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The New Mind of the South by Tracy Thompson
The New Mind of the South
by Tracy Thompson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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The Bitter Southerner recommended this and as I've found my likes to be in agreement with theirs I opened it up. It's a good, quick, informative read. It comes with the same disclaimer that the Bitter Southerner does; if you are an unwavering stars a ...more
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
read in January, 2016
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This is a great piece of work. I remember the first time someone handed me Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Rilke. Reading Between The World and Me felt equally as profound. This should be required reading. Is it perfect? No. But it is heartfelt, in ...more
Blessed are the Peacemakers by Wendell Berry
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Call of the Mild by Lily Raff McCaulou
Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner
by Lily Raff McCaulou (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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This was a fast and fun read. I appreciate someone who has the ability to hold their previous judgements in check and look at something from the other side. Lilly does that as a self-professed "liberal environmentalist" who decides to make some big c ...more
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The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant
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The author was born into a family with a story and he does a good job of putting it to paper. That said, no, he is not Cormac McCarthy.
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Blessed are the Peacemakers by Wendell Berry
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"How could a community founded on compassion and forgiveness become enflamed by intolerance?" For someone who has battled faith most my life, questions like this are the norm. I never doubted the wisdom or inspiration of Jesus's sayings, but rather t ...more
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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
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Started off a little depressing, progressed into a page turner, and then devolved into a, beat you over the head, preachy mess at the end. I really wanted to love it, and it had some fantastic writing, but ultimately I just found it a pretty solid re ...more
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Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen
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My wife has long chastised me for bringing inappropriate books to the beach. She says I pick books that are too serious/ heavy for vacation. I know where to turn now. Carl writes fun, fast reads that don't require a lot of hard thought. My new vacati ...more
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