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Beyond Banned…

This week my mom pointed me to a NPR article, Beyond Banned, that I thought was worth sharing. I take huge, gigantic issue with censorship and banning of books, so even though this isn’t strictly related to speculative fiction, I … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The March release I’ve waited for since I was twelve

I first read the then-available books in Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children series (The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, and The Plains of Passage) when I was in seventh and eighth grade, and have … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Twenty-four

Day Twenty-four – Best quote This is auto-scheduled, of course, because right now I’m in the frozen white tundra of my home town, enjoying Christmas Eve dinner and festivities with my family. Happy Christmas, to those of you who celebrate! … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Twenty-one

Day Twenty-one – Favorite fictional romantic relationship Anne Shirley and Gilberty Blythe. I’m sure at this point, this isn’t surprising. I’ve mentioned how much Anne of Green Gables shaped my childhood, right?

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Reading Meme – Day Twelve

Day Twelve – A book you’ve read more than twice There’s a good number of these. I’m a re-reading fool. Here are a few favorites, however. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams Anne of Green Gables – … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Ten

Day Ten – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving The Hunt for Red October. My stepdad was (is) a fan of Tom Clancy’s, and seeing how much he’d read and enjoyed Clancy’s novels made me … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Nine

Day Nine – Best scene ever I struggled with this choice more than some of the others in the meme. So many scenes came to mind. I kept coming back to two very different ones. They strike me for very, … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Eight

Day Eight – Your favorite work in translation Even though it means wading though Victor Hugo’s philosophical and political digressions, Les Misérables is still my favorite work in translation. In honorable mention, I give you The Name of the Rose … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day Five

Day Five – A book you hate I have a pretty even tie for this recognition: Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life. Both were required reading for me as … Continue reading

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Reading Meme – Day One

I’ve shamelessly filched this from Waiting for Fairies. It’s a neat idea, and maybe a way to let people know that I really am around, and the blog really is still going. Day One – Your favorite series of books (with … Continue reading

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