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Wednesday
Nov142012

reading and living and learning

I suppose I'm just one of those people who can only learn from direct experience. Especially when it comes to history, I need to live it in order to get it.

In short, I need to read it.

And not a dry history of whatever it is -- not a summary of this battle and that battle, this general, that president, this body count, that treaty.  Nope.

I need a story.  I need characters.  I need some fiction in my non.

So it is with The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam, a book I recently received as a part of From Left to Write on-line bloggers bookclub.  I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down -- emerged from the story with a whole new perspective on a time that I should have known more about.

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