Monthly Archives: May, 2012

New Books Have Arrived! May

I know, I know… I have too many books already… But be honest, can you resist buying books now and then?  Or should you even resist when you can get them for free?  I didn’t think so.  The (virtual and real) shelves are a bit more loaded, because these books arrived in my house over …

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(E-)Book Read! THE PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTITIONER by Larry Abrams

Title: The Philosophical Practitioner Author: Larry Abrams Publication date: 2011 Original Language: English Read in: English Number of Pages: 216 Fiction/Non-Fiction Where From: NetGalley First sentence: “I had my feet up on my desk and my hands clasped behind my neck, trying once again to puzzle out why science progressed so much faster than everything …

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A William Shakespeare Read! MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1598-1599). I found that (almost) all works of Shakespeare are published as (free) audiobooks, so I think my personal challenge here will go well.  I got this recording from Librivox, a site that offers free texts and/or audiobooks of books in the public domain. From Wikipedia: Benedick and Beatrice …

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(E-)Book Read! THE JOURNEY by Dan O’Brien

Title: The Journey Author: Dan O’Brien Publication date: 2010 Original Language: English Read in: English Number of Pages: 87 Fiction/Non-Fiction Where From: Won in a giveaway organized by The Australian Bookshelf. First sentence: “The open arms of the darkness embraced the being, the one that had been called Th’bir.” Last sentence: “His footprints soon erased …

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(E-)Book Read! THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO by Ann Radcliffe

Title: The Mysteries of Udolpho Author: Ann Radcliffe Publication date: 1794 Original Language: English Read in: English Number of Pages: 953 Fiction/Non-Fiction Where From: Smashwords First sentence: "On the pleasant banks of the Garonne, in the province of Gascony, stood, in the year 1584, the chateau of Monsieur St. Aubert." P. 99: "Emily could no …

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