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Marty Reeder

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January 2008


Average rating: 3.92 · 24 ratings · 12 reviews · 2 distinct works
How to Become a Pirate Hunter

3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings3 editions
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The Evil Harbormaster

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2008
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Columbus: the vile, despicable villain, who brought torture, tragedy, and terror to the American continents--a founding father of white male arrogance and bigotry.

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My wife and I have stumbled across a delightful little tradition. Each summer we go to one of the shows in the Utah Festival Opera & Musical. Whichever one we end up going to, my wife learns the piano sheet music to one of the songs and I read th ...more
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Separating the personal from the professional in my experience reading this book will be impossible. So let me just state right up front that I loved reading this book and I can’t tell you how much of that is due to the writing and how much is due to ...more
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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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ANOTHER READING, 8 November 2011

I haven't touched the Lord of the Rings since the seventh grade, at which time I was inundated by its epic scope, archaic language and feel, and left with the impression that I could never enter another fantasy world s
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After getting through the masterfully concise and perfectly paced Two Towers, it was a bit jarring to move to the Return of the King and get more of the same self-seriousness and rambling narrative that I thought I had le
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Here The Lord of the Rings becomes the story it is meant to be. Whereas Fellowship stumbles from one adventure to another and haphazardly packs in culture and characters, The Two Towers finally buckles down and we can
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“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.”
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“Now this was one of the things I had been brought up to eschew like disgrace; it being held by my father neither the part of a Christian nor yet of a gentleman to set his own livelihood and fish for that of others, on the cast of painted pasteboard.”
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“Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance.”
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“Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.”
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message 2: by Marty

Marty Reeder The time has come for my annual American Novel assignment. (It is actually more than just annual, but tri-annual just doesn't have quite the same ring to it.) And as you are all such prestigious readers, I invite you to participate. The rules and explanation are found at my blog: www.mart-ology.blogspot.com.

Now, having said that, I retract my statement that you are invited. Nay, you are commanded. Get going and join the fun.


message 1: by Marty (last edited Feb 22, 2008 08:16AM)

Marty Reeder I thought that I might as well comment on myself (I've got a big enough ego, why not?). So I'm taking the time to explain my bookshelves. My goodreads bookshelves, though they do match up with real life bookshelves, are more metaphorical than anything, and they correspond with the star rating given to the book. Here is my explanation, for what it's worth (a lot).

Front Room Bookshelf-This public place in my home is reserved for only the best books that I have to offer as a recommendation. Books that have touched me or moved me in ways that are exceptional in literature, and are therefore placed in the room that I often sit in to read and also where I can proudly display the best I've read to my family and guests.

Bedroom Bookshelf-This is for the books that I thoroughly enjoy, but that I wouldn't mark as immediate classics or wouldn't necessarily recommend to everyone. In other words, I like having them close to me, where I can see them often, but I wouldn't showcase them to the world as the best I've read.

School Bookshelf-Books that are passable, but I don't really mind if they aren't nearby, nor do I mind if students use and abuse them.

Attic Bookshelf-Out of sight, out of mind. Not really a terrible book, but something about it didn't fit, and I wouldn't put it somewhere I have to be reminded of it too often. I don't throw it away because I don't generally throw books away on principle (and I'm lazy). Someday, however, they will meet an ignonimous end and find themselves in a box going to a thrift store.

Big Black Garbage Can Bookshelf-This book has managed to force me past my natural tendency to preserve all literature; instead I have no choice but to place it and its contents into a bookshelf where I and no one else will ever be able to access it again.


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