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Olga Werby

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Olga Werby Are you sure there is no coffee? We have coffee, but the milk is sour and there is no sweetener?!
Olga Werby Myst -- I would travel into the book worlds of Myst and Riven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst. And yes, there were books too, so it counts as a "r…moreMyst -- I would travel into the book worlds of Myst and Riven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myst. And yes, there were books too, so it counts as a "read". I love the imaginative and mesmerizing landscapes and a tragic tale. I also love that nothing jumps out at you. I want to look and enjoy the scenery and not be accidentally eaten or shot or killed...or have to kill or hurt anyone. I like to keep my murders only to my main characters. Places I visit, I prefer much more peaceful. When asked if I would want to visit any of of my books, I said "God no!" I stand by my answer...(less)
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Becoming Animals

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The FATOFF Conspiracy

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Suddenly, Paris (Many World...

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Twin Time

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God of Small Affairs

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Lizard Girl & Ghost

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On Writing and Reading and Learning and Teaching

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Learning and Teaching

I will start with learning. One of the tragic things about this pandemic is that our kids are missing out on education. This can’t be helped — schools are the hotbeds for viruses. It is common wisdom that a new elementary school teacher needs to survive the first few years of being continuously ill — little ones love to share hugs and kisses and snot, all in equal measure.

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It felt like Sanderson was done with this story and characters so he just ended it. I was very disappointed.
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Interesting ideas mired by magic words:

This a fast-paced thriller with fascinating insights into the use of media today...but then instead of capitalizing on the richness of linguistic science mixed with socio-anthropology, the author goes for an eas
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" Thank you for reading and reviewing! I always thought that we made of a collection of personal stories. The devastating impact of any brain injury or ...more "
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All revolutions improve with distance...

...a distance of time or space or both. This was a short read and perhaps would have been better if it stayed a short story. And I think our current political climate (USA 2020) was the wrong background for thi
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Beautifully written story about the power of time.

We always contemplate that there is not enough time to do all we want, but what if there is too much time? There are plenty of books/stories out there about immortality as a curse (watch everyone you
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Adults like fairytales, too...but I wish I could give 4.5 stars—"Spinning Silver" was a much better story

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Suddenly, Paris by Olga Werby
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“Humans seem to have a really hard time learning from their own mistakes. History is often forgotten, warnings from the past not heeded. But we do enjoy a good story or two. So how about learning from the future? Jew-ish Sci-Fi is a prophetic genre. Lot’s of people write in it. Lot’s of people enjoy reading it…even the ones who focus on werebears…”
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“Our memories are not static. Each time we reach for one, we refresh and form new neuron connections, in fact changing the memory itself via our contemplation of it. Like Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle — we can observe a particle’s momentum or its position but not both simultaneously — each time we recall a particular event, we change it due to that recollection. After the mental touch, the memory is no longer the same. And this is true not just in some metaphorical sense, but in a real, tangible, physical way — the act of recall alters the neuron structures forever! And yet we eagerly recollect our favorite memories, and we just as eagerly try to forget the painful ones (and the very act of thinking of those painful memories makes them that much stronger, that much more connected and integrated into our neural memory networks).”
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“Societies continuously try to recreate themselves — shared holidays, shared news, shared traditions, shared language, shared music, shared myths, shared victories, and shared griefs. Shared origins… So by telling each other stories, we recreate ourselves over and over again. Where do we come from? Where are we going? Who are our heroes? Who are the villains? These stories pass our values as a society from one generation to the next. It’s how we understand each other.”
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“Having had some experience as a sci-fi writer myself, I found Suddenly Paris to be a very nicely written, YA Sci-Fi novel that turns the story of THE MATRIX on its head. It explores the following question. What if, instead of being people trapped in a synthesized dream world, we only think we are real? The ethical and existential questions that go along with computer generated characters inside a simulation acquiring self-awareness without an awareness that they are living in a simulated world are dealt with in a very entertaining story. Enjoy.”
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“Becoming Animals" is a very interesting, enjoyable, and thought-provoking read; a brilliant addition to the libraries of science fiction and fantasy fans, as well as anyone who simply enjoys a good story.”
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