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A Christmas Carol: Opening Notes

Our readalong of A Christmas Carol began this month, but there’s still time to join in! Unlike most of Charles Dickens’ work, this book is very short. 398 more words

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Little Women Readalong Kickoff!

I’m so excited to be reading Little Women with you this month! It’s December first, which means it’s time to start reading! I can’t wait to get started – I almost started early, but managed to wait. 99 more words

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Final Thoughts on German Literature Month 2016

I know that some of you, including my co-host, are extending German Literature Month through December. I am not keen on extending events, so this is my goodbye to GLM. 182 more words

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'Beam me up Scotty': Sci Fi Month 2016 #RRSciFiMonth


That’s it folks.  Sci fi month 2016 ends today – and what a great month it’s been.  I’ve had a great time and I hope you all have too!   281 more words

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Treasure Island: There and Back Again, a Hawkins Tale

This post contains spoilers for every last doubloon of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I’m not saying this book is a pirate AU of… 1,226 more words

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Treasure Island: Further Reading (2)

As we finish up Treasure Island this week, I thought I’d scour the booklists for related piratical reading. Like for Dracula, there are a lot of unofficial sequels to… 269 more words

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Walter Kempowski: All for Nothing - Alles umsonst (2006) Literature and War Readalong November 2016

Until not too long ago, even Germans thought it was in bad taste to write about German suffering during WWII. The feeling of guilt ran too deep. 1,233 more words

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