Category Archives: Books

Social Justice Warriors as Thought Police

In an effort to remove the jackboots of the Social Justice Warrior crowd off the neck of the Hugo awards and writers who don’t play politics the way the SJW want them to (including those who don’t want to play politics at all)- a campaign called Sad Puppies 3 was started- more about the back […]

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Canadian Books

This is a quirky list, because there are only two criteria for putting a title on this list: 1.  that book is or has been in my possession, and 2. it’s got some connection to Canada. My first three years of school were in Canada. We moved there when I was nearly 3, and we […]

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Fifty Best, Fifty Worst Books

About a year ago, the Intercollegiate Review published a list of what they called the best fifty books of the 20th century.  I’ve read about a dozen of them, although I’m relieved I can say that in my dozen are 4 out of the top 5. We can add just a few more if we merely […]

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In Which the DHM Kicks Herself For Not Practicing What She’s Preached

I have blogged about this before, CM and Slow Reading, quoted Miss Mason: “Novels are our lesson books only so far as we give thoughtful, considerate reading to such novels as are also literature.” I’ve written about the slow-reading movement, quoted Lindsay Waters: …slowing down can produce a deeply profound quiet that can overwhelm your […]

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Composition, IV

There’s a lot of material below, fleshing out the items I put in this handy printable chart you can save and keep in your own notebook, or post to the fridge.  To print, click on the picture to enlarge. Set your printer orientation to landscape, and this is important, set the margins to .25.   […]

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