Archive for April 2013

Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Far traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman   Leave a comment

For most of the last 1,000 years people had believed Gudrid Tornbjanardottir to be nothing more than a myth.  Now archeological sites in Iceland, Greenland and North America prove that this remarkable woman of the Vineland Sagas must have actually existed. Nancy Marie Brown brings these sites to life with her vivid descriptions and her stiring narrative of portions of the Sagas that tell of Gudrid by name. Her explanation of translations for Norse words that are hard to translate help one to understand the hard culture of men an women in hard times.  They also leave me with a wish for a Viking fleece cloak that has not been made in large numbers for a long time. This because, having been made to resist ocean salt spray, it sounds warmer and dryer than any of the coats I have ever owned.

If you are a fan of history and Vikings in particular you may gain a great deal from this gem of a book. Though to anyone who does not like archeology it will be like nails on a chalkboard.

From the Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, God Loves You~Chester Blue   Leave a comment

Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson gives stone hearts a reason to soften with her tales of the travels of one very special Teddy Bear.  It begins when Miss Millie is forced to close her shop as the small town she grew up in begins to fade away. Too many of the younger generation moving to bigger cities. Now she must find a way to continue in life without a store to sell her precious Teddy Bears. The night before packing up her store she says a prayer. The next morning she finds a strange package on her doorstep with no return address. Inside is a mysterious blue Teddy Bear with a note on fine white stationary. The note reads “God loves you ~ Chester Blue.”  Miss Millie having found comfort in the message gives Chester a proper name tag and a little suitcase with something special inside besides the note which is Chester’s message to the world. She then passes him on to twin brothers in need of comfort. Chester then gets to travel the country giving help and hope to those in need.

If you have story time at your house, if you believe in God, if you need a reminder that you are loved, then this is a book you should read.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Larger Reviews, TV, Eureka, Season Five   Leave a comment

The Science Fiction TV show Eureka is one of the best shows ever created and now all five seasons can be viewed on Netflix.  Season Four ended with the loss of the Asturias space ship and all twenty of her crew plus Dr. Alison Blake.  The Asturias returns to Earth at the beginning of Season Five only to find that they never reached Titan and that in a blink of a eye Four years have passed in their home town of Eureka.  Nothing is as they left it and the town is ruled by Artificial Intelligences.

Each Episode will keep you glued to your seat wanting more. Sadly Season Five Is The end of the road for Eureka.  It ends leaving you with questions but most of the loose ends are tied up. I recommend that if you have not seen Eurka and you like Science Fiction that you look it up on Netflix and try to savor every  season.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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