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Defeating Dragons

I remind myself that ALL dragons can be defeated…

The creature laughed scornfully. “I,” it said, “am frightened of nothing.”

“Nothing?”

“Nothing,” it said.

Charlie said “Are you extremely frightened of nothing?”

“Absolutely terrified of it,” admitted the Dragon.

“You know,” said Charlie “I have nothing in my pockets. Would you like to see it?”

“No,” said the dragon uncomfortably, “I most definitely would not.”

There was a flapping of wings like sails, and Charlie was alone on the beach. “That,” he said “was much too easy.”
Neil Gailman, Anansi Boys

Pride and Facebook

I find myself immensely amused and diverted by Austenbook, and must therefore recommend this account of Miss Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as documented in Facebook to my gentle readers.


(I’m probably the last person in the known universe to see this, and I can’t remember from whom I stole the link. Oops. Edit: Austenbook was created by Dee Dee at ramble on.)

Fluff: Review of ‘The Winds of Tara’

LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Here’s another book-related bit of fluff for you, since I’ve not posted much actual content recently. I wrote the review of The Winds of Tara below as part of the LibraryThing* Early Reviewer program. Anyway, I just thought I’d share it with you:

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Another Book Meme

via Oro at Birch and Maple:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.

2) Italicize those you intend to read.

3) Underline (or mark in a different color) the books you LOVE

4) Reprint this list in your blog.

The premise of this exercise is that the National Endowment for the Arts apparently believes that the average American has only read 6 books from the list below.

5) Strikethrough those you hated or couldn’t get through (my addition)

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The Book Meme

From Ceci n’est pas un blog. and via Ottermatic here’s a book meme about what you have read.

You bold what you’ve read, italicize what you’ve started but can’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand. (And I guess italicize and strike through what you started and dropped because you couldn’t stand it?)

So here’s mine:
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