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Bookish Question #114 | Flashbacks in fiction—do you love them or loathe them?

Flashbacks in fiction—do you love them or loathe them?

Yes. Both. Sometimes I love flashbacks in fiction. And sometimes I loathe them. I love flashbacks when they are done well—when there is a scene from the character’s history that explains why they’re making the (often stupid) decisions they’re making today. Or a scene that explains the predicament they’re in today, and how they got …

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Bookish Question | Week 107 | Do you buy and/or read books from debut authors?

Do you buy and/or read books from debut authors?

Yes—both. I get a lot of books from debut authors from NetGalley. I’ve now been reviewing for several years, so some of these once-debut authors are now established writers who’ve been added to my must-read list—authors like Kara Isaac, Melissa Tagg, and Becky Wade. I have also reviewed books for many debut indie (self-published) authors. …

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