Why I Never Change my Original Rating of a Book

July 13th, 2016 Kimberly Feature 57 Comments

13th Jul
Why I Never Change my Original Rating of a Book

I used to re-read favorite books all the time. I would run my fingers over my bookshelf and pull out a book that gripped me emotionally, made me laugh aloud or introduced me to a genre I have come to love. Sometimes the book impacts me differently, or loses its lackluster the second go round but that doesn’t mean I change my rating of the book.

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Waiting for the Next Book …Nonlinear Time?

February 24th, 2016 Kimberly Feature 44 Comments

24th Feb
Waiting for the Next Book …Nonlinear Time?

Last year I was flabbergasted to realize the movie Home Alone was 25 years old. Where did the time go? Birthdays sneak up on me and I lose track of how old I am..but the wait between book releases is painfully slow. A blogger commented it seems like forever since the last Mercy Thompson book release but in reality it hasn’t even been a year..and yet time seems to slow down when we think in terms of books. It’s like the whole Space Time Continuum is torturing book lovers.

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Caffeinated Confessions: I Have Become an Audiobook Junkie

November 15th, 2014 Kimberly Feature 98 Comments

15th Nov
Caffeinated Confessions: I Have Become an Audiobook Junkie

If you asked last year for my opinion of audio books I would have said, “They aren’t for me, and I cannot concentrate. Maybe if I had a long commute to work but I do not listen. I prefer to read.” Honestly I thought to myself why would I listen for 15 hours when I could read the gosh darn book in 4 hours. I will explain why later in this post.

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Caffeinated Confession -Do we demand more from our books than reality?

July 23rd, 2014 Kimberly Feature 48 Comments

23rd Jul
Caffeinated Confession -Do we demand more from our books than reality?

I was watching the movie International with my husband on a rainy, lazy Sunday afternoon. Our hero was interrogating a white collar criminal and told him, “You will never get away with this, people won’t believe your lies.” The man smirked and said, “The difference between life and fiction, is that fiction has to make sense.” This immediately made me ponder. Do we as readers demand more from our fictional stories then real life?

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