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Kaethe Kaethe said: " 2014 December 11

Natasha read it aloud, showing me the pictures and everything. It killed me when she did the screams

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2013 December 17

I love it and look forward to reading it to someone every christmas for the rest of my life.

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Kaethe Kaethe said: " I couldn't go on reading The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo without reminding myself how Dumas writes, and starting this story, which I only vaguely know of. "

 
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
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1 Jan 1988
The travails of trying to order a pizza, Valhalla in London, and unexpected encounters with Thor. I loved it.

16 September, 2012
Tash talked me into watching Thor, which I enjoyed enormously. And it reminded me of Adams' Thor, committing an A
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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I watched this on PBS once long ago. It's a modern take on the fairy tale about the fisherman's wife. Whereas in the fairy tale the fisherman is the protagonist, here it would be the fish. George Orr is remarkable in only two ways. He is utterly, ...more
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Too Many Moose by Lisa Bakos
Too Many Moose
by Lisa Bakos
read in November, 2016
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Demonstrating once again that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, assuming you consider moose to be a good thing. Which they are, apparently: they make charming friends and they prepare delicious treats. Moose walking around on their ...more
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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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23 Nov 2000

My favorite of the trilogy. Pullman ended it appropriately, I think. What I love is all the modern world physics mixed in.

3 Oct 2016

Neither of the girls let me read them the whole series, nor read it themselves. Sigh. Oh, well, although I
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Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
Julia's House for Lost Creatures
by Ben Hatke (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2016
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I liked the book so much that as soon as I finished reading it I went back and read it again, and took more time to examine all the art, which is rewarding in that Hatke includes images from his other books. And since I’ve loved every one of this ...more
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Othello by William Shakespeare
Othello
by William Shakespeare
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Oct 28, 2016

Othello - William Shakespeare Not a fave. Othello seems rather stupidly gullible. And Iago is just so over-the-top-evil that I never really buy it. Although I do enjoy the idea of those swarthy Italians (in the English view) lo
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Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
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This was one of the first Discworld books I ever read, and I wouldn't recommend it as a good place to start. There's Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg (and Greebo) which is to the good, but Death makes only a token appe
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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads Author)
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Marchetta does not play around with small potatoes: fifteen years after a notorious terrorist bomb explodes in London everyone who was in any way involved is forced to reexamine their previous assumptions when a bomb goes off on the bus of a group of ...more
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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
by Daphne du Maurier
read in October, 2016
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DuMaurier is not kind to women in any of her works. She doesn’t include many, and the are for the most part a very passive bunch. Despite knowing that, this year I’ve devoted my All Hallows horror reads to Gothic, and this is very, very Gothic. ...more
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“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
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