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Yes, the Pagan Book Reviews blog at http://paganbookreviews.net is still going after six years! After the recent revival and additional reviewers late last year, we're starting to get some new reviews up! Here's the newest batch:

Reading Egyptian Art by Richard Wilkinson - http://paganbookreviews.net/2013/01/01/reading-egyptian-art-by-richard-wilkinson/
Following the Sun by Sharon LaBorde - http://paganbookreviews.net/2013/01/01/following-the-sun-by-sharon-laborde/
El Brujo by Thomas Gerard - http://paganbookreviews.net/2012/12/23/el-brujo-by-thomas-gerard/
The Priests of Ancient Egypt by Sauneron, Lorton and Corteggiani - http://paganbookreviews.net/2012/12/23/the-priests-of-ancient-egypt-by-sauneron-lorton-and-corteggiani/
Eternal Egypt by Richard Reidy - http://paganbookreviews.net/2012/12/22/eternal-egypt-by-richard-reidy/
Abydos by David O’Connor - http://paganbookreviews.net/2012/12/22/abydos-by-david-oconnor/
Nature-Speak by Ted Andrews - http://paganbookreviews.net/2012/12/03/nature-speak-by-ted-andrews/

While we have a group of regular reviewers, if you would like to submit a guest review there's information at http://paganbookreviews.net/want-to-submit-a-review/

on 2013-01-03 12:14 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] klgaffney
Yay, glad to see it back!

Now I'm randomly curious if any of the scarlet imprint books are on the future roster--I'm enjoying the stuff put out by Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold and Jake Stratton-Kent, but I haven't really explored anyone else's work. The current revival of the scholar-practioner-sorceror types are making me very happy (and poor).

on 2013-01-03 03:34 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] thejeopardymaze
While I agree LaBorde could have been better at sourcing, Devo isn't exactly unbiased when it comes to KO, and in my understanding has taken their courses.

I may have to review this book myself sooner or later, because despite any shortcomings its still a great resources for beginners.

Rational Wiki has very good criticism of Tamara Siuda, which must be taken in account should you ever hear defenses of her or her group: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/House_of_Netjer

I don't agree with the neo-atheism of their site but when it comes to KO and their leader they're pretty spot on.

Laborde's Following the Sun

on 2013-10-05 03:49 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] gracesong815.wordpress.com
I would have to echo your sentiments. Ms. Laborde could have better cited her sources, but unless I'm dumber than a sack of rocks, I found very little trace of condescension or an overabundance of caustic remarks. I don't want to become entangled in the drama, but I think it's the reviewer in question who holds the bias this time. I personally thought her book was a good read for the beginner, and it gave a thorough run-down of the various deities and their myths.

p.S. Devo has gone through the beginner classes in KO, but I'm not sure that alone would completely bias her toward the KO point of view. However, unless there's some personal ax to grind, I don't see why she, and the other people on the KO forums, would be so opposed to Ms. Laborde's book. The point about the citation I see, but the complaints about the author's tone I don't understand.

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