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Chris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
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Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. When I found out I got approved for this, whatever noise I made, got everyone on in the office to ask me what happened.

Seriously, someone give Terry Pratchett the Nobel already.

This is a collection of Pratchett’s ear
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Unlearning Liberty by Greg Lukianoff
" The speech codes are the most intersting because you can see the struggle for how to deal with harassment. "
Ghosts by Roger  Clarke
" I enjoyed it. If you like ghost stories, it is worth reading. "
Chris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Unlearning Liberty by Greg Lukianoff
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As I was reading this book, a friend asked if the author wasn’t a bit boy who cried wolf.
Maybe, but maybe not.
Freedom of Speech issues really interest me, especially when at times I have seen a double standard (for instance a student refusing to st
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Chris rated a book 5 of 5 stars
How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry  Deutsch
How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1)
by Barry Deutsch (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Okay this book is like 6 shades of awesome. It’s just freaking wonderful. See Mirka wants to slay dragons, but her stepmother (who is not evil) just wants her to learn how to knit. Mirka is also an Orthodox Jew so there is a certain issue about her f ...more
How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry  Deutsch
How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry  Deutsch
"I haven't gotten to it yet, but last night the PandaBat plundered my library pile. She gobbled it up like an ice cream sundae. With sprinkles.

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Ah, well, now I understand."
How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry  Deutsch
"This is a fun graphic novel about a spunky girl named Mirka who is determined to be a heroine, preferably by fighting dragons. However, Mirka lives in an orthodox Jewish community named Hereville, with a demanding stepmother, lots of siblings and..." Read more of this review »
Chris rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Locke & Key, Volume 1 by Joe Hill
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There are parts of this I really like, the competition and friendship between two girls for instance. It does seem to be a good homage to Lovecraft. I have read some Lovecraft, but I am not an expert. It still goes all male comic on you with the wome ...more
Chris rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Ghosts by Roger  Clarke
Ghosts: A Natural History: 500 Years of Searching for Proof
by Roger Clarke (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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I finished this book, and I was left with a question.
How do you keep live sparrows in your anus? Inquiring minds want to know.
That aside, this is a rather interesting look at the use of ghosts in English memory, landscape, fiction, and folklore. Th
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[on Twitter, July 17, 2012]”
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Terry Pratchett
“Have - have you got an appointment?' he said.
'I don't know,' said Carrot. 'Have we got an appointment?'
'I've got an iron ball with spikes on,' Nobby volunteered.
'That's a morningstar, Nobby.'
'Is it?'
'Yes,' said Carrot. 'An appointment is an engagement to see someone, while a morningstar is a large lump of metal used for viciously crushing skulls. It is important not to confuse the two, isn't it, Mr-?' He raised his eyebrows.
'Boffo, sir. But-'
'So if you could perhaps run along and tell Dr Whiteface we're here with an iron ball with spi- What am I saying? I mean, without an appointment to see him? Please? Thank you.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

Rebecca West
“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”
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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

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