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Entering The Home Stretch

As I wake up to another beautiful late Spring Sunday morning here in Northern Virginia, I take a look at my reading accomplishments in April and I realize that it’s not overly all that exciting, and I really didn’t get too much accomplished.  That’s okay though, as I realize we’re entering the home stretch with […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week Ten

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter LI. With this week’s reading I couldn’t believe I read about two deaths and one birth.  Seems like a very interesting combination to me. The first thing I wanted to discuss with this week’s reading is my favorite whipping boy Richard.  What […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week Nine

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XLV.  With this week’s reading, I’m going to concentrate my thoughts on two particular items in the story line that really stood out to me.  One deals with Lady Dedlock and Mr. Tulkinghorn and the second deals with Mr. Jarndyce and Esther. […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week Eight

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXXIX.  This week’s reading was full of revelations, especially as it deals with Lady Dedlock and Esther.  More on that in a bit though. I want to point out a couple of other things prior to discussing Esther and Lady Dedlock.  The […]

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A Gripe Perhaps About E-Books?

For the last several weeks, I have been reading Aristotle’s The Metaphysics on my Kindle.  Even though there were a couple of freebies available on Amazon for this particular title, I decided to go ahead and download the Penguin Classics version of this work so I could get a decent introduction and perhaps some great insights […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week Seven

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXXIV.  I truly believe that this week’s reading was probably one of the easiest and smoothest chapters of reading of the book.  There just seemed to be less confusion than in previous weeks, and things seem to be coming together a bit […]

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My Thoughts on Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War

I realize, I’ve been a bit behind with my blogging, and I’m hoping in the coming weeks, that I’ll be a bit more active with making posts.  About a week ago, I completed my reading of Sun-Tzu’s The Art of War.  As I mentioned in my starting post about it here, I read the Penguin classics […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week Six

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXX.  I found this week’s reading to be particularly interesting because it seemed like finally things were starting to become a bit more clear, and there were a couple of a-ha moments. To begin with, I’m really starting to see Mr. Tulkinghorn […]

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March In Review

Wow, I can’t believe how quickly the first three months of the year has gone by.  More importantly, we are less than 12 weeks away before the baby’s arrival!  I’ve made quite a bit of progress here at home getting everything ready, I just have a few more projects that I need to get finished […]

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Bleak House Fridays – Week 5

This week, for the Bleak House read-along hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables, I read until Chapter XXIV.  Compared with last week’s reading, this week, the pace seemed to slow down a bit, but there were some things that caught my attention this week regardless. To begin with, I can’t get too far into my thoughts this week without […]

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