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Amanda McCrina was born in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Sendai, Japan. She received her BA in History and Political Science from the University of West Georgia. She also studied for two years at Geneva College, outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and for one semester in Rome, Italy. She has a particular interest in twentieth-century warfare and Roman military history.

Other interests include film, coffee, graphic design, ice hockey, and Star Wars.


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Top Ten TuesdayBriefly, the top ten places books have made me want to visit.



The American West, thanks to too many Westerns and horse stories to name specifically. Apart from a transfer in Houston airport, I’ve never been further west (in the States) than Jackson, Mississippi.
Wales, thanks mostly to Rosemary Sutcliff and Stephen Lawhead.
Spain, thanks jointly to Hemingway and Orwell.
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I found this one pretty unreadable. Lots of vagueness and speculation...which would be all right, one sometimes has to do some speculating when dealing with ancient history, but the speculations come off more as the author's wishful thinking than any ...more
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Gustave Flaubert
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
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Flannery O'Connor
“Week before last I went to Wesleyan and read “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” After it I went to one of the classes where I was asked questions. There were a couple of young teachers there and one of them, an earnest type, started asking the questions. “Miss O’Connor,” he said, “why was the Misfit’s hat black?” I said most countrymen in Georgia wore black hats. He looked pretty disappointed. Then he said, “Miss O’Connor, the Misfit represents Christ, does he not?” “He does not,” I said. He looked crushed. “Well, Miss O’Connor,” he said, “what is the significance of the Misfit’s hat?” I said it was to cover his head; and after that he left me alone. Anyway, that’s what’s happening to the teaching of literature.”
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Stephen Colbert
“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”
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Rosemary Sutcliff
“But tonight, because Rome had fallen and Felix was dead, because of Valerius’s shame, the empty hut seemed horribly lonely, and there was a small aching need in him for somebody to notice, even if they were not glad, that he had come home.”
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“The young Centurion, who had been completely still throughout, said very softly, as though to himself, "Greater love hath no man--" and Justin thought it sounded as though he were quoting someone else.”
Rosemary Sutcliff, The Silver Branch

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Hazel West I'm glad you're enjoying it =)


Amanda McCrina Hazel wrote: "Just ordered your book last night! Can't wait to get it =)"

Excellent! Btw, I'm reading through "On a Foreign Field" right now and very much enjoying it. :-)


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Hazel West Just ordered your book last night! Can't wait to get it =)


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