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My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
– Jane Austen,

who was born on this day, 1775

 
The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
A Christmas Carol
by George Macdonald
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A People’s History of the United States
Howard Zinn

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The Wake Up Call – December 16, 2014

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away”
– Emily Dickinson,
who was born on this date in 1830.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Christmas Meditations
by George Macdonald,
who was born on this day in 1824
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*** 3 Christmas Poems by George Macdonald

 

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Forgiving our Fathers and Mothers
By Leslie Leyland Fields

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The Wake Up Call – December 10, 2014

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.”
– Hannah Arendt,
who died on this date in 1975.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Silent Hour
Rainer Maria Rilke,
born on this date, 1875
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***  3 Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
My Little King: The Christmas Stories and Songs of George Macdonald

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The Wake Up Call – December 4, 2014

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
*** Today is Hobbit Day.

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Poem of the Day:
I Know What Beauty Is

George MacDonald

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Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling
by Peter Laufer

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The Wake Up Call – September 21, 2014

 

George MacDonald

This is the latest post in a series that will, in effect, create a library of classics that are available as free ebooks.
 
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This week we focus on the works of Scottish writer George MacDonald, whose work influenced C.S. Lewis and others. We have selected the following books as recommended reading.

 

We are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books.

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George MacDonald

This week marked the anniversary of the death of George MacDonald, a noted Scottish novelist of the 19th century, whose work influenced C.S. Lewis, W.H. Auden and others.

MacDonald was also a poet.  Here are three excellent poems from his collection A Hidden Life and Other Poems.
(This book is available as a FREE ebook for Kindle and other devices…)
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Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”
– George MacDonald,
who died on this date, 1905
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Poem of the Day:
Galileo
George Macdonald

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women
by George Macdonald
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The Wake Up Call – September 18, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together.”
-Norman Cousins, Writer
Born on this day 1915

 
Poem of the Day:
Songs of the Summer Days
By George MacDonald

 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
The Children of Divorce: Loss of Family as Loss of Being
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The Wake Up Call – June 24, 2014

 

George MacDonald

On the Birthday of George Macdonald, here are three of his Christmas poems…

 
These poems are found in the brand new ebook:

My Little King:
George Macdonald’s Christmas Stories and Songs

C. Christopher Smith, Editor

Only $0.99 for Kindle!!!

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

(Also known as “Mary’s Lullaby” to avoid confusion
with the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens)

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Early Children's LiteratureThis is the latest post in a series that will, in effect, create a library of classics that are available as free ebooks.
 
Last week’s post (1st in the series):  [ Classics of Ancient History ]
 

This week we focus on Early Children’s Literature (Pre-1900). We have selected the following books as recommended reading.
Next week we will continue the focus on Children’s Lit with a list of 20th century classics…
 
These are important books that would be great for children to read or for families to read aloud together. This list is also a great resource for homeschooling families.

 

In 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

 
Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.
 
 


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