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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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A Tale of Two Heidis

The illustration to the left is from an older book, a full translation. This first bit of text is from an abridgement, or more accurately, a ‘retelling.’  Read it, picturing the story in your mind (make a movie of it, or a series of book illustrations): “Clara could hardly control her excitement when she learned […]

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Reading: Sea of Skulls

Vox Day’s Sea of Skulls The prologue and opening chapter feature a stomach churning horrible attack on a local feudal lord’s holdings and a subsequent rape of the only survivor by orcs and a favorable description of a intimate union between a sorcerer and a young woman who possesses latent magical talents. Because of a […]

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Watts: Discerning the judgement of others on books

Previously Basically, he’s been discussing under what conditions should you let somebody else’s opinions of a book inform or sway you. This is worth thinking about, and thinking about carefully. What he says applies not only to books but other forms of media as well. XI. When you hear any person pretending to give his […]

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