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2011: A Year of Reading

Victory! I've completed both of the reading challenges I set goals for. I read 52 books this year... 12 of them were classics. I read several books I'd never read before and discovered a few new authors. Here are my recommendations of the books I read this year: Highly Recommended: Green by Ted Dekker (though I… Continue reading 2011: A Year of Reading

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Night by Elie Wiesel

     The picture to the left is the cover of a 3-in-1 collection of Elie Wiesel's Night Trilogy. Night, the first of the trilogy, is a memoir. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, tells of his time at Auschwitz. From his home, to the ghetto, to the camps and the separation of his family... he and his… Continue reading Night by Elie Wiesel

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Kingdom’s Dawn by Chuck Black

     Leinad is sixteen years old - the son of a farmer. He has spent his life working the land, and practicing sword fighting with his father. He eventually learns that the sword fighting was not just to pass the time. Leinad has been called to serve the King. He sets out on his journey with a young… Continue reading Kingdom’s Dawn by Chuck Black

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

     In what is probably Charles Dickens' best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be… Continue reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

     In the middle of World War II, Gene and Phineas are coming into their last year of high school. Roommates, away at boarding school, they find themselves growing closer over the summer session. As Gene tries to find himself, he also senses a rivalry building between him and his friend. After a serious accident (or… Continue reading A Separate Peace by John Knowles

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A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines

    This story takes place in Louisiana in the 1970's. Times have changed and across the country the black community has started to see civil rights, but deep in Cajun country there are people who don't like that change. When a white man is killed it seems evident that Mathu, a black man, has done… Continue reading A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines


Musing Mondays 12/19/11

Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, this week’s musing asks… What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone? I have to break this up into fiction and non-fiction... believe me, it's hard enough doing it this way. To pick just one altogether would be impossible.  For fiction, it would have to be… Continue reading Musing Mondays 12/19/11

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Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman

     When it comes to Jesus, are you a fan or a follower? According to Idleman, "Are you a follower of Jesus?" is the most important question you will ever answer. Many claim to be followers of Jesus. We point to our church attendance, tithing, charity work, etc., as proof. However, most would be surprised to… Continue reading Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman