Category Archives: Reflection

Counterpoint on Reviewing Bad Books – Calling a Spade a Spade

I’m going to take a break from reading to argue with my wife on the internet.  I don’t see how this could possibly go wrong. In her post “Not a Rant” on reviewing bad books, one of Gill’s key points is an early line, “I know the key to a good ‘bad’ review is constructive […]
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Armchair BEA Wrap Up

When I started this blog, I decided to do it on a bit of a whim. It was a completely conscious decision to not plan everything out in advance. I did not come up with any kind of schedule or S.M.A.R.T. goals. I had a lot of ideas, vague goals and some ideal directions, but […]
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A short (but true) story

A friend of mine gave me her copy of Maeve Binchy’s Victoria Line, Central Line, and told me that it was a really book by a wonderful author. Fast forward about six months, and here I was ready to read my first Maeve Binchy. I read the first chapter, Tottenham Hale, which I don’t remember […]
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Armchair BEA: Authors Interactions

Who knew authors were so accessible? Since I did not venture into the world of Twitter until starting this blog, I had no idea whatsoever. Would an author ever read the reviews that I write? If they did, could I expect a reply or acknowledgement? So far, the super star celebrity authors— not so much. […]
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Armchair BEA: More Than Just Words

I believe Audiobooks have the power to change the world. Can you imagine if all those who have difficulty reading were to discover that they actually loved reading, that books could open up a whole new world for them, and they could just listen to the words instead of struggling to make sense of the […]
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