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From the reading pile: Barrayar (contains spoilers)

I’m enjoying “Barrayar” right now, from Lois McMaster Bujold, and I thought I’d share an excerpt. Bujold is a keen observer of human interactions, and readers with complicated medical problems might relate to some of this.

Commander Cordelia Naismith (also known as Lady Vorkosigan), a former Betan military commander, is in a doctor’s office on Barrayar. She is being checked out after a series of traumatic experiences.

Friday Hoyden: How to Hoyden Hepburn

Oh, I have enjoyed dipping into this over the last couple of weeks.

Karen Karbo has tapped into the rich vein of enduring fascination with Kate the Great, taking a delightfully fresh approach to a much examined life. She uses quotes and anecdotes from and about Hepburn judiciously and examines the implications with a fond but clarifying eye.

Friday Hoyden: Zoe Goss

Who can forget that golden moment when Zoe Goss dismissed Brian Lara? Goss was part of the Bradman XI side playing in the Bradman Foundation charity match in 1994. She bowled two for 60 off ten overs, including the wicket… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: Keiko Fukuda

I was a judo player through my university years. Judo was an essential ingredient in my personal realisation of my bodily strength and mental power. I learned that I could jump, fall, roll, lift, and throw; and I learned that… Read More ›