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Book Review: Understanding The Great Gatsby

Understanding Great Literature:  Understanding The Great Gatsby, by Michael J. Wyly This is an excellent book about an excellent book.  I happen to like the Great Gatsby a lot [1], although I did not read it until I read it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding To Kill A Mockingbird

Understanding Great Literature:  Understanding To Kill A Mockingbird, by Catherine Bernard There is a bit of an irony about this book.  Actually, there are several layers of irony.  For one, this book was written in the early 2000’s, before Harper … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faeries

Faeries, described and illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee My thoughts on this book are deeply mixed.  On the one hand, the paintings and drawing included here are immensely beautiful and often whimsical and imaginative, and that is something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of Wizards

The Way Of Wizards, by Tom Cross In reading this book I kept on waiting for the other shoe to drop.  What game was this book referencing?  What fictional world was the author trying to appropriate or encourage the reader … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prophet

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran This is the sort of book that it is all too easy to tear into.  An equally critical but less kind reader than myself, especially one familiar with New Age writing [1], would see in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Atlas Of Middle Earth

The Atlas Of Middle Earth, by Karen Wynn Fonstad In the lengthy introduction to this book, the author comments about how much in-demand an updated and revised and paperback version of this book had been in demand from the time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battle Town

Battle Town, by Richard Buxton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BooksGoSocial.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should be noted at the outset that this book is technically a standalone short story, and an … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Jane Austen Education

A Jane Austen Education:  How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, And The Things That Really Matter, by William Deresiewicz Reading this book was a bittersweet experience for me.  This is not necessarily the author’s heart, as this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen For Dummies

Jane Austen For Dummies, by Joan Klingel Ray At least occasionally I pick up a Dummies guide and enjoy reading through it [1], and in this case there would be few people more qualified to write this book, as the … Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Aware It Was A Race

This morning at about 6:30AM or so, I was getting ready to leave for work when it appeared as if everyone was rustling about for one reason or another.  As I was getting ready to head out the door someone … Continue reading

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