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I read books, I write books, I collect books, and I blog about--you guessed it!--books.
I read books, I write books, I collect books, and I blog about--you guessed it!--books.

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Reading and Other Media
Portraits of characters from The Chronicles of Prydain , by Justin Kunz. Information and image from Pinterest.  Although again this version of Gurgi doesn't quite match my conception of him,  this is a great deal better than many other interpretations where...

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Prydain is NOT Middle Earth
There are several similarities between Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and J.R.R.
Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings : Ø   Epic fantasy story-line with a theme of Good vs.
Evil and the fate of the world is at stake. Ø   Villain is a largely unseen ...

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The Chronicles of Prydain: The Covers
Yes, I am still talking about Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain . You're welcome.   Today I want to show you all the pretty...or not-so-pretty...covers. Most of the problems with the not-so-pretty covers are related to the art being dated, as all ...

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Whatever the Weather
It's a testament of its universal awesomeness that reading, as a past-time, is one that may be deemed appropriate no matter what the weather. From the blizzard conditions of winter when the only respectable place to be is in a comfortable fireside chair wi...

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The Chronicles of Prydain: The Companions
One of the best things about The Chronicles of Prydain are the characters. Each is written with
such care and obvious affection on the part of Lloyd Alexander, and each is
very different from each other so that their interactions are dynamic and
interesting...

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The Chronicles of Prydain: The Story
The Chronicles of
Prydain is comprised of five books: The
Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King . There is also a collection
of short stories, The Foundling ,
which delves into some of the backstories of va...

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The Chronicles of Prydain: Introduction
This is the picaresque (coming-of-age) story of an orphan
taken in by the enchanter Dallben and raised by the former soldier and current
farmer Coll, apprenticed as an Assistant Pig-Keeper, but with aspirations of
heroism. The name is Taran, and the setting...

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The subject of bereavement is one that has often been
treated powerfully by poets, who have run the whole gamut of the emotions while
laying bare for us the agony of those who have lost parents, wives, children,
gazelles, money, fame, dogs, cats, doves, swe...

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There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than
a mutual taste in literature. - P.G. Wodehouse, Strychnine in the Soup
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