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text 2017-08-19 02:11
So I kinda wanna read this
Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead - Christian Picciolini

Another biography about a neo-nazi who changed his life.   Much like the one I started before, in this one, he helps others he once acted out violently against - although his tack is to help by helping those who are neo-nazis. 

 

And here's the thing: nazis are evil.   Not necessarily unredeemable.   Nazism often preys on those who have been abused or neglected, especially nowadays.   Some are flat out racists and anti-semiites who want to see all the non-white races burn.   Some aren't.   Some are victims, usually drawn in as children.   (Adults grooming children to be nazis is vile.   in fact, if you're an adult and then you choose nazism, unredeemable.   If you're a child, if you're preyed upon and/or groomed, there's a chance if someone will give it to you.)

 

This author reaches out to others who have been victimized by nazism.   His group is called Life After Hate and he does things like taking ex-neo-nazis to get their swastika tattoos removed and helping them by finding them jobs.   

 

I fucking hate nazis, no doubt.   If you're an adult and you call yourself a nazi, I believe you are evil.   It's heartbreaking to hear about kids being groomed by this. 

 

And I applaud people who help those victims.  I just... can't.   There's too much tied up inside me, and I can't.   I have a hard time with this because he became an adult who was a nazi, and then things changed for him.   But it was an internal change, and it was because he was groomed.  I believe neo-nazis can be redeemed, but until they denounce nazism, punch them all where it will hurt most.   Face, head, crotch, whatever, punch 'em all. 

 

And I can't really make both these ideas work in my head.  I feel like this book might help, but I don't know if I wanna sympathize with a neo-nazi either.

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text 2017-08-18 04:05
Reading progress update: I've read 56%.
To Wager Her Heart (A Belle Meade Plantation Novel) - Tamera Alexander

Loving it! There are multiple storylines with each character that keeps it interesting. There's the town itself and its people, the railroad, a horrible accident and freed blacks trying to educate at Fisk University. 

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review 2017-08-15 04:30
Rezension | Ich bin so gütig, Dir wieder zu schreiben von Jane Austen
Reclam Taschenbuch: Ich bin so gütig, Di... Reclam Taschenbuch: Ich bin so gütig, Dir wieder zu schreiben: Briefe - Jane Austen,Christian Grawe,Christian Grawe,Ursula Grawe

Meine Meinung

 

Einer der besten Wege um sich der englischen „Queen of Classic“ anzunähern besteht darin, in ihren persönlichen Briefen und Korrespondenzen zu schmökern. Leider sind nur noch Briefe aus den Jahren 1796 bis 1817 erhalten, der größte Teil davon sind Briefe an ihre innig geliebte ältere Schwester Cassandra, in denen vor allem persönliche Angelegenheiten besprochen werden. Die meisten Dokumente sind heute leider nicht mehr vorhanden, da vieles von ihrer Familie vernichtet wurde. Da lediglich Briefe aus Jane Austens Feder ab ihrem 20. Lebensjahr erhalten sind, gibt es nur wenig private Anhaltspunkte, wie ihre Kindheit ausgesehen hat und wie sie zu dieser wunderbaren Schriftstellerin heranwuchs.

 

Christian Grawe und seine Frau Ursula haben bereits alle Romane Austens in das Deutsche übersetzt und liefern mit dieser Sammlung von Jane Austens Briefen eine wunderbare Lektüre für alle Jane Austen Fans. Am besten lässt man sich die Briefe auf der Zunge zergehen, denn Jane Austens Spitzzüngigkeit und ihr Hang zur Ironie und Parodie, kommen auch hier zum Vorschein.

 

"Mrs. Hall aus Sherbourne kam gestern sechs Wochen vor der Zeit mit einer Totgeburt nieder, verursacht durch einen Schock – ich vermute, sie hat aus Versehen einen Blick auf ihren Mann geworfen." (Seite 29, Brief an Cassandra vom 17./18. November 1798)

 

"Miss Blachford ist ziemlich nett; ich möchte gar nicht, dass Leute zu nett sind, da es mir die Mühe erspart, sie besonders zu mögen." (Seite 41, Brief an Cassandra vom 24.-26. Dezember 1798)

 

Inhaltlich gesehen bekommt der Leser zudem noch einige Details über die Regency Zeit geliefert, z. B. wie musste man sich kleiden um in Mode zu sein, welche Haube war gerade angesagt, wie sah die Abendgestaltung aus, mit wem wurde getanzt und etliche weitere Informationen die das Herz eines Jane Austen Fans höher schlagen lassen.

Kaum zu glauben, dass der Schöpferin solch romantischer Klassiker selbst kein Happy End in Liebesangelegenheiten zum Teil wurde. Als kleines Trostpflaster gibt es zumindest eine mitreisende Flirterei mit dem Iren Tom Lefroy, die Jane eindrücklich in Briefen an ihre Schwester Cassandra schildert. (Basierend auf diesem Anhaltspunkt hat Jon Spence seinen Roman „Geliebte Jane“ gesponnen, zu dem es eine gleichnamige Verfilmung mit Anne Hathaway in der Rolle der Jane Austen gibt.)

 

"Du schimpfst mich in dem schönen langen Brief, den ich soeben von Dir erhalten habe, so sehr aus, dass ich mich gar nicht zu erzählen traue, wie mein irischer Freund und ich uns benommen haben. Mal Dir das verworfenste und skandalöseste Benehmen beim Tanzen und Zusammensitzen aus." (Seite 11, Brief an Cassandra vom 9./10. Januar 1796)

 

"Nun ist der Tag gekommen, an dem ich zum letzten Mal mit Tom Lefroy flirten werde, und wenn Du diesen Brief erhälst, ist alles vorbei." (Seite 15, Brief an Cassandra vom 14./15. Januar 1796)

 

Sehr gut gefallen hat mir vor allem ein Brief an ihre Schwester Cassandra, in dem Jane stolz über die ersten Eindrücke zu ihrem neu erschienen Roman „Stolz und Vorurteil“ berichtet, aus dem sie kurz nach Veröffentlichung ihrer Nachbarin Miss Benn vorlas, ohne dass diese eine Ahnung davon hatte das die Schriftstellerin persönlich anwesend ist.

