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Reading Time: stretching the boundaries edition

While on a particularly lovely holiday recently, I spent some time reading on a subject matter that I don’t normally read on: information theory. To understand it, I had to learn a little about thermodynamics, advanced maths, science, and a few other titbits I don’t normally get into. And lo, I saw that it was […]

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Reading time: What is the use of a book without pictures or conversation?

Dudes, it’s time I started reading comics. For goodness’s sake, comics and graphic novels are rad lit: what am I waiting for? I’ll tell you what: I’m waiting to know where to start! If you’re keen on comics and aren’t sure how to start — because it’s like trying to take a bite out of […]

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Moar books!

Word Watching: Field notes from an amateur philologist by Julian Burnside Heavens to Murgatroyd, what a cracking good book! If you’re at all word-nerdy, whether as a lifelong flame or as a passing curiosity about some of the quirks of English, you’ll really enjoy this book. Forty-eight well written, funny and interesting essays about language: about […]

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Flick the pages, flick ’em good

Another Reading Time post! You guys, since I started reading Chuck Wendig and John Scalzi’s blogs, I feel like I’m always getting word of rad new books to read (they host the 10 Things I Learned While Writing… and The Big Idea posts, respectively, in which authors talk about their experiences and motivations in writing). Add to […]

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Reading time! C’mon, grab your friends…

Dreams of my Father by Barack Obama Wow, that was good. I do not read political memoirs, but I do read personal memoirs that are set against political and cultural change or upheaval. And I do read books that underline how the political shapes the personal, yessir. My overwhelming feeling of this book is that […]

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Reading time: can’t get enough of the books, baby, edition

Blightborn by Chuck Wendig Alert readers will probably already know that I’m a big fan of El Wendigo. I’ve been following his blog, Terribleminds, for ages, and started reading his novels last year. Blightborn is the second in the Heartland trilogy (YA novels). The first, Under the Empyrean Sky, was an awesome kapow-pow adventure of a book, […]

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Reading time: shaking off the bookmarks edition

Hey friends, guess what time it is? If you guessed READING TIME then you win the prize! The prize is: the realisation of your innate self-worth, independent of your things, your body, your relationships and your labels. You, just you, are inherently worthy and wonderful. Now back to books! Obsidian and Blood by Aliette de […]

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Bookitty bookitty boo

Redshirts – John Scalzi It was always a matter of time before I read this one: I loved the premise of this book before I even read it. Redshirts, just to fill you in, are the extras who are inevitably killed off in Star Trek. Identified as lower-ranking staff by the red uniforms, their deaths […]

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Reading Time: Totally Booked

Under the Empyrean Sky – Chuck Wendig Holy crap, dude can write. I loved The Blue Blazes and Blackbirds, so I knew I was pretty well onto a good thing when I bought Under the Empyrean Sky. First up, big fat warning: it’s part of a series and it’s NOT self-contained. You end this book mid-climax, as the […]

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Bookin’ bookin’ booky books

Zoo City – Lauren Beukes Holy crap what a good book! I read Beukes’ Moxyland while overseas, and it really fizzed my wizz, if you know what I mean; I was so excited to have another of her books all queued up on the Kindle. And I think I like Zoo City even more: I suspect it has to […]

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