Mining the Depths

I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.


And I'm another GoodReads refugee. 

Write It Right- A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults - Ambrose Bierce Great new ways of looking at words: some of which have mostly dropped out of usage, and many which seem to have become standard. Poor Bierce would be in paroxysms of horror. While it may not be your go-to for modern literary language, you may want to take a look—it'll make you think about your words, and not just accept the common parlance. For example: Demean (v) is related to demeanor and therefore should be neutral, it's used in place of debased. Also amusing how many problems can be charged to the newspapers.

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The Well of Ascension
Brandon Sanderson
Progress: 325/781 pages
Brandon Sanderson
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Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
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Robin Hobb
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Ronna Lichtenberg
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English Creek
Ivan Doig