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Sandy Tjan is on page 266 of 1184 of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
I still don't understand what's the difference between "monophysite" and "miaphysite".
Apr 07, 2011 01:43AM 4 comments
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 266 of 1184 of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
The column has literally been eaten away by its devotees, who over centuries chipped off small portions which they then ground to powder and swallowed for healing purposes. The remnant, now whittled down to man height from its original sixty feet, resembles a well sucked lollipop.
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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 265 of 1184 of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Simeon...caused considerable offence, then somewhat illogically himself took offence at a group of girls who mocked him, miraculously leaving a number of them permanently cross-eyed.
Apr 05, 2011 08:38PM Add a comment
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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Sandy Tjan is on page 250 of 1184 of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
To do this is a necessary reminder of the sheer variety of Christianity from its earlier days: a vital lesson to learn for modern Christians who wish to impose a uniformity on Christian belief and practice which has never in fact existed.
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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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Sandy Tjan is 15% done with Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Not all texts which belong to the gnostic literary family concern themselves with Christian problems, but despite assertions to the contrary, there seems little evidence that they predate Christianity themselves.
Apr 03, 2011 09:56PM 4 comments
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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Sandy Tjan is 10% done with Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
There is no surer basis for fanaticism than bad history, which is invariably history oversimplified.
Apr 01, 2011 08:14PM Add a comment
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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Sandy Tjan is on page 30 of 384 of A Presumption of Death (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane #2)
...germs were probably quite well behaved, originally, but had taken to bad habits and living on other people, like mistletoe.
Mar 31, 2011 11:36PM 5 comments
A Presumption of Death (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane #2)

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 150 of 259 of From Russia With Love
Naked Gypsy wrestling! Yeah!
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From Russia With Love

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 125 of 259 of From Russia With Love
Just as, at least in one religion, accidie is the first of the cardinal sins, so boredom, and particularly the incredible circumstance of waking up bored, was the only vice Bond utterly condemned.
Mar 29, 2011 08:53PM 5 comments
From Russia With Love

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Sandy Tjan is on page 100 of 259 of From Russia With Love
Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make bored.
Mar 29, 2011 07:05AM 4 comments
From Russia With Love

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 30 of 259 of From Russia With Love
The head of SMERSH is a "G".
Mar 27, 2011 09:22PM Add a comment
From Russia With Love

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Sandy Tjan is on page 450 of 683 of The Iliad
the one Peneleos lanced beneath the brows, down to the eyes' roots and scooped an eyeball out --- the spear cut clean through the socket, out behind the nape and backward down he sat, both hands stretched wide as Peneleos, quickly drawing his whetted sword, hacked him square in the neck and lopped his head and down on the ground it tumbled, helmet and all. But the big spear's point still stuck in the eye socket ---
Mar 07, 2011 04:34AM 3 comments
The Iliad

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 60 of 512 of The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
If you're a paranormal zookeeper, are you allowed to fall in love with one of your charges? Isn't that, uh, bestiality?
Feb 25, 2011 06:28AM Add a comment
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 200 of 320 of A Civil Contract
Uncharitable persons had been known to describe hers as a little squab figure. Adam was not a tall man, but her head only just topped his shoulder. There was a suggestion of squareness about her; she was already plump, and would probably become stout in later life.
Feb 15, 2011 08:59PM Add a comment
A Civil Contract

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 70 of 309 of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
She had discovered that his eye color altered depending on his mood or what he wore.
Feb 04, 2011 07:03PM Add a comment
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 50 of 309 of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
The clinical details of the art of lovemaking were candidly illuminated.
Feb 04, 2011 08:32AM Add a comment
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 35 of 309 of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
"She was a maiden, of course, but she understood the concept of the mating process. She grew up on a working farm after all! However, understanding the mechanics of the sexual act in animals is far different than comprehending all the nuances inherent with the activity between people." Moral: Animal activities do not have the same nuances as human ones.
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Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)

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Sandy Tjan is on page 30 of 309 of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
You look absolutely radiant my dear! Stunning gown! And your hair!! Beautiful!" I love exclamation marks, especially double ones!!!
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Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)

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Sandy Tjan is on page 25 of 309 of Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)
Mr. Darcy is a "prestigious" man and the "Master of Pemberley." Mrs. Reynolds is his devoted "Housekeeper." "Darcy had secured lodging at a small, secluded Inn..."
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Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One (Darcy Saga #1)

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 200 of 683 of The Iliad
"One he stabbed with a bronze lance above the nipple, the other his heavy sword hacked at the collarbone, right on the shoulder, cleaving the shole shoulder..." Gory stuff.
Feb 03, 2011 11:03PM Add a comment
The Iliad

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 50 of 201 of The Thin Man
Nick knocked out Nora. I know that this is hardboiled fiction, but WTF!?
Jan 31, 2011 03:18AM 1 comment
The Thin Man

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 25 of 184 of Charlotte's Web
"Fern is exactly my age!" "What is "manure"? Eww."
Jan 26, 2011 09:55PM 1 comment
Charlotte's Web

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 98 of 683 of The Iliad
Book I synopsis: Achilles was pissed off because he had to give up his prize Briseis to Agamemnon in exchange for Chryseis and whined to his mom, Thetis. Thetis made Zeus, who owed her a favor, to cause the Achaeans to suffer defeat. Hera, who is a fan of the Achaeans, found out about it and nagged him. Zeus threatened to strangle her. Hephaestus, their son, told mom to make up with dad.
Jan 21, 2011 08:39AM Add a comment
The Iliad

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 130 of 268 of Purity of Blood (Adventures of Captain Alatriste #2)
Never trust a man who reads only one book.
Jan 19, 2011 07:41AM Add a comment
Purity of Blood (Adventures of Captain Alatriste #2)

Sandy Tjan
Sandy Tjan is on page 130 of 350 of The Sherlockian
If Harold is correct and the letters were written with the murderer's blood, why don't the police simply subject the suspects to DNA test? Maybe I'm reading too fast.
Jan 13, 2011 07:11PM Add a comment
The Sherlockian

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