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Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth
"The cover! The cover! I adore this cover! So much awesomesauce with this cover!"
The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo
" Thank you! "
Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema
"Borreguita and the Coyote has very cute illustrations, and I like the idea that a little lamb is able to cunningly outsmart a stalking coyote (the coyote reminds me a bit of the big bad wolf, so common in European folktales and culture). The tale..." Read more of this review »
Chris and 12 other people liked Gundula's review of The Secret Footprints:
The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez
"The Secret Footprints was and actually still is a lovely and at times thought-provoking folktale (one I reread regularly). I love both the story and the illustrations, although I have to admit, that the depictions of the ciguapas with their backwa..." Read more of this review »
Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
"Having liked The Sleeper and the Spindle , I assumed I'd enjoy another reworked fairy tale by him.

Be warned, Gaiman doesn't really rework Hansel and Gretel like he did with Sleeping Beauty, he just enlarges on it, adding minor changes along the wa..." Read more of this review »
Chris made a comment on her review of Mornings in Jenin
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
" Tasnem wrote: "I'm sorry Chris for that but I think you should know many things about both of their issues before you decide that you might oppress on ...more"
Chris made a comment in the group Mount TBR 2015Hey Zeus, baby - Chris' climb topic
" 1. America's Most Haunted: 13 of America's Most Haunted Places
2.The Iron King
3.The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files
4.The Treasure of the City of L
Luther by Neil Cross
" Welcome. "
Chris rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The World of Odysseus by Moses I. Finley
The World of Odysseus
by Moses I. Finley
read in January, 2015
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Quite frankly, I don't know why anyone would see Homer as a good study of what was, but Finley's quasi rebuttal is packed full of data and insight.
Chris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Trojan War by Eric H. Cline
The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction
by Eric H. Cline (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Short and good. It will stuff your brain. Good companion to Wood.
More of Chris's books…
Hallgrímur Helgason
“No, it's not gun-holder, it's Gunhilda.”
Hallgrímur Helgason, The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning

“Dear Frozen Yogurt,
You are the celery of desserts. Be ice cream or be nothing. Zero stars.”
Ron Swanson, It's Not the Size of the Boat: Embracing Life with a Micropenis

Jacqueline Patricks
“Why use profanity in real life and writing? Because sometimes 'darn it' just doesn't cut it.”
Jacqueline Patricks

Clare B. Dunkle
“Kate had never in her life seen such frightful deformities, and the goblins had never seen such a hideous dress.”
Clare B. Dunkle, The Hollow Kingdom

Philip Sharp
“The right to free speech and the unrealistic expectation to never be offended can not coexist.”
Philip Sharp

Year in Reading 2014 (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 03, 2015 12:46PM
Description: A review of 2014
Hale Pisses Me Off (and I'm not talking about the Cat Lady) (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 21, 2014 05:09PM
Description: essay
Readers and Fans (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 30, 2013 09:40AM
Description: A look at what a reader is
West's Return Review (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 30, 2013 09:38AM
Description: just a copy of a review I posted
Reviewing (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 20, 2012 04:37AM
Description: Comment on reviewing and responses to it.
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30527 Into the Forest — 981 members — last activity Jan 26, 2015 06:58PM
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Welcome to the Beyond Reality SF&F discussion group on GoodReads. In Beyond Reality, each of our members may nominate one SF and one fantasy book per ...more
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217 Banned Books — 4350 members — last activity Jan 26, 2015 10:19AM
To celebrate our love of reading books that people see fit to ban throughout the world. We abhor censorship and promote freedom of speech.
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2011 Reading Challenge
Chris has completed her goal of reading 200 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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2012 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge
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