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J. Aleksandr Wootton

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J. Aleksandr Wootton is a poet, author, and book-worm ("hoards books in shelves and spare rooms; likes to sleep surrounded by them." Derivation, Old Tolkienic).

In his spare time, he chairs the folklore department at Lightfoot College.

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J. Aleksandr Wootton Aravis & Shasta from The Horse and His Boy. During most of the story they are not romantically involved (except in the shy, denial-peppered way…moreAravis & Shasta from The Horse and His Boy. During most of the story they are not romantically involved (except in the shy, denial-peppered way common in pre-adolescence) and they are often arguing; each perceives the other as as a threat to his or her pride. But the book's final chapter has this to say about them:

"Aravis had many quarrels (and, I am sorry to say, even fights) with Shasta, but they always made it up again: so that years later, when they were grown-up, they were so used to quarreling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently."(less)
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A First or Final Mischief, 3rd novel of the FAYBORN trilogy, hits stores this weekend! You can order a paperback or Kindle edition from Amazon right now. How exciting!! ***Spoiler Alert*** If you're new to the FAYBORN series, better grab yourself a copy of of Her Unwelcome Inheritance to get started – and maybe don't read any further …

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The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
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Suspenseful, cinematic, tersely edited: a success for the reader.

Would not pass a Bechdel test, however, and our female protagonist is barely proactive in her own story. The book's incessant obsession with boys is irritating at best; the indecision a
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Journal of a Novel by John Steinbeck
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Won't leave you breathless, but interesting if you are interested in Steinbeck's personal life, if you are studying East of Eden academically, or if you want to see how writers coax their creativity and manage their personal lives into an unequal yok ...more
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Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden
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My church's small group ministry spent its inaugural year working through this book; less than half of participants felt it was worthwhile. Its questions & discussion-oriented content are horribly anemic.
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Mark by Dane C. Ortlund
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Fine, forgettable.
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Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank E. Peretti
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I enjoyed this series as a kid. I remember Peretti as being great at adventure and paranormal suspense. I had theological quibbles with his content even back then, and I'm sure I'd have philosophical quarrels if I reread them now, but at the middle-g ...more
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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Catching up on another missed classic that most people are assigned in school. Huxley's dystopian vision is light, almost humorous, in that its "horror" comes not from any menacing actions by the powers that fancifully be, but in the abolition of all ...more
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
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This book will make you want to run away from home and live on your own in the wilderness.

I recommend joining a Scouting program first, though.
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“Live in the moment... but don't be led by the moment, or the people who belong to it.”
J. Aleksandr Wootton, Her Unwelcome Inheritance

“The November evening had a bite; it nibbled not-quite-gently at her cheeks and ears. In Virginia the late autumn was a lover, still, but a dangerous one.”
J. Aleksandr Wootton, The Eighth Square

“Why are roses kept for their blossoms rather than shunned for their thorns?”
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“The telephone bell was ringing wildly, but without result, since there was no-one in the room but the corpse.”
Charles Williams, War in Heaven

“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
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Majenta Hello, J. Aleksandr! Thanks for the Friend Request--I accept! Congratulations on your publishing success! I like your definition of 'bookworm,' er, 'bookdragon,' and your quote by Carol Shields! I can't believe I've never seen that before, it's so perfect--thank you for having it among your quotes for me to find! I hope you're having a good weekend and will have a good week ahead.

Best wishes from Majenta

Richard Ward Hello J. Aleksandr,

Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a great day and good luck to your writing endeavors!


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