to battling this horrible yet seductive embodiment of female evil. He has broken his health and his nerve, sacrificed his reputation and half-destroyed his sanity, all in his quest to put an end to this she-devil…and yet, when he has the opportunity to crush her, she has only to turn up the heat, and Roscoe, loathing himself for his weakness, is powerless to resist her. Continue reading

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BVC Announces Hostage by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown

Hostage by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

Hostage The Change Book Two by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith Welcome back to Las Anclas, a frontier town in the post-apocalyptic Wild West. In Las Anclas, the skull-faced sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can speed up time, … Continue reading

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Memorable Foods in Fiction

  When I think back to memorable food I’ve encountered in my reading, the earliest is the lovingly described melted cheese on fresh bread in Heidi, and the warm, creamy milk. Reading that book as an eight year old gave … Continue reading

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The Divine Right of Kings

The Dispossessed

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings.                                                   – Ursula K. Le Guin I’ve been thinking about those sentences a lot over … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 1-7-2015

by Brenda W. Clough To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   • What are you … Continue reading

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Interesting Women: The three-name greats

Books! Books were the window from which I looked out of a rather meager and decidedly narrow room, onto a rich and wonderful universe. I loved the look and feel of them, even the smell. I’m still a book sniffer. … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 12-10-2014

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…   • What are you currently reading? The Clovis Incident, by Pari Noskin. Who can resist a murder mystery set in New Mexico, involving talking cats and aliens? Well, I … Continue reading

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Mary Coyle Chase

There is no perfect age to commence being a lover of books. It’s great whenever it happens. I think I can generalize about early book lovers in saying that the experience is so very intense. Here’s a test. Assuming you … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 12-3-2014

BVC members have picked up this meme from shouldbereading: To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? … Continue reading

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