Tag Archives: Beowulf

I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award: Whoo!

Introduction First off, I want to thank Joshua Hicks over at Gaming Backlog for nominating me for this award. I hadn’t heard about the Liebster Award before that nomination, but now that I know what it’s all about, I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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How Kay manages a masterful timeskip

The first chapter of River of Stars‘ fourth part is further proof that this book could’ve be five separate books. As with the previous shifts between parts there’s been a timeskip. After reading about the emperor’s okaying the move to … Continue reading

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Ideas spurred by nationalism

Kohn’s numerical sub-headings are great milestones along the path of his arguments and examples, but naming them would’ve made them more helpful. As he gets further into the place of nationalism in the Renaissance and Reformation, each of these subsections … Continue reading

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Lay Away Book Special: The character building Beowulf entry

Thursday’s reflection that if she’s not married in the next five years she’ll probably spend the rest of her life alone is a striking thing. Not because it’s outlandish or strange or out of place in any book,  but because … Continue reading

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Lay Away Book Special: The Acheron Moves Quickly

Well, Jasper Fforde definitely does not disappoint. After introducing Acheron Hades and his mysterious powers, he jumps full on into the weird and wild. Though, it looks like it may be a chapter or two more before Thursday Next, the … Continue reading

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Book Swap Special: Blackwell for Beowulf

One of the guys I work with at my day job is seriously into martial arts. So, when he found out that I’ve had some fencing experience, he became very interested in my helping him out. Part of this help … Continue reading

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