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30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 10: How Important is Education? (With ebook giveaway)

Today’s topic is supposed to be how important I think education is. At first, I thought that was a stupid topic. Of course education is important. But…

Well, I’ve decided to run with it.

Stray Cats and Streetwise Orphans

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Photo by c.Everett Collection / Rex Features (1550648e)
OLIVER!, Jack Wild
Oliver! – 1968

I have a fondness for the streetwise orphan in fiction. It started with Dodger in Oliver! (the 1968 musical version) and continued with The Outsiders (who weren’t necessarily orphans, but didn’t seem to have much parental supervision). As an adult, I still love this character trope. There’s Mildmay the Fox in Sarah Monette’s Doctrine of Labyrinth series, Bird and Ninepin in *Lyndsay Faye’s Timothy Wilde trilogy, Rusty in Major Crimes (even though the show mostly bores me, these days)…

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30-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 5: Lyndsay Faye’s Timothy Wilde Trilogy

Favorite Foods?

cheese-deli14Today’s topic was supposed to be “favorite foods and why”, but that just wasn’t going to fill a blog post. My favorite food is cheese. Why? Uh… because.

‘Nuff said.

So today, I’m going with a book recommendation.

Or, to be more exact, a trilogy recommendation.

The Timothy Wilde Trilogy, by Lyndsay Faye

The first book in the series, Gods of Gothamwas an impulse buy for me. I was wandering around Barnes & Noble one day, just killing time, when I spotted a cover that really caught my eye.

No, it wasn’t Gods of Gotham. It was Seven for a Secret (the second book of the trilogy). It featured a man wearing a copper star, his face partially obscured by a hat pulled low. It was reminiscent of Justified, and I was intrigued.

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