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Death by Books

Like you (I assume) I like books. I used to read fantasy exclusively, but these days I've branched out to pick up the occasional mystery, YA or steampunk novel. I also love to read about the art of writing and use that to improve my skills in my own work.
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November
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December 2014
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July 2014
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July 2014
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July 2014
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April 2014
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reviewed: Worth the Wait
Like many folks, I have been waiting anxiously for this book to finally be released. It was worth the wait. I don't know what...
The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
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December 2013
26
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December 2013
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November 2013
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November 2013
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November 2013
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November 2013
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October 2013
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What a fun read this was! I laughed out loud several times. The characters are charming, well developed and highly entertai...
The True Meaning of Smekday - Adam Rex
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October 2013
12
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Okay, let me get my one bugaboo present and out of the way. I'm not big on stories written in present tense. I find it jarr...
The Blue Blazes - Chuck Wendig
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September 2013
14
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Lots of surprises in this volume. Mr. Redick has managed to create a fantasy novel that follows a storyline much different t...
The Ruling Sea (The Chathrand Voyage Book 2) - Robert V.S. Redick
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September 2013
12
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This was my first exposure to an Elmore Leonard book. Initially, I was put off my his very "unwriterly" means of writing. I...
Pronto - Elmore Leonard
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August 2013
03
reviewed: Buck Fever (A Blanco County Mystery #1)
This is a cute story, full of eccentric characters. The mystery is very light. You know who the culprit is and what he's up...
Buck Fever (A Blanco County Mystery #1) - Ben Rehder
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July 2013
28
reviewed: Evoking Emotion (Writing Lessons from the Front, #5)
Ugh. This and several other "books" like it showed up in an e-mail from Amazon to me. I thought the titles looked intriguin...
Evoking Emotion (Writing Lessons from the Front, #5) - Angela Elwell Hunt
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July 2013
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reviewed: How to Swat the KILLER BEs Out of Your Writing: A Writing Skills Handbook on How to Write in Active Voice
Short and sweet and to the point. I've read other books that went into more depth, and covered more ground, but Nancy Barnes...
How to Swat the KILLER BEs Out of Your Writing - Nancy Owens Barnes
reviewed: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success
What K.M. Weiland calls outlining and what I call outlining are vastly different. Outlining is a road map for me to make sur...
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success - K.M. Weiland
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It was concise, so yes, I guess it is aptly named. Don't let the 102 pages fool you, none of the pages has more than a parag...
Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing - Jessica Bell
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