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I’ve decided to try out another book tag for today.  Since I’ve having fun with these lately, look for them to become a new feature here.  I’m not really into tagging, so I’m just searching and grabbing the ones I like most. Apologies if this is some kind of major WordPress faux pas or breach of etiquette.

How do you find out about new books to read?

I find the majority of my new books/authors by either skimming through library listings, the Tor Publishing newsletter, or the ARC piles featured over at Whatever.

How has your taste in books changed since you got older?

I’d like to think my taste has gotten more refined over the years.  I also used to read a lot of political non-fiction as a teenager and I haven’t really been as into that since university.

How often do you buy books?

Rarely.  I probably only buy 2-3 a year, if that.  I am fortunate enough to live in an area with an excellent library network, giving my library card quite the workout.

How did you get into book reviewing?

A few years back I was looking for a hobby or some kind of creative outlet and after brainstorming ideas (and realizing I didn’t have sufficient time or space for home brewing), I decided upon a blog.  Blogging had the added benefit of forcing me to write more frequently, something that doesn’t always come easy to me. I initially had some trouble deciding on a theme, but here I am nearly three and a half years later still posting about beer and books.  Not sure I really fit into either the beer blogger or the book blogger world, but I’m having fun doing my thing which was exactly the point.

How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

Usually just feel a bit disappointed.  I suppose I have on occasion taken my frustrations to the internet, but what else can you do?

How often do you sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

Never!  Is this a thing?!?!

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