Category Archives: Ginger’s Narcissistic One-Body Book Club

Finding Comfort in the Need for Roots

I suspect that this is the second time (and perhaps not the last) in my working life as an adult when it will be my job to put on my game face, stiffen the ol’ upper lip, and go help … Continue reading

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Tales That Outlive Their Tellers

Recently, my great aunt Cleo Caraway passed away. She was 89 years old, still living in her own home, and was (by all reports) vividly and entirely herself right up to the end. I can’t say that I knew Cleo … Continue reading

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Ginger’s Narcissistic One-Body Book Club Presents: What Information Wants

Read on its own, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age (McSweeney’s, 2014) is naturally of a piece with arguments that its author has been making for years concerning copyright, creative work, and the realm … Continue reading

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Ginger’s Narcissistic One-Body Book Club Presents: Letters from the Empire

One of the things I really like about following a long-running book series is that eventually, the characters and even the language of the stories start to feel like home. They are family, in a way, foibles and all. Once … Continue reading

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Ginger’s Narcissistic One-Body Book Club Presents: Travels in a Strange Country

A little while ago, I bloviated about a book series that I really like: Deborah Coates’ books about Hallie Michaels. When I wrote that post, I was still waiting for the newest book in the series, Strange Country, to arrive. Most … Continue reading

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Ginger’s Narcissistic One-Body Book Club Presents: Woman, not "Woman"…

[I read lots of books. Sometimes I feel like talking about them.] I’m currently waiting (eagerly!) for the latest book by Deborah Coates, Strange Country (due out on May 27). It’s the third book she’s written about a character who I’ve … Continue reading

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