Archive for May 19th, 2007

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Patty Fairfield

May 19, 2007

I intend to reread as many of Carolyn Wells’ Patty Fairfield books as I can get my hands on this summer. Seven out of the seventeen books are up on Project Gutenberg, and I own one of the others. I’ve never found a Patty book in a bookstore, but they’re not terribly hard to find online, and…well, the Patty books somehow seem more worth owning than other girls’ series. I hope to own the whole series someday.
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Vita S. Epiphanii

May 19, 2007

 This is kind of an odd post. I’m working on a research paper about a late Roman bishop, Epiphanius of Pavia, and while Magnus Felix Ennodius’ biography of Epiphanius isn’t much like the other books I talk about here, there is a sort of fundamental similarity in that it’s considered to be pretty mediocre and the only people who read it nowadays are classicists mining it for historical detail. Read the rest of this entry ?