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Books I Read in August 2016

• The Family Under the Bridge, by Natalie Savage Carlson, pictures by Garth Williams — I picked this up at the library because I recognized the illustrator. I read it to a few of my younger siblings and we enjoyed … Continue reading

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Books I Read in July 2016

• Conceived in Liberty, Volume 4 — The Revolutionary War, 1775-1784, by Murray Rothbard, read by Dr. Floy Lilley. — The last book of the series. It was very interesting to see how English politics affected the process and outcome … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November & December 2015

In November I read: • The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Ciaran Hinds as Leontes and Eileen Atkins as Paulina, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003) — “A sad tale’s best for winter.” But … Continue reading

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Books I Read in October 2015

• Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Saskia Reeves as Beatrice and Samuel West as Benedick, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003). • Henry VIII, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast … Continue reading

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Books I Read in August & September 2015

• Middlemarch, by George Eliot — In August, I finished reading Middlemarch. I was rereading it for the Eliot Project which “Sophie” and I are doing. We are taking a hiatus before beginning Daniel Deronda, and will pick back up … Continue reading

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Books I Read in June & July 2015

• Felix Holt, by George Eliot — This is the only book I finished reading in June. Unlike all of George Eliot’s other novels, Felix Holt is not divided into “books”. So, for the Eliot Project, “Sophie” and I decided … Continue reading

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Books I Read in March 2015

• Christmas Truce, by Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton — Another book about the 1914 Christmas truces of World War I, full of direct quotations from firsthand accounts. In his book on the same subject, Silent Night, Stanley Weintraub describes … Continue reading

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Books I Read in February 2015

• The Tragedy of Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare — An amazing play, thought to be one of the last two tragedies by Shakespeare. Caius Marcius earns the name Coriolanus when he almost single-handedly turns the tide of a battle and … Continue reading

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Books I Read in December 2014 & January 2015

• The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis — The only book I completed reading in December (I was also reading Les Misérables and Adam Bede), it is the last book of The Lord of … Continue reading

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Books I Read in October 2014

The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis — This is the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It strikes me as a fantasy that takes itself too seriously, making, for example, Strider/Aragorn … Continue reading

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