cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down arrow date read date added
Wind, Sand and Stars
I find that reading books about plane crashes while physically in a plane really enhances the flying experience. I told my mother that and she thought ...more
May 30, 2012
May 20, 2012
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
An excerpt from a letter to Walter Hooper, 20 February 1968:
"I remember Jack [C.S. Lewis:] telling me a story of Brightman, the distinguished ecclesia
May 2009
Apr 16, 2010
Revelations of Divine Love
Medieval Lit: sometimes you are so cool, and other times you make me want to stab my eyes out with a quill pen.

Julian of Norwich falls into the catego
Nov 2008
Oct 31, 2008
The Heaven Tree Trilogy
For some reason, I didn’t really like it all that much until about 300 pages in. Around 600 pages, I started really enjoying it, and by the 800th page ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 27, 2008
Against Nature (A Rebours)
I read Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans, a copy of which I swiped years ago from a professor’s free-book shelf. Oscar Wilde was evidently fascina ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
Zorba the Greek
I’m reading Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, which is supposed to be somewhat of a classic. A friend recommended it highly, and now I’m beginning ...more
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Consolation of Philosophy
The Consolation of Philosophy turned out to be brilliant. I highly recommend it! It’s very short, but very dense. I think I fully digested maybe one-h ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Golden Daughter (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #7)
Clear your schedule before you pick this one up.

I’m serious. I made the mistake of starting it when I had a plethora of imminent deadlines looming ov
Nov 12, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
The Iliad
It took until PAGE 373 before Achilles finally got his act together and joined the battle, and then he did a bunch of junk and fought a river (?!) and ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2008
Shadow Hand (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #6)
I finally finished Shadow Hand, and my sluggish pace certainly was NOT due to the book content; I just didn’t have time to clap my eyes on the page ve ...more
Mar 06, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic, #1)
This book is the first in Kay's Sarantine Mosaic duology. (I think I may always use “duology” from now on to describe a book and its sequel, what a ne ...more
Sep 03, 2013
May 12, 2013
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
I'm always caught by surprise by how much I love the Narnia books, although they're not quite as - don't kill me - well written as I remembered. I thi ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Aug 10, 2008
Till We Have Faces
While at the library, thinking of books a million miles from C.S. Lewis, I stumbled quite by accident over Till We Have Faces. Dr. Waldron recommended ...more
Dec 2006
Aug 10, 2008
Paradise Lost
I'm finding I like Milton much more than I thought I did. He was an incredibly well-educated and articulate man, even if his ego was bigger than the e ...more
Apr 2008
Jul 27, 2008
Tenderfoot In Space
I got burned by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land, but I enjoyed Starship Troopers so much that I was happy to read Tenderfoot in Space and give ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
Delightful, but...there's always a but with Gaiman. I should be madly in love with his writing, but instead I always wind up liking it tremendously bu ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 03, 2010
The Great Gatsby
I was singularly unimpressed. It's a commentary on selfishness and the consequences of a self-centered lifestyle, or something abstract like that, but ...more
Aug 2006
Aug 10, 2008
The Essential Jung: Selected Writings
I must say I’m becoming a fan of good old Carl. I’m glad I read Freud first, as it’s giving me a good background helping me to understand Jung.
Jul 2008
Jul 27, 2008
Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath
Anyone who doesn’t think writing is hard work should read this collection, taken from Steinbeck’s daily writing notes. The poor man sweats bullets the ...more
Feb 19, 2014
May 12, 2013
Truckers (Bromeliad Trilogy, #1)
I’m all about Terry Pratchett’s Bromeliad trilogy these days, which is sort of like The Borrowers for grown-ups. It is, of course, tremendously witty ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Now, to preface this statement, I must say that I love Zorro. I grew up on the old black-and-white Zorro shows with Guy Williams, who is the epitome o ...more
Jan 2007
Apr 16, 2010
The Killer Angels
I recently read The Killer Angels, one of the most widely acclaimed historical novels out there and, according to Joss Whedon, one of the inspirations ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Oct 06, 2013
The Fall of Arthur
I guiltily paid full price for this book at B&N (something I'm practically allergic to after spending far too much time in secondhand shops), but ...more
Jul 25, 2013
May 24, 2013
I read Deerskin by Robin McKinley (of The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown fame) in a couple big gulps this week. I think anything would’ve gone ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
read Slaughterhouse Five in one sitting on the flight home from Minnesota, and I don’t recommend doing that. Still, Cuckoo’s Nest made Slaughterhouse ...more
Jul 02, 2013
May 12, 2013
Until That Distant Day
I’m a sucker for historical fiction, particularly historical fiction set during the French Revolution, and Until That Distant Day did not disappoint! ...more
May 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Richard III
The BBC did a four-part Shakespeare miniseries called The Hollow Crown, consisting of four plays, including Henry V. I adore Henry V with a burning pa ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Moll Flanders
Last Sunday I marveled at the lack of traffic while driving to the library. “Wow, Easter Sunday is a great time to do errands!” Except, of course, tha ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 01, 2013
Stranger in a Strange Land
I almost quit reading it twice, and I always, ALWAYS finish a book once I've started it, I can't not. It started out quite well and was moving along q ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2008
The Pilgrim's Regress
We’re reading Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis this week for our philosophy group. I’ve read Pilgrim’s Progress, of course, but wasn’t terribly impress ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 33 34