Second Hand Books are Wild


Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...
Do you remember BookCrossing? It’s been years since I last logged in. Funny that I was thinking of the book which I had last read the last time I was at the site. I couldn’t remember the author or the title, but there it was, first on my profile page.

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”

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Book Binding Arts in Canada

There were only two groups I could find but there are likely lots of Canadian book artists. Add your links in the comments (moderated – they won’t automatically show up when you post).

 

 

 

Canadian group promoting art bookbinding. French-Canadian site.

 

 

 

Supports the development of the book arts in Canada.
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Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Authors I Have Liked

This post is a place to share the books and authors I really have enjoyed. I follow most of these writers on Twitter as well. I like to see how their writing routine works – when they’re actually writing and not just talking to hopeful writers. I also hear about what they are working on and what’s coming next in the series.… Read the rest

Bookpacking is Such a Great Word

bookwithbookmarkI first heard of the word, bookpacking, in the Suite101 post. I think it is great to have an actual, understandable, word for something I have been doing since I learned to read.

In the bookpacking post the writer combines bookpacking with exercise. I haven’t always done it that way, at least not deliberately. I do take the bus, walk along downtown, go shopping or even take a day trip or road trip.… Read the rest

Bookpacking

Bookpacking is custom made for people who like to read. Many backpackers have packed a tattered paperback novel into their rucksack in case they are held hostage by rain pummeling the outside of their tents.

Packing a book for a bike trip, a hike or boating excursion engages both the body and the mind into an outing.

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Reading and Writing Mysteries

This was originally part of the Suite101 University ecourses offered for free. I wanted to preserve the information for myself and others as Suite101 is taking all of the ecourse University content down.

Mysteries

By Janet Blaylock

Introduction

This course is a pre-requisite to “Writing Mysteries.”

What are your favorite genres? Romance perhaps? Maybe it’s Adventures or Comedies?

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What Do Guys Read?

guysreadIf you look at the fiction for boys and young men, there isn’t a lot to choose from. I noticed this years ago as my nephew (Zack) was growing up. Now Zack is almost 16. He reads books from the regular fiction. But, once in awhile he backtracks to something he read as a boy. He has a loyalty to the books he liked, he will read them again and again.… Read the rest

Interesting Groups Found on GoodReads

Dystopias and Social Critiques

The Alternative World

Apocalypse Whenever

Hard SF– Where the reality of the science counts.

Urban Fantasy

Cozy Mysteries

Dragon and Magic Lovers – For those who like books that include dragons.

Wicca and Witchcraft – Discussing Paganism and books about Wicca and Witchcraft.

Witches Brew – Books with Witches in them.… Read the rest