Category Archives: opinion

Chasing Waterfalls

In the spirit of being almost–but not quite–through a century of life, I convinced my BFF to go on a remote Chasing Waterfalls vacation. You know, based on that song: Yeah, it makes no sense. Actually, I think it’s about … Continue reading

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The Rape Trope

Rape in fantasy and sci-fi Drives me crazy. Watch “Read for Pixels: Trashing the Rape Trope” with Martha Wells, Kate Elliot, and Jim C. Hines. The meat starts around 7:00.

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2017 in review

Let’s do some awards, shall we? Best series installments: (tie) and Series installment that deserves shredding: YA book I wish I had read when I was nine: YA Book I still would have hated had I read it when I … Continue reading

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One of Us is Lying (aka A Story About Lying)

  It could be me. It could be debra. Punchline: It’s both of us.… Literary fiction almost sucks me in with these titles that sound like the beginning of great stories. Or good memes:       Personally, while … Continue reading

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On vacation

I’m taking a vacation to hang with my sister. Traveling through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, and enjoying record warmth, so while my reading is not on vacation, writing about it is. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your … Continue reading

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Join me

A few of us—perhaps a very few–are going to group read Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny. Feel free to join in! Almost-winner of a Nebula and a Hugo, it is sci-fi wrapped in a mystery.

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Anticipating 2016

Some years, one anticipates the turn of the calendar with pleasure. This is one of them. I should finish my degree in May, and look forward to distraction-free  pleasure reading. There’s quite a few upcoming releases that have me excited–and … Continue reading

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2015 A Reading Year in Review (not the city)

It was a rough year for reading. Significant changes in the hospital workplace required additional training, clinical hours for my degree expanded and even more changes at work in September put a hiatus on vacation hours–all added up to a … Continue reading

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The Great Goodreads Censorship Debacle

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