Monthly Archives: June 2013

100 books! (omg)

At some point  last week I realized I had some time on my hands before July 1 when I could start on my next scheduled reads – (see READING NEXT).  I was real tired of crime novels.  I also realized I had … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (US) 1952/124 pages Rating:   9.5 / classic Oh my.  I saw this and realized that I read this so long ago I couldn’t remember the ending –  I’m thinking high … Continue reading

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Beowulf

Beowulf by anonymous – 8th century?/3182 lines Rating  9/classic – Scandinavian heroic myth I have no idea why this book was sitting in my shelves – I probably bought it at some point – a long time ago.   It’s … Continue reading

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The Teahouse

The Teahouse by Lao She  (Manchu-Chinese) 1957 / 197 pages (bi-lingual/but a good intro) Rating: 9 /   historical play What treasures I’m finding on my TBR shelves!   This is a play purchased prior to my trip to China. … Continue reading

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Poppa John

Poppa John by Larry Woiwode  (US) 1980/204 pages rating: 8 –  literary Christian These days Larry Woiwode,  North Dakota’s poet laureate,   lives west of Jamestown, ND  where he raises horses.  In the late 1960s and early ’70s he lived … Continue reading

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Waiting For the Barbarians

Waiting For the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee (South Africa/Australia) 1980/152 pages Rating:   8.5 –  20th century political fiction In an Empire there arise border disputes with the barbarians who live in the forests and deserts outside the gates. … Continue reading

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Fly Away Peter

Fly Away Peter by David Malouf  (Australia) 1982 / 134 pages rating:  7.5 / historical fiction This stayed on my tbr shelf for so long because for some reason I thought it was by O.E. Rolvaag and the third of … Continue reading

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