Category Archives: World of Books

The 7 Deadly Sins of Reading

Yes, there are heinous sins that can be committing when you are a reader. No one is perfect. The reason I know about all seven of the deadly sins of reading is because I’ve committed each of them at one … Continue reading

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The Lonely Hobby

It’s pity party time. When I started my blog I did it for one reason: to share my thoughts about books and bookish things, and find people who love these things as much as I do. I mean, I’d love … Continue reading

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How to Read a Mystery Novel

There is a big difference between solving a mystery and solving a mystery novel. The mystery novel is specifically designed to lead you in the wrong direction until the very end where you kick yourself for not being able to … Continue reading

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How to Read More Books

When I tell people that I read 83 books last year I always get some variation of the same response: “How do you read that much?” Some people think I read at the speed of light, which is astoundingly far … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: The Real Necessities

Everyone should have an emergency preparedness plan in case of long-term power outages or natural disasters. When crap hits the fan we need to be prepared to shovel it off our doorsteps. So what do we do? Well, the most … Continue reading

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My Bookstore Experience: The King’s English in Salt Lake City, UT

There are bookstores and there are bookstores. When I walk into one of the latter I can feel it instantly; it begins as a soft vibration in the air that leads me by an invisible thread through the rooms and … Continue reading

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2016 Book List*

The Giver, by Lois Lowry Vicious, by E. Schwab The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson The Innocent Mage, by Karen Miller The Hollow Boy, by Jonathan Stroud The Gunslinger, by Stephen King The Martian, by Andy Weir Dad is … Continue reading

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