Tag 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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The Best of Twelve Books in Twelve Weeks

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So far this year, to my delight, I’ve moved twelve books from my extensive list of “books to read” to my annual record of “books I’ve read.” Here are some of the best of my eclectic selections. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Read (and the associated books that I read this year)

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Reason #1:  To enjoy, experience and learn from a compelling story.  A well told story, in print or on a screen, will grab me every time.   The Brutal Telling, Bury Your Dead, A Trick of the Light, The Cruelest Month, and A Beautiful Mystery, all … Continue reading

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Reading a Book for the Second Time

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Do you read books more than once?  If so, is there a difference in how you approach a book when you read it for the second time? When I read a book from which I want to learn and retain … Continue reading

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