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Vikings 3, Episode V: THE USURPER

Oh, Sweet Heaven, I don’t know where to begin with this week’s episode. I have so many thoughts in my head, so much speculation, and even a discovery of sorts. Perhaps I should start with the title. The Usurper. By … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode II: The Wanderer

So, who is the Wanderer of the title of this episode? Note that the title is singular, not plural. One Wanderer, and not our band of Vikings who are roaming Britain’s green and pleasant land. There is an Old English … Read More

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#BookadayUK 26: Should Have Sold More Copies

I found this on my library shelf back in 2000: Ann Chamberlin’s Leaving Eden. This is a retelling of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve, and Chamberlin gives us a mythic tale set in a real world. She does … Read More

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#BookadayUK 25: Never Finished It

I hate having to confess to giving up on any book, especially one written by an author whose work I admire. But Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, defeated me. I think it was the epistolary format that just stopped me cold. … Read More

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#BookadayUK 24: Hooked Me in to Reading

I can’t go back to when I was first hooked into reading. Age 5? So I’m going to present a book that hooked me into reading IT the minute that I saw the cover. I saw it. I bought it. … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 10: The Lord’s Prayer (or My Lips Are Sealed)

I watched the finale of VIKINGS Season 2 the other night, and this post about it will be very short. If you saw it, you don’t need a recap. If you haven’t seen it yet, well, you won’t find any … Read More

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VIKINGS Episode 9: The Choice (or Here Comes the Cavalry?)

There were two high points in this episode for me. The first was the pitched battle between the Vikings and the combined forces of Ecbert and Aella.   The film crew did a masterful job. It was the best battle … Read More

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Viking Treachery

The third episode in this season’s THE VIKINGS was a tough one to watch. It was titled Treachery, and that theme – betrayal of trust, faithlessness – was played out in several different ways. Viking raiders attacked an English town … Read More

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Ragnar’s New Adversary

We’re two episodes into the second season of The Vikings on the History Channel. I’m loving the show and I highly recommend it. If you missed the first season or the first episodes of Season 2, do not despair! All … Read More

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A Review: The Hobbit

I finally made it to the theater to see THE HOBBIT, PART 2. I did not see it in 3D, and I don’t think my enjoyment of the movie was any the less for that. And yes, I did enjoy … Read More

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