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Harbour

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Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist
ISBN: 9781427213358

Why did I read it? Because I thoroughly enjoyed “Let the Right One In” by John Ajvide Lindqvist and as Harbour based around the folklore of the sea, an area of particular interest, I could not resist, especially since it, too, was available in audio format.

What’s it about? Anders and his wife are out walking on the ice to a lighthouse when their young daughter, Maja, spots something in the distance. Neither Anders, nor his wife can see what Maja sees, so they carry on with their afternoon excursion to explore the lighthouse. After taking a few moments alone, when they call Maja back, they find she has disappeared without trace.

Years later, Anders, a native islander returns home to Domarö alone. Now separated from his wife and having never recovered from his daughter’s disappearance, he drinks, but through…

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Review: The Watsons

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Title: The Watsons
Author:
Jane Austen
Genre:
Literary Fiction / Classic
Published Date: 1817 (unfinished)
Why I wanted to read it: I am reading the book as part of Austen in August, but I’ve wanted to read more of Jane Austen’s work since reading Pride and Prejudice years ago.

Overview

Mr. Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged to return to her father’s house. There she is chagrined by the crude and reckless husband-hunting of two of her twenty-something sisters.

Before I get to my reviews, I need to write about unfinished work. I find it difficult to take writing for what it is like some people do if the…

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Cover! Abell! Meyerson!

We Photograph As We Are

One of my photos from my trip to Interagro (fabulous Lusitano breeding farm in Brasil) is the cover of the September issue of Dressage Today!  I’m so tickled that they chose this image as it is a favorite of mine and the favorite horse of Dr. Paulo Gonzaga, founder of Interagro Lusitanos. Also in the issue are other images from that trip, included in a story about Dr. Hilary Clayton. And….there is an interview and photo essay that I did with Mestre Luis Valença.  So I am pretty psyched about it. Now, to grab some copies for the archive!

I have just completed my annual two week stay on Whidbey Island. I had the very great honor to be assisting Sam Abell and Arthur Meyerson in their respective workshops. As always, the students were fantastic and set the bar high for each class.  The work produced was super and in…

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Why I don’t read literature in the global age

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njoy! 4get wastin tym @ lit class LOL!

I was looking to widen my horizons through reading literature recently and look what I found outside the book!

A stretched world that’s already shrunk so small that I don’t know where to look to expand my mind anymore.

I saw people in Washington Square Park yesterday eating South Indian dosas wrapped like a Mexican burrito from a street vendor  and I read in the news that they got 3G on top of mount Everest at last.

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The Magic Thief – Trilogy

My Thoughts, My life, My World

The Magic Thief book oneBook Description – Conn should have dropped dead the day he stole a wizard’s locus stone, but miraculously he survives. Becoming the wizard’s apprentice, Conn becomes embroiled in his master’s plan to save the city, whose magic is slowly dying. Meanwhile, the Wizard, Nevery, is secretly beginning to question Conn’s past: Why did the thief survive in the Twilight and why is he immune to injury? But Conn is hiding a much darker secret . . .

All three books are amazing. The story is excellent and its one of those that is very hard to put down, but very easy to get lost in. At first I wasn’t sure if you was meant to like Conn, but then I changed my mind.

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