Good books, bad books, and personal taste

From Rick: Way back in the Stone Age (pre-Internet), book reviews were done mostly by literary professionals, or by those supposedly in a position to give educated opinions. Individual readers had very limited public voice in such things. These were

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The genre trap: classifying your book

From Rick: Recently I’ve had several questions regarding how to figure out how to classify a book genre-wise. Some of these questions have dealt with the differences between biographies and historical fiction as well as some interesting misconceptions when it

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A quiz on last post’s reading material

From Rick: I’m just coming off a busy, week-long vacation to the California National Parks (King’s Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite, Death Valley) plus other places of interest along the way, so I’m going to keep this week’s post short. Besides, I’ll

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