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How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
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Own. I'm going to actually give it 3.5 because the first half of the book was so good.

I started this on the beach and read for about 4 hours straight (ish) what with watching kids and people and dogs thrown in. I did manage to sit there and get sunbu
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Beowulf by Unknown
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A friend of mine loaned me her copy of Burton Raffel's translation of Beowulf. I'd been listening to Seamus Heaney's Beowulf with my kids and was surprised by the Christian themes I heard. My friend thought the introductory essay in this edition was ...more
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Sit by Deborah Ellis
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I sat to read Sit by Deborah Ellis while watching the kids - my kids and my nephews - playing blissfully in the pool while on vacation. While I would never say that sadness, hardship, or even violence have never touched their teen and pre-teen lives, ...more
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Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
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This was helpful in considering business and countering it and remembering our need for it. It took me more than a year to read as it got stuck on the shelf because I was so busy.

This was worth reading and had good, pastoral instruction.
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At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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I am grateful to the friends who have recited poems or read aloud or quoted lines they loved or poked holes in propaganda or sustained nourishing conversation into the wee hours.
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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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with the loss of the subtlety, clarity, and reliability of language, we become more vulnerable to crude exercises of power.
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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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varieties of language abuse: propaganda, imprecision, cliches, and cant.
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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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if language is to retain its power to nourish and sustain our common life, we have to care for it in something like the way good farmers care for the life of the soil, knowing nothing worth eating can be grown in soil that has been used up, overfertilized, or exposed to too many toxic chemicals.
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School Education by Charlotte M. Mason
“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”
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James K.A. Smith
“[E]ducation is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world -- all before we ever start thinking about it.”
James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

C.S. Lewis
“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
C.S. Lewis

Francis Bacon
“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
Francis Bacon, The Collected Works of Sir Francis Bacon

Hilary Mantel
“The fate of peoples is made like this, two men in small rooms. Forget the coronations, the conclaves of cardinals, the pomp and processions. This is how the world changes: a counter pushed across a table, a pen stroke that alters the force of a phrase, a woman's sigh as she passes and leaves on the air a trail of orange flower or rose water; her hand pulling close the bed curtain, the discreet sigh of flesh against flesh.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

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“He thinks, I remembered you, Thomas More, but you didn't remember me. You never even saw me coming.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

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