Reading Update


My last review was on 7/31/16. It’s been a while. The last couple of months have seen me sick off and on, and I started a book just before I got sick that is over 600 pages. So, not feeling like reading combined with a chunker means I’m still reading that book. Good news is […]

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau


I wanted so badly to enjoy this book. I’ve read such wonderful things about the insights Thoreau has in it that I was expecting page after page of things that blew my mind, or at least made me nod vigorously in agreement. What I got was several pages of Thoreau explaining how he built his […]

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400 Years After Shakespeare


April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. I will always have a love of Shakespeare. I was first introduced to Macbeth in grade school, around the age of ten. I absolutely loved it. Next would come Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and King Lear. I […]

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The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson


Ben Jones drives a truck down a long stretch of nearly abandoned highway through the Utah desert, making deliveries to people who, for one reason or another, prefer to be left alone. When he meets Claire, he finds he’s drawn to her, not really caring what she’s running from, and she’s obviously running from something. As […]

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck


     East of Eden tells the history of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons. The narrator, a member of one of the families, recounts the stories as they were told to him. We follow several generations through life, death, love, and hatred. The book summary says that this is a modern retelling of the book of Genesis, […]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


     Told by German soldier Paul Bäumer, All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of a group of schoolmates who enlisted in the German army during World War I. We watch as these young men fight at the front lines, and entertain themselves between battles. We see the losses, and the hardness that […]

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Reading Update


Yesterday I finished my second reading of Ted Dekker’s A.D. 30 (you can read my initial review here) and started book two: A.D. 33. All I’ll say is I’m a little over 50 pages in and I’m loving it. I’m trying to finish this book as well as Knowing God before next Monday. *hands folded […]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury


When a strange carnival comes into town in the middle of the night, two boys are pulled into its strange mysteries. This book was on my Fill In the Gaps challenge list. I’m sad to say that I didn’t finish it. I made it a little over half way through before I decided to call it […]

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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee


     Jean Louise Finch, or Scout as she is better known, returns home at twenty-six to find that her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama is different than she remembers. Racial tensions put her at odds with the town and its people, including her beloved father, Atticus. There’s no doubt that the publication of this novel is […]

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