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When is not #Writing, Writing? #IWSG

The year-end vacation was a break of dreams: a few days in the middle of an Indonesian village reading books and more books, and listening to no noise other than that of birds. Well, a distant cow or two, and the rather demanding cats who made sure we shared our breakfasts, with their long, purr-ey…

What’s the Best Book You’ve Ever Read? #AmReading

What’s your ‘best book ever’ — this was a question I came across in a reading group. A lot of readers named the Potter series, some listed romance and scifi titles, and the rest came down hard on them, for not appreciating ‘the classics’ and ‘literary’ books. To me, the word ‘best’ is subjective, in…

What would your Fake Book Cover say? #reading

I loved this article on using a Fake Book Cover I read recently: Some people have been known to lie about reading certain books in order to make themselves look smart. But nobody pretends to read certain books to make themselves look deranged or perverted. Nobody but comedian Scott Rogowsky that is. Not only that…

Are Readers Entitled to Read Books for Free? #Amreading #Amwriting

Pirating e-books is not a new trend. Right after ebooks hit big time, torrent content became something of a norm, spoken about in hushed tones by readers the world over. ‘Read books for free’ became a cool thing. I recently read this article from an author about her frustrations with piracy. She questioned readers’ conscience:…