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Dona Flor,’ by Pat Mora and Raul Colon, courtesy of the Pinckney Elementary School library. My daughter has picked it out twice because she really enjoys the story, and the artwork is really good, too.”

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“Patrick O’Brian’s ‘The Hundred Days.’ I think it’s the (19th) in the 20-book Aubrey-Maturin Series, which includes ‘Master and Commander.’ It’s about the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars.”

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The Day of Battle,’ by Rick Atkinson. It’s about the Italian campaign during World War II, from the invasion of Sicily all the way to Rome.”

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Waiting for the Barbarians,’ by J.M. Coetzee, who is a South African author. It’s a fantastic tale depicting imperialism.”

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Eat, Pray, Love,’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. I actually read it when it came out, before the whole Oprah effect, but I wanted to read it again. I think it has a specific importance for all women who want to maintain their independence and achieve their goals.”


ms_canada 10 years, 4 months ago

Just this early am I finished reading The Children of Hurin, one of the Middle Earth chronicles by J.R.R. Tolkien. I don't think I am going to read any more of Tolkien's books. Why was he so consumed with evil entities, I wonder all the time. Evil orcs, evil urukai, evil Morgoth, evil Sauron. Yikes, did we have to wait until The Return Of The King to see evil done away with. And who knows what JRR dreamed up after that. Last night I dug out my LOTR DVDs and put on The Two Towers. The face of evil is so ugly. I guess that is the way Tolkien saw it and Jackson sees it. I guess that is the way I see evil also. Started another book this am. The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, a Spanish lady. The shroud of Turin. It is a mystery about strange happenings in the cathedral in Turin that houses the shroud. Fires and such. Burned bodies with tongues surgically removed. Sounds interesting, no?

mom_of_three 10 years, 4 months ago

still trying to read Frederick Douglass biography, and John Brown by David Reynolds (which I don't like, but am determined to finish).

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