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When Organizing Isn't Enough: Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life
This book was as much philosophy of why people hoard as a how-to on
getting rid of "stuff." The basic premise was:
S eparate your treasures
H eave your t
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
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
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
A Day No Pigs Would Die
This was a sweet coming-of-age story about a Shaker boy in Vermont and "his acceptance of faith, death, and the hard work of wresting a life from the ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
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
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
The Light in the Forest
My goal is to read and re-read some classics. This is for young readers, but a great story of a child who was captured by Indians in a
raid on his Penn
Nov 06, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
The Lost Art of Gratitude (Isabel Dalhousie, #6)
I've had Alexander McCall Smith on my list of authors to read for a long time.
He is quite good. I jumped in with the
sixth book in a series on a female
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 27, 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
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman [With 6 DVDs and Leader Guide, Member Book]
Another excellent video series. My favorite part of Beth Moore Bible studies is doing the homework she writes. She does good research and has insights ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
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
What We Keep
I have enjoyed everything I've read by Elizabeth Berg.
She has "emotional honesty and a true understanding of
people and relationships." She writes of c
Jan 28, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
Execution Dock (William Monk, #16)
This is the last book in the William Monk series. It makes a good case,
as could my eldest daughter, for reading books in a series in order.
I found I w
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
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
Organizing Your Craft Space
There were ideas for organizing lots of different crafts. What struck me as I read the book was that most people major in ONE craft (stained glass, mo ...more
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 10, 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
Not Quite Dead Enough (Nero Wolfe, #10)
In my continuing pursuit of detective stories, I read this Nero Wolfe book. The U.S. is in WWII and Army Intelligence tries to recruit detective Nero ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
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
Not Quite Dead Enough and Booby Trap: Two Nero Wolfe Mysteries
'Booby Trap' was another Nero Wolfe mystery, also set during WWII. This time Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are asked by the military to track down some pin ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life
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
Be Confident (Hebrews): Live by Faith, Not by Sight
This book is a very good commentary of Hebrews and an easy read in preparation for Sunday school discussion. There was a good discussion on the proble ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Nov 22, 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
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and His Confrontation with the World: An Exposition of Matthew 5-10
Great book for discussion with friends at a weekly Bible study. The first part of the book covered Matthew 5-7; the second part of the book continued ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Nov 22, 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
Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement
As I was thinking about favorite books I have read, the two books by Dominique Browning (she has a third that was published in 2010) are among my all- ...more
May 05, 2011
May 12, 2011
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
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
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 07, 2009
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