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The Barrage is Finally Over!

I just published the final two index pages, and shouldn’t be hitting you up with all those notifications any more. Even if there are errors that will need to be corrected, I don’t think you’ll get notices for them.  Thank you for your patience. I ended up only adding about 45 new reviews, though it …

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I’m About to Unleash a Blogging Barrage

I appreciate all of you who follow Notes in the Margin, so I wanted to give you a heads-up: I’m about to unleash a blogging barrage. When my blog broke back in 2018, I was able to copy the text of all my old posts and dump it into a text file. After my hosting …

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Millions of WordPress sites receive forced patch for critical plugin flaw | Engadget

If you’re running WordPress with the UpdraftPlus plugin, you should definitely confirm that the plugin updated automatically Source: Millions of WordPress sites receive forced patch for critical plugin flaw | Engadget I know a lot of book bloggers publish with WordPress. If you’re using the UpdraftPlus plugin with WordPress, you’ll definitely want to read this …

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Why I Blog

Looking over some blogging resources recently reminded me that the first question would-be bloggers are encouraged to consider is why they blog. But as soon as I started to dismiss this directive as so obvious as to not merit consideration, I realized that, although I’ve certainly answered this question in my own mind, I’ve never …

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2022: My Year of Unplanned Reading

Writer Eve Peyser had a good reading year in 2021. Here’s why: “I got myself to regularly read this year because I abandoned all notions about what I “should” be reading (the classics, the entries on “best of” lists) and instead, do whatever I want. . . . As it turns out, books are fun …

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Colorful fireworks against a night sky with overlay: 2022

Welcome, 2022!

(Feature Photo by Moritz Knöringer on Unsplash ) After the debacle of 2021, I’ve been awaiting the arrival of 2022 with high ambivalence. When I woke up this morning and remembered that today is the first day of 2022, the phrase guarded optimism immediately came to mind.  So, in the spirit of guarded optimism, I …

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stack of 3 books plus open book with pen. Title: The Best Books I Read in 2021

The Best Books I Read in 2021

I had intended to have a much fuller report of my 2021 reading to post, but time has caught up with me. So here’s the short version. I read 41 books this year, with a total of 13,139 pages.  Shortest book: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (164 pages)  Longest book: Second Generation by …

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