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text 2017-08-22 19:57
I Know It's Kind of Early
Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 - Adam Hochschild
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 - Antony Beevor

but is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?

 

I'm doing it, but I will be writing a creative non-fiction book. I spent the afternoon in a research mode black hole and have a topic and few characters to research more. My topic is Italian-Americans who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, creating a separate civil war between Italian-Americans and Mussolini's Italian army helping the fascists. And I picked up Spain in Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild to help with research off Amazon for less than $6. I already had Antony Beevor's The Battle for Spain in my home library shelf.

 

Got any other recs?

 

 

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text 2017-08-08 05:53
Reading progress update: I've read 298 out of 432 pages.
The Monk - Nick Groom,Matthew Gregory Lewis

Slowly getting there. I've found that this is a book to be read in small chunks and really thought about. Quite modern themes with antiquated prose. Just goes to show that people have remained the same over the last 200+ years. 

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text 2017-06-25 01:06
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 438 pages.
Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 - Adam Hochschild

my second Nonfiction pick for this month...because I did not get to one in May, and oh, the guilt, the guilt. plus this book calls to me. Spanish Civil War stuff has an especial attraction for me, after Hemingway, and a Spy novel, a while ago, that went there and rocked. text that I would actually read in a straight line only goes to page 376, then it's into Notes (when I need them), and then the Index etc. here I come again, Spain!

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url 2017-02-07 01:54
This Town in Spain is Filled with Bookstores

Travel 2 hours northwest of Madrid and you will find Urueña - a tiny town beside a medieval castle wall in Spain. In 2007, Urueña decided to become a Villa del Libro (a town of books) and joined the International Organization of Book Towns

 

Urueña

Source: www.bookstr.com/article/this-town-in-spain-is-filled-with-bookstores/3093?utm_campaign=658564_newsletter_170206&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Book%20Str&dm_i=2P56,E45G,Z2B5Q,1FIPW,1
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review 2017-01-30 02:33
Beggars in Spain
Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress uses speculative fiction to explore two fundamental questions – What happens if you genetically engineer a group of people  so that they are radically different from the rest of the humans – in this case by eliminating the need to sleep in a group of children (potentially accompanied by other intelligence enhancing modifications)?   What do the strong/wealthy/more intelligent owe to those they deem lesser? 

 

I don’t remember if I read the Hugo and Nebula winning novella that forms the first section of the book, but I did read Beggars in Spain in print when it was new.  Somehow I missed that Ms. Kress had written two sequels.  So I picked up the audiobook of Beggars in Spain 23 years after the original publication of the full length novel.  Some books hold up to time and to re-reading and others quickly become dated. Beggars in Spain belongs in the first category. 

 

I enjoyed my reread, though it’s been a bit surreal reading this story of xenophobia with its extended musings on what society owes to those deemed non-productive at this specific moment in US History. 

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