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review 2018-05-20 23:53
A PEACE DIVIDED by TANYA HUFF
A Peace Divided - Tanya Huff

Wonderful book, wonderful series. You'd think I'd get a little tired of one bad situation averted after another but nope, love it. This series (part of an initial series) is the best by this author in my humble opinion.

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url 2018-04-26 19:51
The Great American Read: America’s 100 most-loved books
Anne of Green Gables Novels #1 - L M Montgomery
I, Alex Cross - James Patterson
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells
Moby Dick - Herman Melville,Frank Muller
The Martian - Andy Weir
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Voting starts May 22 and ends October 2018.  See link for more of the 100 nominees.

 

I'm about this but do wish they had done it by categories or even time periods (I.e., published before 1900, before 1950, before 2000, type of splits).  I agree that those are 100 of the most read, most popular and even most influential books.

 

I just mean it's weird seeing beloved childhood books like Charlotte's Web and Anne of Green Gables up against Carch 22, Then There Were None, and long running contemporary series like Alex Cross and Wheel of Time?

 

Then the hordes of fans for Twilight, Fifty Shades of Gray, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter  ...

 

(I am not at all disrespecting Harry Potter; frankly I think those books are responsible for an entire generation of readers.  It's just weird to see it up against the other nominees.)

 

How would you vote -- a childhood favorite that made you a reader or your favorite recent read?

Source: www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#
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text 2018-04-17 18:24
BLURB BLITZ, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - The Ancient Tripod of Peace (Teen Thief-Catchers #1) by Kalen Cap
The Ancient Tripod of Peace (Teen Thief-Catchers #1) - Kalen Cap
Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies.
 
Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad’s job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling.
 
His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.
 
With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger.
 
The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.

 

Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2018/04/blurb-blitz-excerpt-giveaway-ancient.html
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review 2018-04-15 19:15
Review of Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe
Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart - Jacques Philippe

This book was a gift from a friend at a time when I really needed to read it.  It is a collection of insights on faith that I think any Catholic would enjoy.  It's Biblical references led me to want to read more and study my faith more in depth.  Very happy I read this book at this time.

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text 2018-02-14 21:48
Reading progress update: I've read 68%.
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 - Margaret MacMillan

Finished.

The rest of the book are notes and sources.

 

That was a hell of a long, depressing, and infuriating read - but it was worth it.

 

I haven't been able to keep up with the chapter updates - it didn't help that BL was (and still is) so slow to load anything - but I will add more thoughts to the forthcoming review.

And if we want to point fingers from the twenty-first century we can accuse those who took Europe into war of two things. First, a failure of imagination in not seeing how destructive such a conflict would be and second, their lack of courage to stand up to those who said there was no choice left but to go war. There are always choices.

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