"I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Books"
Nothing to say, How about a free book?

Here I am, it's approaching 7:00 p.m. I need to get to translating, and I have nothing to blog about. Today's big challenge at work was starting the training of my newest assistant, a young man from Haiti. I shouldn't have to train new assistants at this time of year, as the ones I trained in the fall aren't supposed to have expired yet. But I've been running through assistants a little more rapidly than usual of late. One would almost think there was something wrong with my management style... No, no, that's ridiculous.

Anyway, I praised Robert Mullin's space fantasy novel Bid the Gods Arise a while back, and for a very short time you can get the Kindle version free here. I think you'll enjoy it.


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Comments on "Nothing to say, How about a free book?":
1. Roy Jacobsen - 01/29/2013 9:51 pm EST

No love for nook owners. So ein Mist!

2. Loren Eaton - 01/30/2013 10:29 am EST

Downloading ...

3. Paul - 01/31/2013 9:07 am EST

Followed your recommendation on Klavan's latest. W/O doubt one of the most talented, spell-binding writers of any genre. Now heading to pick up Soft Target per your tip. Added Bid the Gods Arise to my Kindle library yesterday. Many thanks for daily comments on books, the public arena and the Christian Life.....Paul

4. Lars Walker - 01/31/2013 9:55 am EST

Well that's always nice to hear.

5. Paul - 02/04/2013 4:00 pm EST

Lars, you need to add this blog to your roll:


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