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30 Kindle books for $3 each  (good through Dec. 5)

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beatonna:

I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads

beatonna:

I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads

mar-see-ah:

paperbackgirl:

My breakdown of Murakami themes.

Accurate.

Fantastic.

mar-see-ah:

paperbackgirl:

My breakdown of Murakami themes.

Accurate.

Fantastic.

mar-see-ah:

Out of Print Clothing has finally expanded their kid’s line. And it’s fantastic.
So. Many. Present. Ideas.

Why do they not make these in adult sizes!!  Hmmph.  I’d totally buy the Corduroy one, the Wizard of Oz one, and the Harry the Dirty Dog one.
They are awesome.

mar-see-ah:

Out of Print Clothing has finally expanded their kid’s line. And it’s fantastic.

So. Many. Present. Ideas.

Why do they not make these in adult sizes!!  Hmmph.  I’d totally buy the Corduroy one, the Wizard of Oz one, and the Harry the Dirty Dog one.

They are awesome.

The important thing to understand about American history, wrote Mr. Ibis, in his leather-bound journal, is that it is fictional, a charcoal-sketched simplicity for the children, or the easily bored.  For the most part it is uninspected, unimagined, unthought, a representation of the thing, and not the thing itself. 

- American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Coming to America interlude)

I read this book (in paperback which doesn’t really matter) about 5 or 6 years ago.  It is the 10th anniversary of its publication so they released a new edition with the “author’s preferred text”:

Since I have been on an audio book kick, I used one of my Audible credits to get the audio version.  It’s fantastic so far.  Neil Gaiman does the intro and does the “Coming to America” interlude stories between chapters.  Instead of having just one narrator, they have an ensemble cast.  It will be very interesting to see how this turns out as an HBO series (it will probably be fantastic).

I read this book (in paperback which doesn’t really matter) about 5 or 6 years ago.  It is the 10th anniversary of its publication so they released a new edition with the “author’s preferred text”:

Since I have been on an audio book kick, I used one of my Audible credits to get the audio version.  It’s fantastic so far.  Neil Gaiman does the intro and does the “Coming to America” interlude stories between chapters.  Instead of having just one narrator, they have an ensemble cast.  It will be very interesting to see how this turns out as an HBO series (it will probably be fantastic).

Currently listening to this on audio book.  I have definitely been in a supernatural story/character type of mood lately.  

Currently listening to this on audio book.  I have definitely been in a supernatural story/character type of mood lately.  

I finished A Discovery of Witches and have now started The Broken Teaglass on audiobook.  I am really liking it and I’m only in the first 4 or 5 chapters.  I love that it takes place at a dictionary company and involves dictionaries, editors and citations written by editors that are lovingly filed away in large card catalogs.  The intrigue and mystery involve a book called The Broken Teaglass from which  lengthy citations were taken and come to the attention of two assistant editors at the Samuelson Company.
(via Emily Arsenault » About The Broken Teaglass)

I finished A Discovery of Witches and have now started The Broken Teaglass on audiobook.  I am really liking it and I’m only in the first 4 or 5 chapters.  I love that it takes place at a dictionary company and involves dictionaries, editors and citations written by editors that are lovingly filed away in large card catalogs.  The intrigue and mystery involve a book called The Broken Teaglass from which lengthy citations were taken and come to the attention of two assistant editors at the Samuelson Company.

(via Emily Arsenault » About The Broken Teaglass)

Jo Nesbo also writes children’s books.

Jo Nesbo also writes children’s books.

I am going to look into this guy’s books.  I adore a good mystery but have typically read English authors.  I’ve been in a different reading frame of mind lately and haven’t read any mysteries for a while but the Scandinavian authors are intriguing.
ETA - apparently there are 7 books in this series, but the first two aren’t in English yet. 
In the right hands, the mystery novel becomes not only a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between a fiendishly clever murderer and a doggedly persistent detective, but also a commentary on the wider society that spawns, polices, and punishes murder. It is this wider view—the social view—at which the Scandinavians excel.
(via Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman: Why are Nesbø’s mysteries so addictive? - By Wendy Lesser - Slate Magazine)

I am going to look into this guy’s books. I adore a good mystery but have typically read English authors. I’ve been in a different reading frame of mind lately and haven’t read any mysteries for a while but the Scandinavian authors are intriguing.

ETA - apparently there are 7 books in this series, but the first two aren’t in English yet. 

In the right hands, the mystery novel becomes not only a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between a fiendishly clever murderer and a doggedly persistent detective, but also a commentary on the wider society that spawns, polices, and punishes murder. It is this wider view—the social view—at which the Scandinavians excel.

(via Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman: Why are Nesbø’s mysteries so addictive? - By Wendy Lesser - Slate Magazine)

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

- Henri Nouwen

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