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The Dark Tower - a chance meeting

Good morning, or evenng Ladies and Gentlemen ! This is your captain speaking. Welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. And welcome to our newest adventure. 932 more words


The Unbearable Ironies of Libraries in Wartime

Yesterday we learned from Yahoo News! that ISIS has used improvised explosive devices to destroy several historic landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul, including the Mosul University Theater, the Church of Mary the Virgin, and the Mosul Public Library. 1,187 more words


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Class and Violence in Henry Fielding’s 'Tom Jones'

On the 28th of February 1749, Henry Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, was first published in London by Andrew Millar, who offered Fielding the sum of £700 for its exclusivity. 739 more words


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Searching for Iain M. Banks voice - part I

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs ! Welcome, or welcome back on board of I.S.S. Rover. it is a chilling winter night here in Allgäu Bavaria: its -6°C out there, snowing, and the wind is blowing – nothing special about the weather. 1,636 more words


Stayin' "IN"!

Since it’s mid-Winter and we’re getting the ‘usual’ for Michigan at this time of year, I’m not surprised at our temperatures (they can always get worse!). 1,503 more words


A lovely discovery...

I knew I had thrown the original, typed, versions of ‘Heneghan’ and ‘Long-Leggety Beasties‘ away – felt that the house was awash with paper versions of various novels – but, finding the Oxford-based part of a novel I wrote aged twenty-one made me wonder if any other paper copies of books were extant. 833 more words


Jon Scieska & Lane Smith - Math Curse and Science Verse

Perhaps the one potential negative to these books could be the satirical way that teachers are portrayed (particularly in Science Verse) as boring or dull in the way that they present these (obviously exciting!) subjects. 656 more words


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