Posts Tagged: rereading

Rereading When Voiha Wakes

Joy Chant, When Voiha Wakes I first read this when it came out, in 1983, when I was young and foolish impressionable. Also, I had little use for men at the time, making the female-dominated society in the book seem natural and desirable. In short (the review, on the title link, has much more information):

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Rereading Tam Lin

Pamela Dean, Tam Lin This is probably my fifth or sixth rereading– my copy is battered enough for that. I think I still love it, even though I see more –well, not flaws exactly, but little inconsistencies, small unbelievable things, every time.  For instance a Classical Greek class reading Herodotus at the end of one

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Rereading Het pierement achter de woonwagen

C.E. Pothast-Gimberg, Het pierement achter de woonwagen (The street organ behind the wagon) Another of those books from my childhood that can only be found on second-hand-nostalgic-books sites, and very much in passing on academic and slightly academic children’s literature sites. I remember first reading it at the house of a friend of my parents,

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Rereading Geheimen van het Wilde Woud

Tonke Dragt, Geheimen van het Wilde Woud This is the sequel to De brief voor de koning, and I’ve always liked it less without knowing why. After all, it was about the same people, and a lot more people like them. But I think I may have laid my finger on it this time around:

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Rereading De brief voor de koning

Tonke Dragt, De brief voor de koning (The letter for the king) Another favourite book from my preteens and teens– perhaps a bit later than Ilja de kleine ganzenridder. It strikes me, now that I read it again after twenty years or so of Valdyas just as we’re having a bit of campaign with a

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Rereading De jonge prinsen

Guus Kuijer, De jonge prinsen (The young princes) I remember this as a “kind of all right” book, probably because it came out when I was already an adult (in 1986) and I didn’t read it at the appropriate age. For this is, I think, very much a book to read when you’re about ten,

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Rereading De brieven van de generaal

Paul Biegel, De brieven van de generaal (Letters from the general) I love Paul Biegel’s writing style. Over time it grew, but didn’t change much; the difference between Het sleutelkruid (The King of the Copper Mountains) near the beginning and Man en Muis near the end of his long life is more in the way

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Rereading De gestolen ikoon

Attie Leijnse, De gestolen ikoon (The stolen icon) Not a single link that isn’t “buy this book here second-hand” or “I have this in my (historical) collection”. That is to say, only bibliographic information, nothing about the content. Serves me right for reading obscure books, probably. This is actually rather well written for a 1960s

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Rereading De kristallen bloem

Ronny & Noud van den Eerenbeemt, De kristallen bloem (The crystal flower) Judging by the handwriting in the (publisher-provided) “This book belongs to” box I must have been about nine when I got this. I coloured in all the line-drawing illustrations and even made my own illustrations on separate sheets with careful references in the

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Rereading Passenger to Frankfurt

Agatha Christie, Passenger to Frankfurt I wonder why there’s a pack of dynamite on the cover of the edition we have, because while there’s a lot of explosive stuff going on (especially in interpersonal relations) there aren’t any actual explosions, at least not in the foreground. I must have finished this the first time around,

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