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Dixie Tenny

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in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
May 25



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The first version of Call the Darkness Down was written because I ran out of books to read about King Arthur when I was a young teenager. Originally, it was a story about descendants of Arthurian characters in present day who have to battle ancient forces of evil. The manuscript of the book helped me win the National Council of Teachers of English award when I was a high school senior. After I sent the book to a local publisher the following year, I received a wonderful rejection letter; so encouraging and positive, but pointing out that the book shouldn't take place in the UK if I hadn't actually spent enough time there to create a real feeling of that location in my story. So I applied to Trinity College in Carmarthen, Wales, and spent an ...more

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American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North AmericaAmerican Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard

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This book should be read by every American, especially now. It tells the true story - not the simplified and fudged version we heard in school - of how America was founded, not by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock but first from the south, and then in many waves from Europe. Ea... Read more of this blog post »
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Designing Your Life by William Burnett
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I did the online class as I read the book. So it took awhile but that was fine - not something one should rush through anyway. I thought this was excellent. Very helpful with perspective change and practical suggestions.
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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
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My favorite adventure story as a child, and I still think it's wonderful.
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What a beautifully written memoir. Anthony Rapp can act to make your heart swell (Star Trek: Discovery), sing magnificently (Rent), and write brilliantly as well. I began reading this morning and knew by the time I finished the first chapter that I w ...more
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Anthony is 26% done with A Wizard of Earthsea: In honor of the passing of this remarkable writer, at long last I’m reading this book that I’ve owned since I was a child, and it is wonderful and wise.
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Read the first 1/3 of the book and that was enough. The style of writing and the topics covered didn't engage me the way I had hoped they would.
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Betty MacDonald
“I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how.”
Betty MacDonald, The Plague and I

Anaïs Nin
“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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Woody Allen
“If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.”
Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters

E.E. Cummings
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.”
E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems

Robin Sloan
“Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.”
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