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You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith
"This is an exceptional book. Smith begins by observing that Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum (I think, therefore I am) leads to the widespread belief that "You are what you think." He argues that this is at best a truncated view of the human condition,..." Read more of this review »
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany
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I loved the Harry Potter series. Those seven books were ... magical. Ok, ok .. corny pun but I couldn't help myself. Unfortunately, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wasn't magical at all. It was missing the charm, the heart, and the originality of t ...more
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
""To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of my favorite books, so, although I was skeptical about the motives (money, anyone?) behind the release of this novel, I knew I would read it. I have not read any of the reviews of the book yet so that I wouldn't be..." Read more of this review »
The Real Lincoln by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
" Thanks Margaret. I appreciate the kind words about the review. I wish I could recommend books on Lincoln for you, but I don't have a good one. It is p ...more "
In the Beginning by Virginia Hamilton
"I read this book of creation stories and cosmogonies from around the world out-loud to my 8-year-old daughter to try and balance out the Christian stories that she is deluged by in American culture. Many children have no idea that predominant west..." Read more of this review »
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Hunting for Hemingway by Diane Gilbert Madsen
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I must confess, the title got me. When browsing used books for sale at a local library, I had to pick up this paperback. The fifty cent price was right and Ernest Hemingway is my favorite author. A mystery novel surrounding Papa's lost works ... wort ...more
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
" Thanks. I'll look for it! "
The Outline of History, Vols. I and II by H.G. Wells
"If history of humanity feels a lot like the following video to you, then you need to read this book, or at least my review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Jhik... (PG-13 for violence and some language, but it is VERY relevant!).

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History Decoded by Brad Meltzer
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This one, unfortunately, was not what I expected. I heard a radio interview with one of the authors and was interested enough to stop by the bookstore on my lunch hour and pick it up. Its look and feel should have been, and was, fair warning of what ...more
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The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
The Witch of Portobello
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
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