The Epic Category
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The Epic Category

So far in 2021, I’ve been steeping myself in Ancient thought. I never really would have guessed that I would choose to power myself through Epic Poetry … and love it. But I have. There have been moments. Mostly during my first listen to the Aeneid when I wondered, “What have I gotten myself into?!”…

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Book Review: The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad by Homer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook read by Derek Jacobi and he did such a wonderful job. I wonder why it’s no longer available on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to The Iliad. It was more the story of Achilles than I had ever know before….

Book Review: Phantastes by George MacDonald
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Book Review: Phantastes by George MacDonald

  Phantastes by George MacDonald My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this on Audible, but the Glen Reed narration which isn’t here on GoodReads. I read some of it on Kindle as well, but I mostly listened. I’m afraid the narrator wasn’t as delightful as I would have preferred. I made it…

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Book Review: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first read The Scarlet Letter as a Junior in high school: American Lit. No one had previously bothered to tell me that classics endure because they are so readable and have something to say that is worth listening to, so I procrastinated…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for February 1, 2016
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for February 1, 2016

For Today… I love February Outside my window…. It’s gray and 40*. I am thinking… about direct objects. We just watched our Latin for Children A lesson. Chapter 20. Will we every finish this book? I am thankful… for my nephew who is celebrating his 3rd birthday today. I am wearing… jeans, blue printed long…