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Five star reviews — Oath of the Brotherhood

Posted by Shannon Haddock on April 13, 2015 in Kingkiller Chronicles praise, Reviews |

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.  I didn’t realize when I won it that it was Christian fantasy.  When I found out it was, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t like it . . . most Christian fiction I’ve read has been preachy enough that I would’ve found it annoying even if […]

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Five star reviews — Breakup by Dana Stabenow

Posted by Shannon Haddock on March 23, 2015 in Reviews |

This is a book I read because I’d read it ages ago and loved it.  I like the whole Kate Shugak series, what I’ve read of it anyway — I’m about ten books behind I think — but this is my favorite. The description, via Goodreads: In Breakup, Kate Shugak’s loyalties – to the land, […]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, the problems with star ratings, and escapist fiction

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 5, 2014 in Rants, Reviewing |

In college I briefly was an English major.  During this less than enjoyable time, I had to read many, many depressing stories.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” has come in my mind to represent all of them, partially because it was one of the final straws in me changing my major.  It was a brilliant story, an […]

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Thoughts on reviews and reviewing

Posted by Shannon Haddock on July 26, 2014 in Rants, Reviewing |

For reasons that are complicated to explain without getting into oddities of book promotion that I’m pretty sure most indie authors already know and no one else cares about, I’ve been reading lots of things to review them lately.   I’ve also just recently gotten in the habit, probably because of this (and possibly because […]

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Free copy!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on May 16, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission |

One free copy of Jake’s Last Mission — one free PRINT copy specifically — is available to the lucky winner of this giveaway!   https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/92447-jake-s-last-mission

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