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text 2017-09-29 01:50
Reading progress update: I've read 200 out of 216 pages.
The Trial - Franz Kafka,Max Brod,Willa Muir,Edwin Muir

This is one of those books that will make you feel uncomfortable by reading it, the heavy atmosphere and apparently hopeless conclusion pressing against you.

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text 2017-09-27 16:20
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 216 pages.
The Trial - Franz Kafka,Max Brod,Willa Muir,Edwin Muir

The juridical system sucks: a book.

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text 2017-04-28 12:19
28th April 2017
My First Summer in the Sierra - John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

 

John Muir

 

Happy Arbor Day! The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Spain in 1805—today it is a tree-planting holiday recognized around the world.

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review 2016-11-01 00:00
On Dangerous Ground: An epic Journey Begins... (Chanmyr Chronicles Companion Series)
On Dangerous Ground: An epic Journey Beg... On Dangerous Ground: An epic Journey Begins... (Chanmyr Chronicles Companion Series) - TJ Muir The description is a bit misleading, taking the story past where it ends here. You get a sense of something more, but it happens in later books. That's fine, I'd just like the description to mirror the actual story being told.

Kirrin is a target for the other kids, who enjoy hunting him down and beating him up. On one such run, Kirrin takes cover in a carriage, but before he can get out, the owner returns and he goes for a ride. Far from home and hungry, he smells baked goods across the way. He sneaks under the open window and snatches one. And then another, but he gets caught. He puts several grown men on a harrowing chase through the estate, but is eventually caught -- and brought to the Lord of the estate, a man with more power than Kirrin wishes to face. But his cunning seems to amuse the Lord, who demands he repay his debt through service.

I enjoyed a lot about this story. Kirrin is a scrappy kid, and you gotta admire his cunning. You kind of feel him growing through this story, which is cool. The story really doesn't set up much, as far as stakes in the whole story, and you get the sense there's more (especially from the description) that should've been touched on. I was a bit unsure about the ending, and I didn't get a good enough sense of the world this was set in to really ground myself in the story. As a stand-alone, it doesn't work so well, though it might be more enjoyable if you're familiar with the series it accompanies.

Overall, not a bad story, but I kind of wish this did more to pull me into the series.
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review 2016-01-07 13:34
My First Summer in the Sierra: with Illustrations - John Muir

My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir
Always enjoy the outside, walking discovering new things.
Have watched many on the John Muir Trail in CA and watched shows but having it all described is like being there, doing it ourselves.
Like listening to his journals and everything he sketches, plant, animal, etc.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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