Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Seventh Continent

The seventh continent is for reviews of books from Antarctica - or the sea, the space, the supernatural, history, the future - or whichever alternative setting you can come up with for this wildcart category. Have fun!



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22 comments:

  1. I'm signing up for the expert category because I think it will be interesting to find a variety of places to qualify for the 7th continent.

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  2. I'm hoping that this will qualify for the 7th continent, if not under the history banner, then maybe under the myths & legends one. here's a little about it -
    "Many stories and myths were written about Gilgamesh, some of which were written down about 2000 B.C. in the Sumerian language on clay tablets which still survive; the Sumerian language, as far as we know, bears no relation to any other human language we know about. These Sumerian Gilgamesh stories were integrated into a longer poem, versions of which survive not only in Akkadian (the Semitic language, related to Hebrew, spoken by the Babylonians)"

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  3. I think Gilgamesh is a wonderful choice for the 7th continent!

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  4. I'm going to do each of my reviews for this "continent" on a different idea.
    Here we have a book that is simultaneously a biography, an art critique, and a book on the author's inspiration.
    Unclassifiable, yet wonderful

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  5. My seventh continent is history and the first of the batch of books is DISSOLUTION, set in sixteenth century England. Henry VII is king and the Reformation is changing life in England.

    Beth

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  6. The seventh continent that I have chosen is Fantasy or Sci F. This first book is the first of just one of the trilogies I am planning to read.

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  7. I am enjoying this Challenge, thank you!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  8. I am so glad that I discovered C J Sansom, albeit somewhat late. The Tudors and Stuarts comprise one of my favorite periods in history

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  9. I've chosen to explore Arthurian Legend as my seventh continent. This book marks my halfway point through the challenge. I've read one from each continent!

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  10. My second one in this continent is the ocean

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  11. #20 showed the wrong book title. Sorry.

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  12. No problem. I removed the link.

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  13. My third book for this category is about how Pluto stopped being a planet. So astronomy would be the subject. The author actually used the analogy of continents in the book, discussing the problems of definition for both planets and continents.

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  14. Since this is a wild-card category, I'm being a bit liberal with my interpretation. I read Mat Johnson's Pym, a book that is set, largely, in Antarctica on an Earth that seems very real in the beginning but very surreal by the end.

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  15. My mistake, I forgot to post the link to my review of the book, so here it is. The Help was an amazing book and I chose it for my seventh continent because I had ignored this book for a long time without even considering it, and then I ended up loving it. Totally out of my comfort zone in terms of historical fiction!

    http://imlivinginadream.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/the-help-book-review/

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  16. I've finished the Challenge! (medium level)

    I'll post my wrap-up post sometime next week. I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge!
    -Kelly

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  17. This is another case of a broken link. Please delete number 24. I've posted a new link.

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  18. My seventh continent is "the blinding country of youth" from a quote by Dylan Thomas.

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  19. Cassandra: I hope I found them all.

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  20. Two reviews: The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland (Fairyland) and Fleet of Worlds (Future/Space).

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  21. Just one more to go- South America!

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  22. This was the easiest continent for me, since I read so much SF.

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