Pro-tip: requesting review copies

Pro-tip: if you are going to request review copies from publishers it might not be wise to write a blog post about how you have too many books to read and are having a hard time being inspired to write reviews of said books. It might also be wise to read and review a few books in the relevant category just prior to making the request.

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Mojo Status: Lost

I feel like somehow an elemental form of chaos has invaded my life in viral, albeit subconscious, form and I can’t seem to fight it off. Time slips through my fingers at an alarming rate [it is almost May!] producing little but distractions and ennui. I have no energy nor focus for any significant task. Everything I own seems dinged up or in need of repair and/or cleaning but the process of rectifying this seems an insurmountable obstacle.  Every book I pick up seems flat. I can’t...

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Mojo Status: Lost

I feel like somehow an elemental form of chaos has invaded my life in viral, albeit subconscious, form and I can’t seem to fight it off. Time slips through my fingers at an alarming rate [it is almost May!] producing little but distractions and ennui. I have no energy nor focus for any significant task. Everything I own seems dinged up or in need of repair and/or cleaning but the process of rectifying this seems an insurmountable obstacle.  Every book I pick up seems flat. I can’t...

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May 6: Lynn Cullen @ Thurber House Evenings with Authors

Thurber House Evenings with Authors Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Columbus Museum of Art Details here Lynn Cullen has taken the true mystery and romance of Edgar Allen Poe and Frances Osgood, and the relationship they both shared with Poe’s young wife, and crafted a novel with as many twists and turns as one of Poe’s own tales. 

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Waking up was like reversing a burial

Waking up was like reversing a burial; I was a Cartesian brain alive in a coffin, aware of my own thoughts and the requirements of the living, but with no will to rise and proceed with my life. If it weren’t for my bladder, I might never have gotten up. I had to pee, therefore I was. Jason Porter, Why Are You So Sad? (which I am reading thanks to NetGalley)

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Unintended Christmas Vacation Hiatus

Sorry, I didn’t really mean to take an extended vacation from the site.  But preparing for, and then driving to Florida for vacation ended up meaning no posts for well over a week. I didn’t read a lot over the break (to much time on the beach and with family) but I still have plenty of books to review (November as theology month ended with a whimper not a bang).  Hopefully we can enter 2014 strong and build some momentum. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a...

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