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Beautiful writing! And a wealth of ideas -- I am delighted to report that Eire's books with footnotes are just as much fun to...
A Very Brief History of Eternity - Carlos Eire
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reviewed: The Charwoman's Shadow
Definitely an odd book -- but I am glad I read it! Absolutely gorgeous writing -- which, however, swings between the highly e...
The Charwoman's Shadow - Lord Dunsany
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reviewed: Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 Volume 2 (Star Trek/Doctor Who)
Not completely logical -- there is (at least ) one MAJOR glitch in the plot (IMO), but a lot of fun! The ending is (of course...
Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 Volume 2 - David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, Scott Tipton, Gordon Purcell
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reviewed: The Near Witch
I had a hard time getting into the book, for some reason. But it eventually became quite good, and I do think it is original ...
The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab
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June 2013
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reviewed: House of Many Ways
I really enjoyed this book! Diana Wynne Jones is a master story teller, and Jenny Sterlin does a wonderful job with the narra...
House of Many Ways - Diana Wynne Jones, Jenny Sterlin
reviewed: Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
A very sweet story for any child who wants -- or loves -- a little brother or sister. Beautiful narration, too.
Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Nelson Mandela,  NB Publishers Proprietary,  Matt Damon,  Vusi Mahlasela
reviewed: Fesito Goes to Market: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Another charming, well-told story from a wonderful anthology. I suppose some might say it is "predictable"-- the small, weak ...
Fesito Goes to Market: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Nelson Mandela,  NB Publishers Proprietary,  Don Cheadle
reviewed: The Mantis and the Moon: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Just have to mention -- good story (in a rather Aesop-like way), and good narration, but Forest Whitaker tends to drop his v...
The Mantis and the Moon: A Story From Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Nelson Mandela, NB Publishers Proprietary, Forest Whitaker
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