Jun. 2nd, 2012 12:40 am
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I'm posting a link to my 50bookchallenge review of Deathless because I really want you to read Catherynne M. Valente.
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Back in April at Norwescon I promised some wonderful woman I would send her a list of my linguistics resources from the classes I took. I never, ever did that because I fail at such things all too often.

So now, to correct for it, here are the titles I promised.


Essays, Excerpts, and Articles:
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I've been honored enough to help Joani Blank get her out-of-print children's books digitized. I recently completed the scanning and pdf creation for A Kid's First Book About Sex, one for print and one for web, and they look great on all of my computers, but last night, my cousin downloaded it to his laptop, and it didn't look clear enough on certain pages.

If you have a moment, and more importantly, if you have or work with small children on a regular basis, please download them and take a look. I'd like to make certain they're of good enough quality to be providing online. Thanks!

A Kid's First Book About Sex .pdf for Print

A Kid's First Book About Sex .pdf for Web Viewing

You can either open them in new windows/tabs and save the files once they've loaded, or right click and select "save target as" from the menus.

Gotta Read

Feb. 1st, 2010 09:49 pm
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Sometimes, when I actually look at my friends list without a filter (factor in how many times lately I've even read that much), I love coming across a quote that inspires me to read something new. [ profile] literaryquotes is a community I joined some time back, and this was an entry I happened to see before I switched to one of my filters (from here):

"Why does Rabeya wear the full burqa?" I asked Fasiq while sitting on the roof. Blunt hanging from his lips, he closed up the Qur'an and placed it on his right. Took a hit before replying.

"What do you mean?"

"Well, she doesn't wear it for the notion that it's sunna, we know that much... and she doesn't wear it because her family is really strict... and I don't think she wears it for some Islamo-Feminist gesture.. So I don't know why --"

Fasiq interrupted me only with a suddenly active, alert silence that felt as though he would say something. He looked at me and said it.

"Ever have a bad day when you didn't want people looking at you?"

"Yeah," I replied, "I guess so. Is that why she wears it?"

"I don't know," he said with a puff and then dramatic exhale. "But that's why I'd wear it."

--The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad Knight

Free Books

Sep. 10th, 2009 12:25 pm
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I have four books left over from two classes dealing with AIDS. Anyone want them for the cost of shipping? AIDS & Accusation by Paul Farmer, 28 by Stephanie Nolan, AIDS in Africa by Poku, and Race Against Time by Stephen Lewis. I'm only keeping one book on the subject (Women at the Crossroads), but before I donate them to a library, I'd like to offer them free to anyone interested in the research.

Also available are the last three vampire novels by Anne Rice: Blood & Gold, Blackwood Farm, and Blood Canticle. I don't think I even read the last two, because they came out after she stated she no longer needed an editor. She was just that good. *rolls eyes* No one is good enough to stop needing an editor. Except maybe Mozart, and he's dead. These are also the last ones to be written before she returned to the Catholic church and managed to write a book about Jesus' life and make it boring. So, yeah, free if anyone wants them. All hard covers. Yours for the cost of shipping.


NOTE: [My sci-fi/fantasy bookshelf now has a big space open on one row, and I'm writing out a placeholder card that reads: "Reserved for the first five novels by Raven Jennifer Demers. Take that, Creative Visualization! Oh wait ...]


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