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To the Amazing Christopher Lee of the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A nearly unbelievable list of accomplishments of the recently deceased Christopher, many of which were achieved before the age of 25! One tidbit I did not know and which made me all warm and huzzy inside – Chris was a … Continue reading

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History – Real and Fictional « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2015/02/17/history-real-and-fictional/ Insights from Modesitt on believable world building. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Testament of Youth by Brittain (4 stars)

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain 4 out of 5 stars Read in January/February 2015 Synopsis (via GoodReads): In 1914, just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life—and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy by Lewis (3.5 stars)

Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 stars Read in late November 2014 Publisher’s Synopsis: British bestselling author Damien Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has spent twenty years reporting from … Continue reading

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Big Read Discussion #1 ~ Opening Remarks by Professor Prasch

I attended the first book discussion (a second one is scheduled in January) on the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien this past Wednesday night.  Please see my previous post about the kick off of the Big Read … Continue reading

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Big Read Kick Off Snapshots

I attended the Big Read kick off of The Things They Carried by O’Brien yesterday at the Lansing Community Library.  Here are a few photos I took with my smartphone (flash turned off):   I have not yet started reading … Continue reading

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Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

http://io9.com/trench-warfare-in-world-war-i-was-a-smarter-strategy-th-1637657733 And this article ties in nicely with my Great War Great Read reading project. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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