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review 2017-08-05 18:13
As the title says: You too can go to college without incurring debt
Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, Or Mooching Off My Parents - Zac Bissonnette,Andrew Tobias

This is a very good book and I am reading books about paying for college and College Financial Aid because I am two years away from having a college Freshman and paying for college.  


From what I have read I believe I will not receive Financial Aid for my daughters and I figured that from day one.


Zac's premise is that if you go to an in state school you can pay for college by the student working part time and full time or more during the summers and the parents working more or taking on a second or third part time job to pay for college. 


While this logic is sound it is not the reality for many Americans.  Zac cautions against sending your child to an Ivy League school or even an out-of-state State school and while I agree with the logic about the Ivy League's I disagree regarding the out-of-state, State schools.  Where I live in Utah and in many other states there are reciprocity agreements so that if you go to a neighboring state you can still pay in-state tuition or close to it.  Furthermore, there is something to be said for sending your child to college and it being far enough away that they truly have to live on their own.


Zac also recommends buying real estate in a college town and I may try to do this where my daughters go to college.


This is a very good book and Zac has a great sense of humor too.


I highly recommend this book.

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text 2017-07-23 20:09
Reading progress update: I've read 64 out of 352 pages.
Mojo: Conjure Stories - Tobias S. Buckell,Neil Gaiman,Jarla Tangh,Jenise Aminoff,Gregory Frost,Barth Anderson,Kiini Ibura Salaam,Sheree Renee Thomas,Marcia Douglas,devorah major,Nisi Shawl,Gerard Houarner,Nnedi Okorafor,Luisah Teish,Andy Duncan,Eliot Fintushel,A.M. Dellamonica,S


I was out on the beach reading and then out with my family.    So I'm way past this, which is the first story, but surprise autograph!   (And I got this book for five dollars.)


And all the stories are spectacular. 

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review 2017-04-07 00:00
Ich möchte ans Meer gehen
Ich möchte ans Meer gehen - Fermin Higue... Ich möchte ans Meer gehen - Fermin Higuera,Tobias Burghardt,Juana Burghardt https://nouw.com/cwidmann/ich-mochte-ans-meer-gehen---yo-quiero-ir-29639519
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review 2017-01-25 14:21
Don Quixote
Don Quixote - Carole Slade,Carol Slade,Tobias Smollett,Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The first true novel, Don Quixote, has impacted not only the literary world but culture and society the globe over for over 500 years.  The masterpiece of Miguel de Cervantes blends fantasy, romance, sarcasm, and parody in such an amazing way that it has captured the imagination of generations over and over again no matter where they lived.  The adventures, or misadventures, of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza have made them icons for beyond anything Cervantes might have thought possible.


The narrative of the events of the knight-errant Don Quixote’s three sallies is widely known, though more so those in Part I than those of Part II.  However, while the adventures of the windmills and the battle of the wineskins and Sancho’s blanketing are the best known it the events in Part II that truly show the modern narrative arc that Cervantes was only beginning to display in Part I.  While Quixote and Sancho’s hilarious misadventures are just as funny in Part II as in Part I, through the challenges for Bachelor Carrasco to snap Quixote out of his madness and the machinations of the Duke and Duchess for their entertainment at their expense a narrative arc is plainly seen and can be compared to novels of today very easily.


Although the central narrative of Don Quixote is without question a wonderful read, the overall book—mainly Part I—does have some issues that way enjoyment.  Large sections of Part I contain stories within the story that do no concern either central character but secondary or tertiary characters that only briefly interact with Quixote and Sancho.  Throughout Part II, Cervantes’ rage at another author who published a fake sequel is brought up again and again throughout the narrative arc that just lessened the reading experience.


The cultural footprint of Don Quixote today is so wide spread that everyone knows particular scenes that occur in the book, mainly the charge towards the windmills.  Yet Cervantes’ masterpiece is so much more than one scene as it parodies the literary culture of Spain at the time in various entertaining ways that still hold up half a millennium later.  Although reading this novel does take time, it is time well spent follow the famous knight-errant Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza.

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Sie war jetzt vier Tage gerannt, eine überstürzte Flucht, Hals über Kopf durch endlose Gänge und Tunnel.
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