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re-reading Earthsea: ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ (Le Guin. 1968.)

I don’t want to write too much about Tehanu before i actually get to that book in my re-reading, but i do want to mention up front that i feel very lucky to have first encountered the Earthsea trilogy in about 1989/1990 because it meant that Tehanu was published very shortly thereafter and so there was only about a year or so in between when i read the trilogy and when i read the 4th book.  I say that this makes me feel lucky because…

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‘Telegraph Avenue’ (Chabon, Michael. 2012.)

I have read most of Michael Chabon’s fiction over the years.  (With the notable exception of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — y’know, the one that one the frickin’ Pulitzer.  Neither Andy nor i can seem to get into it past a handful of pages.)  I’ve really enjoyed his fiction, tho’ i’m loath to draw any comparisons between Telegraph Avenue and any of his other works because, frankly, my memory about the particulars just ain’t that good. But, inability to get into Kavalier…

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readings from the week — 2012-1-14

women on book covers Jim C. Hines: “Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)”. A while back, we had a discussion on the blog about the cover art for my princess novels. For the most part, I really like these covers, but they’re not perfect. Now I could talk about the way women are posed in cover art … or I could show you. I opted for the latter, in part because it helped me to understand it better. I expected posing like Danielle to…

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