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When We Were Vikings

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Just wanted to share this completely awesome book trailer my completely awesome publishers made for Vikings!

AHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE IT. And hope do you too.

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This was my 'I'll carry this around and read whenever I'm waiting in line or whatever' read, and I'm pretty happy with my choice. It's not a book I would recommend for people just starting to explore Buddhism, but for anyone who has read a primer of ...more
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Read this in a couple days in between other books. Got to page, I don't know, 150, and then I stared at the page and was like, well, that escalated quickly! It's a weirdly structured book, with the frame of the nephew 'finding' the manuscript, the ...more
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