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Unchained & unplugged

So six weeks ago, my manager came up to me and said, “You like Neil Gaiman, right?” And I said, “Well.. yeah. Of course.” She said, “He’s coming to town. September 14.” And when I picked myself back up off … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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Tuesday plugs (8/30 edition)

I know it’s Sunday. I also know I missed last week. Lay off, will ya? A lot of good things are coming out in the next couple of weeks. Here are a few that should take you to your local … Continue reading

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Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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Tuesday plugs (8/15 edition) [corrected]

Okay. I’m really tired. Some friends of mine just got finished having a baby on the other side of town, and I’ve been dog-sitting and chinchilla-sitting and getting not even close to enough sleep. So here goes: THE YEAR’S BEST … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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I have some things to say about “literary fiction.”

All right, folks. By now everyone knows my taste in fiction – running hard to fantasy and mystery. I dabble in other categories and subgenres – hard science fiction/space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, alternate history/mythology (especially a morbid fascination with versions … Continue reading

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