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Spider's Web

Before moving to the next chapter, Spider’s Web, a comment. I had to make a quick trip out of town today, so I am publishing this late in the day. 727 more words


#43: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Katarina)

I cannot believe it took me this long in life to read Gone with the Wind (1936). And it really offered quite an experience because, although I had a vague idea what it would be about (Scarlett and Rhett), it was nothing like what I had expected. 371 more words


Book Promotion: The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer

I’m enjoying this book so much, I wanted to write a promotion before I even finish reading it.

The setting is the time leading up to World War II and the persecution of the Jews. 51 more words


#25. The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (Catharina)

Thought to be James Fenimore Coopers masterpiece, this book is set during the French and Indian war, where the French and the British fought to gain control over North America. 269 more words


Love & Palace Intrigue in 12th Century Palermo

The Ruby In Her Navel

by Barry Unsworth (W.W. Norton, 2006, 399 pages)

A novel of palace intrigue set in 12th century Palermo. We are in the court of King Roger II, a Norman, a Christian, who rules an ethnically diverse realm in which he tries to balance the rights of Christian and Muslim and Jew. 530 more words

Book Blog

For the Term of His Natural Life - Part 2

I explained here how I came across the book For the Term of His Natural Life on a recent trip to Tasmania. Now I’m going to focus on the experience of reading this book. 457 more words


Hope and Fear

Hope and Fear

“How fares my daughter today?” Joseph asked.

“She is well enough, if that is what you mean,” Deborah replied.

They were taking the morning meal in the upper courtyard of the house. 1,475 more words