AJ OConnell

AJ OConnell

Ed tech content writer, journalist

A.J. writes about edtech and sales for B2B companies. A journalist with more than 15 years of experience, she still pitches and publishes regularly.

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Shippan Point home offers stunning views

Getting up in the morning would be a lot easier if one were waking up to a panoramic view of the Stamford Harbor.

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7 Standalone Novels for Science Fiction Lovers

Recently, we published a list of standalone novels for fantasy lovers. But you know what else comes in series? Science fiction. For some reason, it's slightly easier to find standalone science fiction...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let My Toddler Destroy His Board Books

The first time my son destroyed a book in front of me, he was eight months old, and I think I yelped out loud.“No, no! We do nice! We treat books with respect,” is what I started to say wh...

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How Honest Should You Be When You Review Self-published Books?

I'm a dedicated Goodreads user. For years, I've been recording and rating everything I read over there. Recently, though, I've started avoiding the site, because I can't bring myself to give self-publ...

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George R. R. Martin Doesn’t Owe Us An Explanation

This has been said, over and over, but apparently it needs to be said:It's not okay to bully your favorite creators.Over the weekend, George R.R. Martin published a series of LiveJournal posts....

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I’m Leaning Into My Reading Slump

I’m in a reading slump, but this time I’m going to try to think of it as an opportunity.It’s a pretty bad slump; I have a pile of three very thick novels on my nightstand, a list of books I...