C.D. Covington

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CD Covington’s first German textbook had a map with the eastern third shaded dark red and labeled “Deutsche Demokratische Republik.” By the time it got to her hands, the vocabulary was long outdated (bell bottoms and reel-to-reels). The map was obsolete shortly thereafter, but the history of divided Germany continues to intrigue her.

There aren’t many opportunities to use her German skills in her adopted home in central North Carolina, but she keeps them up by visiting Germany, watching Bundesliga matches, or reading news sites.

She is a graduate of Viable Paradise 17. She has reviewed books for Bull Spec, and she blogs occasionally for BundesligaFanatic.com. You can find her fiction and her blog at cdcovington.com, and follow her on Twitter
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Book review/recommendation: The Four Profound Weaves

I bought an e-copy of RB Lemberg's The Four Profound Weaves, and I had a chance to read it last night. It's about an old man and an old woman who go on a journey - a quest, even - to find the old woman's aunt, from whom the old man wants to receive a name and the old woman wants to learn the final Profound Weave: to weave a cloth from death.

It's part of their Birdverse series, which includes these

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Arkady was my classmate at Viable Paradise, so I may have a slight bias, but this book was awesome. Fans of CJ Cherryh should check this out.
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This book punched me in the heart. When I finished reading it, I gave it a day to digest, then read it again. It was amazing.
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This was an entertaining read, aimed at the general public, about how English became the ridiculous language we speak today. It is not a scholarly text, but it was still informative. Because it isn't scholarly, many of his statements are uncited, so ...more
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“Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate, in the hope of justifying their own existence. Inside its cocoon of work or social obligation, the human spirit slumbers for the most part, registering the distinction between pleasure and pain, but not nearly as alert as we pretend. There are periods in the most thrilling day during which nothing happens, and though we continue to exclaim 'I do enjoy myself' or 'I am horrified' we are insincere. 'As far as I feel anything, it is enjoyment, horror' - it's no more than that really, and a perfectly adjusted organism would be silent.”
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“But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?”
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“To see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.”
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“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
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“Money, power, sex ... and elephants.”
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