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Yep! I get this feeling pretty often, especially with sequels. They rarely manage to capture the magic that made me fall in love with the first book or movie in the franchise, so I'm always grumbling about that.

And, of course, there are sometimes books where I read the (cool, unique, high-stakes) premise and get all excited, and then I read Chapter One and say, "Well . . . it had potential."

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Yep. :'( It's like having a preset I can't turn off. Everything gets picked apart and analyzed, even when I'm trying to use reading to unwind after work. Over time I've grown a lot less tolerant of mistakes, too. Any more than three or four obvious ones in a novel-length book, and I catch myself mentally dropping it a star.

Writers' Cafe / Re: When typos aren't typos - HELP NEEDED!
« on: June 27, 2016, 04:06:26 PM »
Another vote for "keep as is." Your word choices feel more natural for the context, and they're still used often enough that readers will recognize and understand them, even those who don't read much historical fiction.

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The Book Corner / Re: How many at once?
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:21:32 AM »
Generally I stick to one or two at a time. I *can* keep several on the go if necessary, but I find the reading experience more immersive--and thus more enjoyable, imo--if I just tear straight through without getting sidetracked.

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The Book Corner / Re: Do you still visit the bookstore?
« on: March 12, 2016, 09:58:49 PM »
I love, love, love the couple independent bookstores within easy driving distance. Books are the go-to Christmas and birthday gifts in my family, and it's much more fun having an actual object to unwrap versus an eBook to download.  ;D

I've also noticed that "browsing fatigue" takes longer to kick in at a brick-and-mortar store. I can quite happily burn an hour or two picking through the shelves, whereas twenty minutes on Amazon about does me in. Might have something to do with the sheer volume of digital options--I get overwhelmed!

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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading? (2016 edition)
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:21:26 PM »
Currently working my way through The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Introductions & Welcomes / Toe-dipping, etc.
« on: February 28, 2016, 06:33:54 PM »
Hello everyone! I decided it was time for yet another writing forum membership--excited to be here. I grew up in rural Minnesota (aka Junior Canada) and, after earning a degree in Creative and Professional Writing, am currently dipping my toes into freelance beta reading and line editing.

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