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July 23, 2008

Just popping in to note that I finished reading:

4.) Chronicles of Chrestomanci Volume One by Diana Wynne Jones

It was pretty darn good. Much longer than the other books I was reading before, plus it took even longer to read, because my mom was visiting, which means no reading/quiet time. My biggest complaint would be that the author really throws around the terms “savages” & “heathens” quite often, which I truly detest. To me, the words bring about ideas of cultural, religious, or even racial superiority & hierarchy, as if one group can be more “advanced”, no matter what the context. Since the books I’ve read by her so far seem to usually take place in a pseudo-British otherworld, the whole British Empire/colonialism thing just stews uncomfortably in my head all the while. I dunno.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2008 7:17 pm

    Hi Destiny, Just stopping by to let you know I’m passing along the Brillante Weblog Award to you. I’ve really enjoyed your photos! Check my blog for info.

  2. July 24, 2008 3:23 pm

    Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Brillante Weblog award. See my blog for the post. Thanks for being such an entertaining blogger!

  3. July 25, 2008 11:53 am

    Lisa—Thanks! I’m heading to Show Me Vegan now…

    Yo Soy!—I’m so overwhelmed with all the kindness here. Thank you so much!

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