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  1. You might want a platform bed for other reasons, but you could probably accommodate your dog in other ways. We have a standard height bed with a leather ottoman at the foot of it that he uses to climb up. Two hops and he is on the bed. He's a little guy, about 20 pounds.

  2. This type of tool is usually called diff, from the UNIX command -line utility. There are many variations, some with GUIs. You forgot to mention your OS, but you might try diff-pdf on GitHub.

  3. Any short stories? If you're OK with fan fics rather than classic literature, I think a Google search with site:https://

  4. Curtis Craddock’s Risen Kingdoms series all takes place in a world like this.

  5. Are they actually sidelined, or just in books you haven't read? Little, Big and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell would be two to start with, if you aren't familiar with them.

  6. They sound good. Do The Borrowers count too or they just tiny people? 👍👍

  7. I think just tiny people, though it's been a long time since I read them.

  8. Tarzan of the Apes seems like an obvious suggestion. Not dumb at all in the books.

  9. I have not seen that video, but I used to use index cards with 10 items per card, meanings on the reverse side. It worked for me, and to some extent I was learning the words as a set. They were usually derived from the same source text anyway, so the context helped with making associations.

  10. I have not seen that video, but I used to use index cards with 10 items per card, meanings on the reverse side. It worked for me, and to some extent I was learning the words as a set. They were usually derived from the same source text anyway, so the context helped with making associations.

  11. Lucky is the star of The Green Millennium by Fritz Leiber. The cat is green and magical, by the way, and turns the human protagonist's life around.

  12. Consider me persuaded. Nice review, thanks.

  13. I wrote a desktop epub reader called Jorkens to do this for books in epub format (see

  14. The last book my wife and I read together was Once More upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi. We alternated reading chapters aloud to each other, one a day at bedtime; fortunately they are mostly pretty short. It does have a romantic theme, and as you can guess from the title, it's a fairly warped fairy tale; it's also a very funny one, about a couple that gets sent on a quest together by a witch. Heterosexual couple, though.

  15. I'd wait till October to do it, but my wife and I read A Night In Lonesome October together a day at a time and it was a lot of fun (each chapter is a day).

  16. Maybe The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs?

  17. For some reason I am thinking of Piers Anthony and Xanth.

  18. Define translation software. Computer-assisted translation or machine translation?

  19. Claire in the Hell's Library series by A. J. Hackwith. The first volume is the Library of the Unwritten. There are multiple POVs.

  20. I loved this series too, and I also hope another one is coming.

  21. The Ghost Pirates, by William Hope Hodgson; published in 1909, so probably more old-fashioned than most of the recommendations here. It might be more horror than you want, though.

  22. It's an extremely effective, if painful, way to identify where your knowledge gaps are. It's a bit depressing when you reach for a word, and draw a blank, over and over again. If you want more than finding out what you don't know, then translating in that direction will usually require a lot of checking and rechecking, e.g. Googling to see whether the combinations of words you come up with can actually appear in the wild. It can also be difficult to determine whether a word or phrase is a common one or a literary/rare one, and whether it matches the register being used. There's a reason why professional translators almost always translate into their native language.

  23. Have you read The Last Temptation of Christ?

  24. Cheers. I've never heard of it but I'll give it a google

  25. Drake also has a new series starting with The Spark that is a far-future SF/fantasy version of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Lots of armor, swords, and fighting. So far it's a trilogy.

  26. Michael Moorcock's The War Hound and the World's Pain. The War Hound of the title is a mercenary named von Bek during the Thirty Years' War, traveling across war-ravaged Germany and through fantasy lands along the way. One of the characters he meets is Lucifer.

  27. You might like Curtis Craddock's Risen Kingdom series. An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is the first one. It's set in a world where the nobility has (vampire) magic, and a daughter is born to evil aristocratic parents who is both physically handicapped and apparently lacking magical power. This embarrassment is saved from immediate infanticide and kept alive only by the intercession of a rogue royal musketeer, while her parents pretend she doesn't exist.

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