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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 28, 2014 at 10:13pm

While looking for something else, I found Ian Mason's comment a year ago recommending a few books.

I'll heartily second the one for Phillip Pullman's book "The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ". In this retelling, Mary has twins, Jesus, who teaches, comforts, and does good works, and Christ, who's more intent on starting a powerful institution than on recording the truth.

As Ian described it: "One of a series where established authors are commissioned to re-tell various myths. Pullman describes his book as being about 'how a story becomes a story', the distorting jump from a few simple events to a told account of them that spreads and spreads."

Comment by Patricia on March 28, 2014 at 9:19pm

I'm in a very small city so the library here is rather limited. Now that I can use my library card to ''borrow'' & download books from the ''library without walls'', it's a very good choice. I only purchase books that I intend to keep, but seldom pay a regular price. 

Comment by booklover on March 28, 2014 at 9:13pm
She couldn't afford the $30 book, and wouldn't have paid that for it anyway. That's why she was so excited to see a great used copy for fifty cents! I agree with you Patricia! The library is really good here too, but I sometimes owe Agee dollars for turning books in late. Still beats buying retail, & helps support the library!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 28, 2014 at 8:56pm

Napoleon, you have done it again. Just when you redeem yourself in my eyes, you invite me to look at those photos of two newborns and the video, "Viking Trance - Transfuseit" I could only tolerate if for about 10 seconds. I can't image watching for 7+ minutes. 

Comment by Patricia on March 28, 2014 at 6:47pm

I refuse to pay prices like that. Used is fine by me as long as everything is intact.

Comment by booklover on March 28, 2014 at 5:26pm

Cool Patricia!  Thanks!  My daughter got a book today she had been wanting.  At Barnes & Noble it was $30.  I paid fifty cents for it, and it was in great condition! :)

Comment by Patricia on March 28, 2014 at 2:53pm

Melinda, have discovered a pretty good site for buying/donating used books, & got my first shipment a few weeks ago. Worth checking out......

http://www.betterworldbooks.com/

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on March 28, 2014 at 9:49am

Viking Trance - Transfuseit

'An artistic and musical conspiracy by Napoleon Bonaparte & Erik the Viking'

Comment by booklover on March 28, 2014 at 8:52am

I knew you would like it Steph!

Going to the UU church today for their annual "Trash or Treasure" sale.  We always get a lot of good books!  Then out for lunch with my Mom and Daughter. :)

I hope you all have a good weekend my friends!

Comment by Steph S. on March 28, 2014 at 8:42am

I had to take that cat pic Booklover- I love it

 

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