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Year of Bookmarking Dangerously

I have a problem with reading: I cannot stick to just one book. The other night, reading in bed, my wife asked, “What are you reading? Did you finish the other book?” No, I think to myself. No, I haven’t, damn my weak will. “Oh, I’m just sort of dipping in and out,” I responded.…
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January 8, 2018 0

Hardcover, Softcover, Digital

RPGaDay Day #8 asks: Hardcover, softcover, digital? What is your preference? If you look for the most significant impact on my gaming habits this year, you need to look no further than Symbaroum. A beautiful hardcover book filled with glorious illustrations with a dark and brooding cover image. The internal presentation of this book simply…
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August 17, 2016 0

B is for Books

That (below) is a picture of a sliver of one bookshelf. I think my bookshelves both excite and frighten me in equal measure. You might care to throw some curiosity into the recipe and a dash of love. I do love books. No doubt about it. People take holidays, I buy books. I would much…
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April 2, 2016 4

Reading Shadow of the Demon Lord: Part 1

OK. So I picked Shadow of the Demon Lord up at Conception last weekend. Actually, I won it in the raffle at the end, which I appreciated a lot. I had my eye on the game for a while and picked up a bit of the electronic stuff, but the book I had on a sort…
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February 7, 2016 0

Reading and Writing

Heck, today is just going to have to be one of those days when I simply type something out for the sake of typing. That isn’t to say that I might not turn this into something with a little more purpose and value. However, to do that certainly normally requires that I have some measure…
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October 31, 2015 0

Random Acts of Reading

My approach to reading bothers me. I’m not certain whether it amounts to a lack of focus, a sense of boredom (upon a single topic) or the over-excited edge of wanting to read everything and now. I can’t simply read one book. I apparently have to read ten at the same time. And that’s just…
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June 24, 2015 0

Reading Is Fun

Reading about Sir Francis Walsingham and the shadowy war of espionage and counter-intelligence in the Court of Queen Elizabeth has been entertaining me on multiple levels. I’m covering several bases here – which is nice. Firstly, it’s my period of choice. I never consciously made a decision to solely focus on one period, but somehow…
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October 30, 2014 0

A New Leaf Turned

I impressed myself this year. I read 28 books. Yes, some were a little short, but some were quite long. I also abortively started some, like Will Self’s short stories, and only got halfway… that more than a 100 pages uncatalogued against my target. Time spent, time lost. With two days of 2011 to go…
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December 30, 2011 0