Book of the Day Archive
November 16, 2018
Designing the creatures was only the first step. There was still the monumental task of building them.
November 15, 2018
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
November 9, 2018
They were children themselves, my mother and father, when they started having children in 1967 on the border of South Texas.
November 8, 2018
This book attempts to provide a short history of everybody for the last 130,000 years. The question motivating the books is: why did history unfold differently on different continents?
November 2, 2018
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
November 1, 2018
Nya is going to the pond to fetch water for her family, there and back, twice.
October 26, 2018
Until he was four years old James Henry Trotter had had a happy life.
October 25, 2018
At the first gesture of morning, flies began stirring. Inman’s eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake.
October 19, 2018
It was Mrs. May who first told me about them.
October 18, 2018
Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood. If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever lie your mom and dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life.