Category Archives: Books

Six Months of Reading – Fiction

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I’m looking forward to some beach worthy reading this summer, but first I’ll share a sample of the novels I’ve read this year. (Six months of non-fiction here.) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman was a surprising and delightful book. … Continue reading

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Six Months of Books – Non-Fiction

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Call me obsessive, but I keep yearly lists of every book I’ve read. There are a couple reasons for this. The list is very handy when someone asks me if I’ve read any good books and the titles immediately escape … Continue reading

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Educating Myself About the Refugee Crisis

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Millions of people in this world are looking for a place to call home. Many of them fear for their lives because of war, oppression, and violence, and others have no means of support. They all desire freedom and a … Continue reading

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Books and Movies to Consider on Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day we remember those who have died while serving our country in the armed forces. (Read here for the history of Memorial Day.)  If I’m honest, I spend a couple minutes remembering those who have died for my … Continue reading

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Escape to Fiction

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It is my habit to keep a novel at my bedside at all times. I haven’t gone to sleep without reading in…years. In fact, panic sets in if I’m close to finishing a book and the next one isn’t ready. … Continue reading

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The Year in Books

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“So many books; so little time” is a quote attributed to Frank Zappa (according to Goodreads). I agree. C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” As a … Continue reading

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Bible Translation Rumination

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Have you tried to buy a new Bible lately?  The choices are dizzying. I have at least a dozen physical Bibles, in seven different translations, within my reach right at this moment.  There are probably at least as many on other bookshelves in the house.  If my … Continue reading

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Fiction and Non-Fiction: A Year of Reading

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It’s a life-long habit of mine to leave a novel next to my bed, and I cannot go to sleep without reading at least a few pages.  A good book gently removes the cares of the day from my mind while I get absorbed … Continue reading

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If Only: Letting Go of Regret (book review)

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What do you do with your troublesome “if only” moments, a.k.a. regrets?  I tend to ignore them, safely stashing them in a mental holding cell because facing them feels like living Groundhog Day without the power to change anything.  No fun. If Only: Letting Go of Regret, by Michelle Van Loon, … Continue reading

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Deja View

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Hollywood has trained us to anticipate summers full of  action movies, goofy (raunchy?) comedies, and a few predictable romantic comedies.  I’ll no doubt cooperate by seeing several movies over the summer.  I’ve probably seen some of them before. 2 Much? “There’s a lot of No. … Continue reading

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