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This is a one woman, no frills, adfree blog run by me, Jessica. I started this blog in August 2008 (with a break from 9/12-9/13) to talk about romance novels, which I had recently discovered, but I now blog about a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. I will read and blog about any book, including classics, literary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, YA, nonfiction, SFF, and even erotica of the octopus/interstellar/MFTMGBDSm variety.
In short, this blog is no place for a book snob.
about 2-3 times a week when I can, usually on the following topics:
- book reviews
- discussions of literary genre
- philosophy of fiction, especially ethical criticism
- reflections on book blogging
In “real life”, I’m a professor of philosophy and clinical ethicist. I specialize in ethical theory, bioethics and feminist theory. Although I teach an undergraduate Ethics and Fiction course, I am not an expert in literature or literary criticism. I indulge in occasional discussions of academic and even home life (you’ve been warned!)
I’m also a mom to two middle grade boys who read a lot. I tend to read along with them. Hence, the occasional MG or YA review. My husband is a history professor.
Here they are, way ahead of me as per usual, in France in summer 2013:
I rarely offer contests, giveaways, author interviews, advance reviews, publishing news, or memes. In other words, this is a blog for the “cool hour,” not a likely spot for excitement or controversy.
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