An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

     Laia and her family live under the rule of the Martial Empire. Her people live in poverty, often sold into slavery to the Martials. They don’t fight back. They’ve seen what happens when you do. Elias is one of the best students at the greatest military academy in the Empire. He is bound to […]

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Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

     An elderly farmer is brutally murdered, and his wife left to die, in a remote farming town in Sweden. Kurt Wallander, an inspector with the Ystad Police must find those responsible for the horrible crime. He has just one clue, the dying woman’s last word: foreign. In a country where lax immigration laws and […]

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Teaser Tuesday 12/16/14

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! […]

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Musing Mondays 12/15/14

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us […]

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My Plans for 2015

We are coming to the end of 2014, and I have spent most of it being lazy in regards to this blog and reading and studying things that I enjoy. There are many reasons why that I won’t get into, but I have been trying to pull myself out of this reading slump. With that […]

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Just adding to my pile of books

I always get excited when new books arrive in the mail. Today was double the excitement… I got TWO packages! The first package was a book I will be reading for review: The second package was an order from ChristianBook.com (CBD). They had a sale! Let’s break this down: The first book is a Ted Dekker […]

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52 Books in 52 Weeks 2014

In an effort to make myself read more, I’ve decided to once again participate in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge. The goal is simply to read at least one book per week. I’ve done it before… I can do it again. Let the reading begin!

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Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes by T. Neal Tarver

     Wayne is a former pastor , weighed down by a past failure. Nick is a younger man who wants nothing to do with God. Fate has it that these two men will die on the same day, but the paths they take after death are quite different. One man goes to a land filled […]

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Inactive Reader – An Update

I’ve gone through a period where I’ve been lazy and not feeling well, and just haven’t been feeling like doing much of anything, including reading. By association, this blog has been virtually inactive. I’m making plans to change that, and am currently reading a book for review. I will do my best to finish it this […]

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Angelguard by Ian Acheson

     Three major cities across the globe are hit with major explosions, killing thousands. Unlike the usual terrorist attacks, no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility. One man, Jack Haines, comes to believe he was protected by God during the explosion in his hometown that claimed the lives of his wife and two of […]

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The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

     It’s a bit hard for me to summarize this one. This book contains many tales written by Tolkien that take place in Middle-earth, the world he created for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien never actually got around to publishing this work. It was edited together by his son Christopher. It […]

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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend by Colin Duriez

     Compiling information from several sources, Colin Duriez has put together a wonderful biography for the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien. The material spans Tolkien’s entire life, but concentrates more on the habits and studies that led to the creation of his most famous works: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with other […]

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