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The Late George Apley
Boy, did this book deserve the Pulitzer Prize (late 1930s). It is a picture of Boston society in the early 1900s. George Apley is the patriarch of an...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The Greatest Salesman In The World
This book had lots of great information, but it was told in a story setting that annoyed me. I'd prefer just a list. When the book was written in 1968...more
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You
Great book we used in Sunday school. It was a close look at Eve, Sarah, Rahab, Ruth, Hannah, Mary, Anne, The Samaritan Woman, Mary and Martha, Mary Ma...more
Jan 29, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Looking For Rachel Wallace (Spenser, #6)
This was another Parker book that a gave a five-star rating.
In this book Spenser is hired to protect a radical feminist
lesbian writer. He modeled for...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
Home Safe
Elizabeth Berg's books are really good. I'm enjoying novels by women these days. This was a mother-daughter story of a recently widowed woman who is o...more
Sep 23, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
Poodle Springs
Raymond Chandler was the inspiration for Parker's writings. When
Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a Philip Marlowe thri...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
Early Autumn (Spenser, #7)
Another five-star rating. The Sunny Randall book
where Sunny mentors a young girl was written in
1999. This book in the Spenser series was written
in 198...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation
Another thoughtful book by M. L'Engle. Her writing is easy and almost conversational. I do like that. Her Christian perspective is influenced by her E...more
Jan 16, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Homeschooling for Excellence
This was a book, written in 1897, that I read before each school year started for several years. Unlike the Colfax family, we did not live on a self-s...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Excellence: Run with the Horses
This was a commentary of the book of Jeremiah by Peterson, one of my current favorite Christian writers. In the 60 years that Jeremiah lived he was al...more
Feb 21, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
The Commands of Christ: What It Really Means to Follow Jesus
The summary of the book is best given by a quote from the author's father, Henry Blackaby: "God's commands are designed to guide you to life's best."...more
Nov 11, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
A Model of Christian Maturity: An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13
This is the second Carson book we've used for a weekly Bible study. It has been excellent. The book reveals Paul's heart, his thorn in the flesh, chro...more
Nov 13, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
The Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life (Hendrickson Christian Classics)
I read this some years before and was not all that impressed, but this reading earned the book a top rating. There was so much wisdom. The book was de...more
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage
Yancey's background was one of strict fundmentalism in Georgia. He rejected the narrowness and prejudices of the members and was away from the church...more
Mar 10, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works
Wonderful daily readings for the year. The selections were taken from a variety of Lewis's books. I was motivated to read a couple of his books again...more
Dec 28, 2013
Feb 17, 2014
Surprised by Oxford
Interesting chronicle of Canadian Weber's time in Oxford for graduate study. When she came she felt no need for God. Loved the influence a group of Ch...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ
Excellent book which we used for Sunday school. There was great interest in studying James. Wiersbe's books have wonderful content, but the chapters a...more
Dec 20, 2013
Feb 17, 2014
God's Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light with Study Guide
This was not my favorite E. Eliot book, but everything she writes is very good. The whole idea of the book is that we draw closer to God so we can con...more
Jul 28, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
Skaggs talks about his early life (born in 1954) in rural Kentucky, his musical parents, and his development as a mandolin,violin,and guitar player. H...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Make Yourself Unforgettable: The Dale Carnegie Class-Act System
I like reading motivational books occasionally. It's like Proverbs
lite - rules for life. This book was well done with lots of lists,
then discussion o...more
May 18, 2009
May 25, 2009
Pollyanna (Pollyanna, #1)
This is a children's book I don't think I had ever read. I liked it. I found Pollyanna, not so pollyannaish as she is known, but just a girl who choos...more
Jun 11, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
A Savage Place (Spenser, #8)
This was probably my least favorite book of the Spenser
series. He was on location in Hollywood to protect a TV
reporter investigating corruption and ra...more
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
A Widow's Story
Another widow book. The first 50 pages of the 400 page book told the story of her husband's illness,
hospitalization, and death. Most interesting since...more
Feb 27, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
All Over But the Shoutin'
Wow! Did I ever enjoy every page of this book! The author writes a column in "Southern Living", so that's how I discovered him. He is totally Southern...more
Jul 20, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today
This was a fun book with the author giving his opinion, usually witty and wise, on a variety of today's "most awkward and pressing questions."

May 29, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir
Excellent book by a young woman who lives in Naples, Florida, telling of her life following the birth of her second daughter. Kelle recognized the sym...more
May 27, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life
This is the book Gretchen R. wrote in 2003. It's an interesting approach to autobiography. She says that a single biography read alone is almost alway...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say
Paula Poundstone is my favorite guest on my regular Saturday morning
NPR show, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," so that led to my interest in knowing more ab...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
A Year with the Queen
I must admit up-front that I have a fascination with the British royal family. It started with a book I actually owned and looked at fairly often as a...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Esther: A Woman of Strength & Dignity (Great Lives From God's Word Volume 2)
Again Swindoll has written a book that is clear and practical without a need to "seem" profound. The book was filled with Biblical information and pri...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
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