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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Musing Mondays, Writing | 0 comments

Musing Mondays {May 7}

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TIME SPENT ON THE PLATEAU OF STANDARDS (Geoff on Reading)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Commentary, Guest Posts, Musing Mondays | 3 comments

Since I am continuing my vigil over Kriss’s sickly corpus, it has come to my attention that I am required to discharge several of her obligations in her stead, one of which being a post or two. Ehh… in other words, a post by Geoff aka Man-Beast (again ehh)

TIME SPENT ON THE PLATEAU OF STANDARDS
or Why I Don’t Spend Nearly Enough Time Reading New Works

Brought to you by The Man-Beast

As Kriss has repeatedly made me very much aware, I am apparently required to write some sort of introduction for myself, a highly distasteful task for me as I believe introductions are only relevant when you have some sort of established baseline of works to help convince a would-be reader that you are trustworthy or at least interestingly dishonest. Since I will have several posts to write this week, and due to the present time in my local area as I write this, I will choke back my own bile and write briefly a few rambling thoughts while I attempt to feed the gaunt, half-dead narcissist

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Don’t call me Ishmael! – Musing Mondays

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Books, Hero Worship, Musing Mondays, Reading | 6 comments

Musing Mondays {April 2}

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be ReadingEach week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

This week’s musing asks…

Do you belong to any book clubs — face-to-face, or online? If so, how long have you been with the group(s)? If not, why?

I do not belong to a book club online or otherwise. The only time I have belonged to one is the first One Book One Tweet #1b1t by Crowdsourcing Which is now over at the Atlantic and at twitter under @1book140. It was their first one, it was experimental and it died because of summer. I met a lot of great people all over the world, but it was really hard to keep straight plus I was trying to finish my spring semester to book. Also there was the  expression or critique or questions  in 140 characters or less. We all know I have a problem with that.

It was May 2011, the first book was American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The highlight of this frustrating approach, albeit  evocative, was when we got to have a live tweet session with @neilhimself 

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Can Max and his Sailboat get me to Quiddity? ‘The Great and Secret Show’ by Clive Barker

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Authors, Books, Cabin Commentary, Hero Worship, Musing Mondays, Reviews | 11 comments

Musing Mondays {March 26}

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be ReadingEach week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

This week’s musing asks…

Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?

This was a difficult one. I have been reading on my own since I was 3-years old. I have memories of my mother reading me to sleep with Where the Wild Things Are. I remember the day I read on my own for the first time, with the help I probably knew most of it by heart. The hours and days spent dreaming about reigning over my own tribe of monsters at my beck and call. (This probably is the source of my imaginary friend my own personal George my Mutant Polar Bear).  I think Wild Things planted the seed of my love for horror and fantasy.

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Musing Mondays {March 19} Would you judge a book by it’s cover?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Books, Cabin Commentary, Fun, Musing Mondays, Writing | 10 comments

This week’s musing asks…

Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic.

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Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?

I have this memory of kicking a piece of gum stuck to the indoor outdoor carpet sample I was sitting on in my elementary school Library afraid to look up because the scary lady just yanked a pretty book out of my hand and made all of us 1st grade children sit down and listen to a lecture.

Artondale Elementary School in Gig Harbor, WA had an evil librarian. She would not let you choose a book because you thought the cover was pretty, in fact she even covered books up with plain book covers so we would choose them because the content looked good, the story, NOT the cover. I still hear that woman’s voice in my head:

Never judge a book by it’s cover!!

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Musing Mondays {March 12} What I Want to be Reading

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Books, Fun, Musing Mondays, Photos, Reading | 12 comments

This week’s musing asks…

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