Medieval Celebrities from Medievalists.net

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After learning of my experiences in Russia (as I wrote about in the last few “Gimbling in the Wabes”), a learned friend of mine recommended the book Peter the Great: His Life and Works (by Robert K. Massie) to me.  I’ve already gotten a copy from the library, but this is the type of book [….]

LitStack’s ‘In Case You Missed It’ Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

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The Lives of Tao Wesley Chu Angry Robot Release Date:  April 30, 2013 ISBN 978-0-85766-329-0 Ok, raise your hand if you’ve ever wondered, or ever suspected, or even mused that perhaps throughout our history, humanity has been influenced by beings outside our gene pool.  Admit it, you have, right?  Maybe just in fun, and maybe [….]

Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family

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Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family Claire Manes University Press of Mississippi ISBN: 978-161703-776-4 Few people these days give much thought to leprosy. True, it’s a rare disease – only 150-250 documented new cases in the U.S. each year. It’s very difficult to contract Hanson’s Disease [….]

Thoughts from the Editor: Shabby Chic Writing

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You may not know it, but one of my many obsessions is home decorating. I stalk blogs, I learn and I apply that small bit of knowledge to doing my best to improve our little place. It’s addictive. Very. Being a good little Southern girl in my, well, thirtysomethings, I’ve discovered that my tastes and [….]