15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge (I’m catching up!) Day 3’s challenge was: Who are your blogging BFFs? I’m going to take some liberties with this one (shocker, right?) by changing blogging BFFs to blogging inspirations. Not to take away from the friendly relationships I have with other bloggers. But BFF has such a personal… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 2/15

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And, yup, it’s even MORE from the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge! (Yes, I’m still on that.) Here’s the continuation the first task, Make 15 Book Related Confessions……… Confession #2: Sometimes I don’t like books because I don’t like their authors.   I never finished the Liveship Traders books.  I got through the first two – which was quite an accomplishment… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2

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This is Day 2 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge. Today’s challenge is: What’s your bedtime reading ritual? Well, gee, I don’t usually talk about ANY of my bedtime rituals on here, but if you insist…….. In all seriousness, though, I wish I had one. I wish I fell asleep reading stories. Sadly most of… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 1/15

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Ok, it’s Day 1 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge. (Ok, actually Day 1 was a couple days ago…. shut up, I’m working on it! At least I’ve got the right week. I think) Anyway, Day 1’s challenge was: Make 15 Book-Related Confessions Now what happened when I sat down to confess my 15… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge

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Good Books, Good Wine is doing a 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, and, well, I’m sort of a book blogger. Right? I mean, in between the pirates and politics there are book-related things going on here! But, whatever. I like doing fun things, and a Book Blogger Challenge sounds like fun things to me! Here’s from April over at… Read more »

Frustration – and VICTORY – at WIPO

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Today is a good day. The treaty will be a reality and should be signed by Friday. — World Blind Union (@BlindUnion) June 25, 2013 Only one week into the World Intellectual Property Organization’s conference in Morocco, and the diplomats have done their job! Well, some of the diplomats anyway. Over the course of the… Read more »

Call to arms TUEBLovers! Diplomatic Conference on Allowing Books to be Accessible to the Blind starts TODAY

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This is a call to arms, TUEBLovers! The next ten days are crucial in the battle for access to creative and cultural material. Today in Morocco, representatives from over a hundred countries are meeting to discuss a treaty to improve blind and visually impaired individuals’ access to books. Fantastic, right? Can you imagine, fellow bookworms, if your vast library… Read more »

SMILE – We have a winner!

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Thank you all for the ton of smiles you submitted for Smile Month! And as promised we randomly selected a winner. Behold, Adeel and A Short History of Nearly Everything: A GREAT reading choice, by the way. I love Bill Bryson. Or….. his books, at least. (Though I’m sure the guy himself is quite the charmer too! ) The… Read more »

Rarasaur Reblog: “Are We Really Supposed to Believe?”

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I’m an avid fantasy reader. My school years were spent trying to explain magic rings and talking swords to my smirking friends and less-than-appreciative English teachers. My reading choices may not have given me a good grasp of classic literature, history, or social commentary (though Ursula K LeGuin may beg to differ…) but they did… Read more »