 

"Sie fand es ganz witzig, die arme Seele, das konnte sie denn doch nicht verhindern bei zwei Leuten, die sie so zum Lachen anregten; aber sie bewundert Elizabeth anscheinend wirklich. Ich muss selber sagen, ich finde sie eine der hinreißensten Gestalten, die je gedruckt erschienen sind, und ich habe keine Ahnung, wie die Gnade vor mir finden sollen, denen nicht wenigstens sie gefällt." (Seite 143, Brief an Cassandra vom 29. Januar 1813)

 

Der letzte enthaltene Brief von Jane Austen ist auf den 27. Mai 1817 datiert und an ihren Bruder James Edward Austen adressiert. Janes Gesundheitszustand verschlechterte sich zusehends, bis sie dann am 18. Juli 2017 verstarb. Das Buch schließt mit einem traurigen Brief von Cassandra Austen an Janes Lieblingsnichte Fanny Knight, in dem sie Trost spenden möchte. Die Brief-Sammlung wird durch darauf folgende Anmerkungen zu den Texten, einer Karte Südenglands, einer Übersicht zu den familiären und freundschaftlichen Verhältnissen sowie einem Familienstammbaum der Austens abgerundet.

 

Fazit

 

Jane Austens Briefe vermitteln ein unglaublich persönliches Bild der berühmten Schriftstellerin. Vor allem für eingefleischte Jane Austen Fans ein MUST HAVE!

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review 2017-08-12 22:48
Still amazing
Black Bolt (2017-) #4 - Saladin Ahmed,Christian Ward

I never thought that a conversation between Black Bolt and The Absorbing Man (aka Crusher Creel) would take up a whole comic.   I would have laughed at you if you told me it was one of the most poignant, thoughtful comics you've read.  

 

But it was.   

 

It was about family, about life, about what it meant to fight to live even when you were doomed.   It was full of heartache and hope, an understanding between two vastly different people who wouldn't have bonded if they weren't quite literally chained together.     With a limited amount of oxygen, meant to suffocate them eventually.  I think the knowing you're going to die and not being able to stop it was the cruelest thing about this storyline.

 

The facial expressions brought their conversation to life.   Spot on, as heartwarming and heartbreaking as the conversations themselves were.   Between this and Once and Future Kings, I'm also shipping Black Bolt and Medusa hard right now.   Medusa may be more prominent - more active - in the one issue we have of the mini-series than in four issues of Black Bolt, but she's definitely a presence.   Always with Black Bolt, even if only in his thoughts, he admits she was a better ruler than he, all openness and no bitterness.   She was, and I think she inspires him to be better even now.   (When she stripped him of his title of king, and of the right to her, he simply bowed his head and left: he might not think himself the ruler Medusa is, but he also never coerced her into anything.   He accepted her wishes, and I think he gets a bad wrap.   He had to make a lot of bad choices to stop worse things from happening, in a very short amount of time.   He also didn't let Medusa in on anything, and I think his secretiveness - protecting her, most likely - was also his greatest weakness.   If he truly believes her to be the better ruler, perhaps she could have stayed his hand and come up with something better for everyone with him.)

 

But this is a lot of Crusher.   Who Crusher was as a child, what made him become the way he was.   It's a lot about not dying quietly.   It's about what forms you, and how that comes into play later in life.   It's about the choices you make. 

 

It's about life.   

 

Although I question that ending.   Clearly things were going to happen as they did.   A word or two and things could have changed for Crusher.   I suspect surprise kept Black Bolt talking the way he did, but I'm shocked that after that talk fest, he didn't think of Crusher's safety sooner. 

 

Also, I'm trying to remember where I saw a certain character last.   I have to go back and look that up, now...

 

 

 

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text 2017-08-11 11:32
Friday Reads - August 11, 2017
Christian Seaton Duke of Danger - Carole Mortimer
Secret Agent Under Fire (Silver Valley P.D.) - Geri Krotow
The Baby Barter (Love Inspired Historical) - Patty Smith Hall
A Promise by Daylight (Hqn) - Alison DeLaine

Haven't done a Friday Reads post in a while. Today is the last day of my library's summer reading program; Tuesday is the awards party.

 

The only plans I have this weekend aside from reading is going to a Food Truck Rally and Party on base tonight (food, bouncy castles, DJ, and mom not having to cook!) and working on finalizing some PTO stuff. Our first event is on the 17th and then it is a whirlwind until winter break.

 

Here is what I want to get done this weekend and next week:

1. Christian Seaton: Duke of Danger (Dangerous Dukes #6) by Carole Mortimer - at 20% read, the heroine is a little too innocent and naïve for my taste. And there is a lot of party in his pants feelings from the hero. Down boy, you got a spy job to take care of.

 

2. Secret Agent Under Fire by Geri Krotow  - 10% read; the heroine is a little too bitchy towards the hero for no good reason but the plot centers on finding a religious cult using arson to terrorize a small Pennsylvania town and I am here for it.

 

3. The Baby Barter by Patty Smith Hall - only at 10%, but so far so good.

 

4. A Promise by Daylight by Alison DeLaine - heroine dresses like a man so she can pursue her work as a doctor; hero needs medical care after a carriage accident...but his eyes are working just fine.

 

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