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ARC Review: Dogma of the Five Kingdoms (Book 2 of A Five Kingdoms of Cordizal Series)

Dogma of the Five Kingdoms by Charles K. Jordan In Dogma of the Five Kingdoms , Book 2 of his Five Kingdoms of Cordizal series, Charles K. Jordan again plunges us straightaway into the events unfolding on the continent of Cordizal. Though the war between the Five Kingdoms and the undead Scourge continues, the focus in Book 2 is on the unfolding scheme of the mysterious figure Ta'Lin and his followers. As the book unfolds we see Ta'Lin working to resurrect powerful magik from the past. His scheme threatens to bring an end to the Five Kingdoms themselves, and may lead to a fate worse than death for their citizens. Book 2 picks up right where Book 1 left off. (My review of the first book is here .) While there is the occasional bit of backstory provided, most of the action proceeds apace. The Kingdoms of the Grang, the Nawahl, the Ramons, Arzans and Xandrans, and the ongoing war, are taken as a given. Some of the happenings in Book 1 are alluded to, but not delved into or repeate

Review: My Own Words

My Own Words
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Own Words is a collection of essays, speeches and bench statements from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Though not a biography, the book does give you a strong sense of who Justice Ginsburg was, and what she stood for.

The book is divided into five parts, moving from her early years, to tributes she wrote to others, her commitment to gender equality, her nomination to the US Supreme Court, and some speeches and opinions from her time on the Court.

I listened to the audiobook on this one, and if you can get a hold of the audiobook I really recommend it. It's unique in that many of the speeches or statements were recorded, and it's those recordings of RBG that you hear in the audiobook, along with brief introductions by her co-authors Mary Hartnett and Wendy Williams (and read by Linda Lavin). It's an effective way to present the material.

One of my favorites is a speech not by the Justice, but by her husband Martin Ginsburg - it's hilarious. Who knew a tax attorney could have such a good sense of humor?

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