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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee, Bob Reed
Collection: The Tailor of Panama / Our Game / The Night Manager
John le Carré
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Above Suspicion
Helen MacInnes
Progress: 48/343 pages
Detective Inspector Huss
Helene Tursten
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 340/928 pages
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle

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In Defense of a Liberal Education - Fareed Zakaria
Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News - A. Brad Schwartz
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 - Penance Day

Tasks for Penance Day: Tell us – what has recently made you stop in your tracks and think? –OR– What was a big turning point in your life? –OR– Penance Day is a holiday of the Protestant church, which dates its origins, in large parts, to Martin Luther, who published his “95 Theses” exactly 500 years ago this year. Compile a catalogue of theses (it needn’t be 95) about book blogging! What suggestions or ideas would you propose to improve the experience of book blogging?

 

1. Be honest.  Ultimately, you're not going to do anybody any favors by holding back on your opinion or by sparing anybody out of misunderstood politeness.  That doesn't mean, "be rude".  But honesty is, largely, what book blogging is all about.

Keep things varied and diverse. 

2. By the same token, also be courteous and appreciative of / responsive to the people who read your blog.  Remember they don't have to -- they could be doing something else instead.  (Like, writing their own blogs ... or playing with their pets.)

3. Say at least a little bit about the reasons why you like / dislike a given book, or care about a given topic.  Nobody likes Amazon-style "this rox" or "this sux" reviews (for an obvious reason), and if you're going to the trouble of writing a blog post to begin with, you might as well doing it right.

4, And most of all, in a community like BookLikes: Participate, participate, participate!!