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Valverde by Jennifer Bohnhoff (a Preview and a Fundraiser)

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Valverde by Jennifer Bohnhoff (a Preview and a Fundraiser)

Today we're looking at a bit of local history. While most books, movies, lesson plans, and enthusiasts focus on the Civil War as it was fought in the eastern United States; the war also extended into the western territories. In February 1862, over 5500 Union and Confederate troops fought near Fort Craig - not far from Socorro, New Mexico - in what became known as the Battle of Valverde. Teacher, author, and New Mexico native Jennifer Bohnhoff is seeking to shine some light on this neglected part of Civil War history and to make the Civil War more relevant to...

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Oso Canyon Artfest - Albuquerque, November 5

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Oso Canyon Artfest - Albuquerque, November 5

If you live in Albuquerque or are just visiting, come see us at the Oso Canyon Artfest! I will be in room 2 (I believe it's near the parking lot entrance) at the table with the fabric tree forest. I will be selling book weights, stuffed fabric Christmas trees, viola and violin shoulder rest bags, and an assorted of other Dragon in Knots products.   The Artfest will be held Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Bear Canyon Senior Center (4645 Pitt St NE) in Albuquerque. Click here for a map. There will be 70+...

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Book News - June 2016

Book News Poetry

Book News - June 2016

HWÆT, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon! Great news! Beowulf is now online. Both the Old English text and various Modern English translations have been online for years, but now, thanks to the British Library, budding medievalists can read straight from the original manuscript without ever leaving home. This is an excellent resource for enthusiasts who don't have access to a facsimile. The Beowulf poem appears in Cotton MS Vitellius A XV. This manuscript, one of the four manuscripts that compromises the majority of Old English poetry, contains other Old English works, such as...

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J.M. Barrie's Sherlock Holmes Parodies (Review)

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J.M. Barrie's Sherlock Holmes Parodies (Review)

Sherlock Holmes is everywhere these days: movies, two recent television series, innumerable memes, online fanfic... In Arthur Conan Doyle's day, the situation was much the same, though the mediums have changed. Numerous Victorian writers picked up their pens to write parodies, pastiches, and even advertisements featuring their own version of Sherlock Holmes. Today we are going to look at Sherlock stories by one of these writers: James M. Barrie. That's right - the guy who went on to write Peter Pan. Barrie and Doyle were friends. In fact, they were on a cricket team together along with writers P.G. Wodehouse,...

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A Girl Called Foote by A.E. Walnofer (Review)

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A Girl Called Foote by A.E. Walnofer (Review)

A Girl Called Foote falls into the category of books I found while randomly flipping through the ebook offerings of the local library. Isn’t it wonderful how the library lets us take a chance on books we wouldn’t normally consider? In all honesty, I chose the book because of its cover. It stands out from other library offerings in its simplicity. subtle, elegant, as enigmatic as the title, and reminiscent of old books – thus well-suited for a novel about a 19th century bookworm The book begins as an episodic novel, showing glimpses into the childhoods of the two protagonists:...

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