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Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

Back again for our new round of hero vs hero.  Literary crush vs. literary crush.  Captain Blood has, so far, taken the win for the first two rounds. Captain Blood: once a slave then a pirate then a ... what it a governor?  Something like that, but ultimately, Captain Blood is the lover of his… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Archie Goodwin

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Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

The last time I played this game it was Captain Blood vs. The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the winner was Captain Blood. This time we'll put Captain Blood up against the hero from a recent read.  And guess what?  Turns out I have another pulp hero in my recent reads. Tarzan! So, Tarzan predates Captain Blood… Continue reading Hero vs. Hero: Captain Blood vs. Tarzan

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Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes

So, this isn't my first time reading Tarzan.  I've actually read 3.5 books of the series.  Did you know that it's a series?  With 24 books?!  I didn't when I read the first one.  And I was PISSED at the end. Turns out the story most of us know actually covers the first couple of books.  I… Continue reading Book Review: Tarzan of the Apes

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Trying something new…

So, if you've seen my shelves, you know they're bulging   I'm actually at the point where no more bookshelves will fit into my apartment and no more books will fit on my shelves.  😦 Clearly I need to move.  Especially since I'm not going to stop buying books.... Aren't these lovely.  I need something like this.  Times 10. This is my… Continue reading Trying something new…

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Stack of something…read with me?

So, I'm going to start this new thing.  I'm not sure anyone will even care :).  However, I heart thebookrat.com and she does this deal where she presents five books that have been lingering on her shelves for a while and lets her readers vote on what she'll read next. I *might* have this little… Continue reading Stack of something…read with me?

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Here’s the truth…

Varney the Vampyre is crazy pants.  The book I mean, but honestly  the Vampyre admitted he was a Vampyre so....he's maybe not the best example ever.  I'm pretty sure secrecy is a good plan for those creatures of the night.   Now, there are pieces of this book that I absolutely love.  For example, the opening… Continue reading Here’s the truth…

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It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!

Captain Blood The Scarlet Pimpernel So these boys were both published in the early 1900s.  Scarlet Pimpernel came out in 1905.  Captain Blood was released 1922. Both were dandies.  Both were incredibly clever.  Both ignored the laws of their day and followed their own honor. (Though the Scarlet Pimpernel was far more "legal" than Captain… Continue reading It’s a literary hero VS. hero. Dunh, dunh, dunh!