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Question: Does Bonus Material Add Value?

Question: Does Bonus Material Add Value?

The standard book includes the cover art, the story itself, and things like the author’s backlist, their bio, maybe a glossary of terms, etc. But, occasionally a novel goes above and beyond by throwing in things like maps, illustrations, family trees, a note to readers, a preview of the next installment, or if we’re talking […]

— Posted March 12, 2015 by Carmel / 41 Comments
Question: Have You Ever Played Hooky To Read?

Question: Have You Ever Played Hooky To Read?

Confession time! But first, I feel like this post should come with a disclaimer, so if there’s even the remotest possibility that your boss might see your answer if you leave a comment, and you could jeopardize your job as a result, ZIP IT. Ok, now that that’s done with I’d like to clarify that […]

— Posted March 5, 2015 by Carmel / 47 Comments
Question: Do You Multi-Task While Listening To Audiobooks?

Question: Do You Multi-Task While Listening To Audiobooks?

I discovered the marvels of audiobooks back in 2011 with Richelle Mead’s GEORGINA KINCAID series, and from there started listening to roughly one title a month. I didn’t take an immediate liking to them, struggled with my fair share of crappy narrators, and learned the hard way that anything over 20 hours caused me to […]

— Posted February 26, 2015 by Carmel / 131 Comments
Question: What Are Your SFF Deal Breakers?

Question: What Are Your SFF Deal Breakers?

One of the things I love most about reading speculative fiction is that almost anything is possible; a man can turn into a wolf, power isn’t measured by one’s size, time travel exists, and eternity takes on a whole new meaning when immortality is on the table. However, there are a few steadfast rules that […]

— Posted February 19, 2015 by Carmel / 105 Comments
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