Old_Begonia wrote:I've also been picking my way through Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization,
"...or more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization." It is interesting, but hardly compelling.
The Nameless Thing wrote:In 1967 I walked into aviation shop and written on the blackboard was "FRODO LIVES". I had no idea what that meant, but a friend of mine , author Jeff Duntemann had the same class and (seeing the same thing) during lunch he brought me up to speed and started me on 'the road that goes ever on'. From then on I read LOTR at least once a year until the movies came out. That's 33 times MINIMUM!
Well make that 34. I started it again over the weekend. Currently on 'Shadow of the Past' a key chapter in the trilogy. After starting I wondered what had taken me so long!
Mithfânion wrote:'m reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb ( a new trilogy!!) and Nagasaki by Eric Foye ( not sure if I spelled that right, it's about an elderly and lonely Japanese man).
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