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#461 Boots

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:48 AM

Just One Day by Gayle Forman


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:27 AM

Stephen King - Pet Sematary


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:55 PM

Just finished Beggars in Spain and am moving on to Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress.  I can't recommend this series highly enough.  It's plausible hard-sf and deals with some very relatable issues such as prejudice and a deep exploration of society searching for the sweet spot between libertarianism and communalism.

 

I had read Beggars in Spain as a novella a long time ago, and had read Beggars and Choosers as well.  But I just found the first in novel form and also picked up the trilogy finale Beggars Ride which I look forward to reading for the first time.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

A biography about T Bone Burnett.


They said I could be anything, so I became a disappointment.

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:58 PM

After several years of receiving recommendations, finally read Wool.

 

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And yes, as good as advertised.


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#467 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

Reading through the (new) Fifth Edition of the Cambridge Latin Course, from which I'm teaching this semester.

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I love these textbooks for younger (middle and high school) kids, because they wrote the text basically like a young adult novel. It just happens to be in Latin.

It features a young man, Quintus Caecilius Iucundus, and his journey from being a pampered rich kid in Pompeii to a refugee in Alexandria to a messenger in Britain to a voice of reason in the court of Domitian in Rome. Along the way, kids learn about the culture, history, and religion of first-century Rome, about religion in Roman Britain, the racial tensions in post-Hellenistic Alexandria, and the subjugation of the Jews by Titus's forces at Masada, about the chalk/lead/roach-based makeup women wore, about the treatment of slaves and ex-slaves, and about how all of these things impact us even today.
No seriously, everyone should study Latin.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

^^^

 

Coquus est iratus et clamavit: "Pestis! Furcifer!"

 

Ah, the benefits of a Grammar school education. Everyone should indeed learn Latin. It would help seppoes in their spelling ;)


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:00 PM

I'm still working on English.


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#470 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:06 AM

^^^

 

Coquus est iratus et clamavit: "Pestis! Furcifer!"

 

Ah, the benefits of a Grammar school education. Everyone should indeed learn Latin. It would help seppoes in their spelling ;)

Not so much spelling, but I certainly learned more English (and Spanish) grammar studying Latin.

Funny, also, that I should so love the Cambridge, because there are SO GODDAMN MANY Latin textbooks (I know because they all tried to sell themselves to our district and gave us gratis copies of their first unit as enticement).
Jenny, ecce romani, Latin For Americans (it's pretty bad), Wheelock's, Modern Latin, and about 3 more I can't remember because who cares?

Can't imagine how half of those publishers are still putting out books that I've literally NEVER seen used by ANY teacher or administrator I've ever talked to.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:18 AM

gratis

Origin
 
late Middle English: from Latin, contraction of gratiis ‘as a kindness,’ from gratia ‘grace, kindness.’
 
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Looks like that Latin study is paying off.  ^_^  

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:00 AM

I am reading The Earth Shall Weep, which is an overview of the history of Native Americans in what became the USA, and how they were decimated by Europeans.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:29 PM

^^^
 
Coquus est iratus et clamavit: "Pestis! Furcifer!"
 
Ah, the benefits of a Grammar school education. Everyone should indeed learn Latin. It would help seppoes in their spelling ;)


I went to grammar school and never learned a word of Latin.

Or grammar, come to think of it. They gave us a ton of books to read and assumed we would absorb the rules automatically.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

I went to grammar school and never learned a word of Latin.

Or grammar, come to think of it. They gave us a ton of books to read and assumed we would absorb the rules automatically.

In my first year at Grammar school, the formidable headmistress gave us grammar lessons one afternoon a week. I wish I'd paid more attention because I'd now be a much more efficient grammar Nazi.

Instead I paid more attention to pissing off the gurl - chiz, chiz - sitting behind me by trying to pinch her rubber. She's now my wife.

I wish more people had been give strict grammar lessons, then we'd  be free of such guff as "Find your happy". I accept that language is an ever evolving thing, but get rid of all the syntax and you end up with gibberish - Hello America!


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

I thought my childhood was lousy.  Then I read The Glass Castle. 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:41 PM

Racing Through the Dark; The Fall and Rise of David Millar

 

Not only do I spend too much time on a bicycle, I read about people who spend too much time on bicycles, who go from young idealists to cynical dopers and back to a born again clean cyclist.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:34 AM

Ecclesiastical History of the British People by the Venerable Bede.

In the Latin, natch.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:52 PM

Ecclesiastical History of the British People by the Venerable Bede.

In the Latin, natch.

Hark at Him!!!!!

 

I've read it in English, but put a Geordie voice on in my head....


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:40 AM

In my first year at Grammar school, the formidable headmistress gave us grammar lessons one afternoon a week. I wish I'd paid more attention because I'd now be a much more efficient grammar Nazi.
Instead I paid more attention to pissing off the gurl - chiz, chiz - sitting behind me by trying to pinch her rubber. She's now my wife.
I wish more people had been give strict grammar lessons, then we'd  be free of such guff as "Find your happy". I accept that language is an ever evolving thing, but get rid of all the syntax and you end up with gibberish - Hello America!


As any fule kno.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:36 PM

Ovid's Metamorphoses, specifically the story of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus.  
Trying to adapt it for high schoolers.  Mostly attempting to make it less rapey.






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