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Lord of the elves and eldils by Richard L. Purtill
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The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs
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Beautifully written, amazingly thoughtful. And this guy is a crazy nuts outdoorsman! The section on going into the cave that serves as the source of the one of the rivers that feeds the Grand Canyon made my palms sweat!
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Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
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This book is fascinatingly hilarious and funny! I am not finished yet, but found something truly amazing, something that made me set the book down and think for several minutes and say "wow!" to myself.

Erasmus wrote this book for his good friend, Sir
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August 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
August 1914
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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I did not get to properly finish this book, it is much more massive and more dense in context than I realized when I first jumped in to read it. Wow. Written in 1970, Solzhenitsyn documents historical events around the Russian defeat at the Battle of ...more
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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot

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“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
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“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
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“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”
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