Coffee Beans and Flintlocks

Two great-looking Kindle deals for under $6!

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The Sword of Shannara Trilogy ($2.99)

Hello all. The Kindle version of Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara Trilogy (the first three books in his Shannara series) is on sale at Amazon right now for $2.99. While I haven't read these books by Brooks, I've read a number of other books by him including his The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy, which absolutely blew me away by... Continue Reading →

Brandon Sanderson Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle has put together a Brandon Sanderson bundle containing 9 of Sanderson's short stories, 3 of his audiobooks, 1 graphic novel, and the pen-and-paper "Mistborn Adventure Game" guide along with 2 supplemental titles ("Terris: Wrought of Copper" and "The Alloy of Law"). Altogether, the total cost would be about $174, but you can get all of them for just... Continue Reading →

On the Practice of Commonplacing

The practice of commonplacing is the act of a reader recording meaningful phrases, sentences, and paragraphs of text or "commonplaces," a practice that has been observed for centuries by great minds such as Caesar, Milton, Locke, Jefferson, and Emerson as well as literary figures such as Sherlock Holmes. Traditionally, these commonplaces were generally gathered from books, but a commonplace in... Continue Reading →

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