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An Exciting Discovery About Living In the Philippines

People!! My book friends in particular and especially!!! Did you know there is an Australian Gutenberg? You probably did. And did you know Australia’s copyright laws are different from the U.S? You very likely do know this. But did you also know that here in the Philippines **I*can access Australia’s Project Gutenberg collection freely? Do […]

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Read in February

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, amazing book.  I cried a lot. I have not seen the movie.  This is the true story of WW2 era track athlete, elite member of a bomb crew (by elite, I mean one of those most likely to die) and American POW in a Japanese internment camp, Louis Zamperini.  He experienced brutal treatment at […]

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Comstock’s Nature Study and the Value of ‘I Do Not Know.’

WHEN AND WHY THE TEACHER SHOULD SAY ” I DO NOT KNOW ” No science professor in any university, if he be a man of high attainment, hesitates to say to his pupils, ” I do not know/’ if they ask for information beyond his knowledge. The greater his scientific reputation and erudition, the more […]

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Books for your Kindle Collections

1.99 Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads, by Dee Brown (Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) 2.99 for Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale FREE: A Noble LIfe, by Dina Maria Mulock Craik: Amazon Review: The last Earl of Cairnforth is born severely disabled, just days after the […]

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Two Versions of Heidi

I posted about this before, sharing excerpts from two different versions of Heidi.  Here’s another example: Much later in the book, Heidi at last gets to return home.  She has come home with a fair sum of money the grandfather wishes her to put away to save. She asks instead if she can’t use it to buy daily white […]

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