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Tolkien's Heathen Feminist

A fascinating and interesting analysis of the Lord of the Rings character Éowyn. Never was I aware that the German Nibelungenlied while telling the same story portrayed the character of Brynhild differently and in a more christian way than the Saga of the Volsungs. I must read more. 

Who were you on Goodreads?

Reblogging...spread the word


I have started a group so that people who have changed names from Goodreads can be found by friends looking for them and otherwise identified. I keep finding people are familiar here but I can't place them.




Reblogging welcome.

Source: http://booklikes.com/groups/show/69/who-were-you-on-goodreads-please-post-your-name-
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Unveiling a Parallel - Alice Ilgenfritz Jones

Reading this via sacred-texts.com and wow. Written in 1893, this book has a lot of things I miss even in a lot of today's scifi novels. A man travels to Mars where Marsian men and women are equals, a concept very foreign to our traveller. 


Curious as to where this is going :) 

[Masterpost] Customizing BookLikes [Updated]

There are quite a few tutorials on how to change the layout of your BookLikes blog. I figured it's good to have them all in one post, and I'd like to thank all who put a lot of work into making them so others can enjoy BookLikes. 


Let's start with the customization blogs posted by BookLikes: 




Tutorials made by BookLikers for BookLikers: 






Note: All links open in a new window and take you to the original posts and their creators. Leave comments, likes and reblog the hell out of them so others can see it too :) 


Source: http://j4n3m3.booklikes.com/post/351682/-masterpost-customizing-booklikes

How to make your comments-icon a link

I often find myself wanting to click on the comment-icon under a post to get to the comments but always forget that I should scroll up and click on the post title instead.

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The only thing I have to say regarding STGRB

I don't care about them. I won't discuss them. I won't check their website. I don't care about any lists. They are not worth any piece of my attention how little it may be. And this post here is already way too much I wanted to spend on them. 


So, carry on, read great books, make BookLikes an even greater community and don't let those BBAs get to you. 

Erlkönig (Die dunklen Fälle des Harry Dresden, #7) - Jim Butcher, Dominik Heinrici

Apparently Knaur Verlag dropped the series after book 6 which resulted in Feder & Schwert picking it up. With this the translator changed. While Jürgen Langowski translated the first 6 books and did a fairly good job, the new translator now is Dominik Heinrici who did a much better job capturing the voice of each character.The flow of the narrative is much better as well. I still prefer the English original but it can't hurt to keep going reading the German translation. Also, I got my family hooked on these books. Win! 

By our reviews and posts, you will get to know us

So, in my real life, I'm a trial lawyer. I prosecute people who rape children and commit murder, and engage that sort of anti-social criminal behavior. Because of that, I'm pretty familiar (actually, extremely familiar) with the rules of evidence.


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Source: http://moonlightreader.booklikes.com/post/447626/post
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In the name of the Pizza Lord, charge!

Who knows me, knows that I am a huge fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. My blog title should give that away already :) 


Anyhow, I am currently doing my umpteenth re-read of the entire series, the second re-read just this year, because that's how much I love these books. 


I am reading Dead Beat at the moment which is book #7 in the series, and it is my favorite book because a) it has lots of Waldo Butters in it and b) Harry rides a zombie dinosaur, I kid you not. 


Jim Butcher was asked not too long ago how he became such a good writer. He said, he doesn't think himself so much as being a good writer but rather that he's a good storyteller, and that certainly is true. Compared to the first book in the series, his writing has improved a lot, his story telling has gotten even better, and by book 7 he has you sitting on the edge of your seat turning the pages. The number of characters he has created for these books is not so small, and we all encounter them more than once, learn more about them over the course of the books all the while Jim is bringing together all the different storylines. Details he has woven into the story in the first books, that seemed unimportant play a bigger role later. Characters we only meet in passing return 4 books later and become a big part of Harry Dresden's life. And it is just fun to watch - or read in this case - them grow. 


So, if you haven't read those books yet, go do it, do it now :) 

[Reblog]ging because I can :)

don't be surprised if my layout looks a bit weird at the moment. I'm messing with Stylebot once again to see what I can make of Theme #2  


Update: I think I've finally found a layout I am happy with. As much fun as it is creating new styles, it's just a lot of work too. 


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don't be surprised if my layout looks a bit weird at the moment. I'm messing with Stylebot once again to see what I can make of Theme #2  




So simple...so true

Customizing your BookLikes blog Part 2

How to edit your blog's layout using Stylebot for Google Chrome can be found here 


As you can see from my current layout I am using a background picture while the background of my blog posts is white which makes it easier to read. 


Warning: This MAY work for Theme #1 only! 

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How to customize your BookLikes blog

Many - myself included - either have only rudimentary knowledge of Custom Style Sheets (CSS) or none whatsoever. Whichever category you fall in, there is a way to easily edit your CSS to customize the layout of your blog. Many browsers have addons to live edit your CSS and preview it at the same time. For Google Chrome I use Stylebot


I have used the first theme for my blog so please be aware that some edits shown here may not work with the other themes but if you get the basic idea behind my post I am sure you can apply a lot of it for the other two themes. :) 


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Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera Series #1)

Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera Series #1) - What a great book. I absolutely loved it.
Armada - Ernest Cline New Ernest Cline book: MUST!HAVE!