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Book Review: The Book Thief

Book Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Wow.  Just wow.  My eyes are still puffy this morning from the buckets of tears I shed while reading the final chapters of this book last night.  This is by far the best work of fiction I have read in a long time.  I gave it 5 of 5 […]

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Book Review: Julie & Julia

Book Review: Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell First off I must say — what in the world is with all the foul language in modern-day literature?!?!  This is really starting to get frustrating to me.  I typically don’t read many novels written say, any time after my childhood.  For the most […]

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The Reading Rap

My girls were inspired by the Trains’ video from the other day and begged to do one of their own.  This is what we came up with.  The lyrics are written below in the post, as they can be a little hard to understand in some spots in the video.  The rap is based on books […]

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Book Review: Arranged

Book Review: Arranged

Arranged: A Novel by Catherine McKenzie After reading some reviews for this book, I put it in my “to read” list, because I thought it sounded interesting.  One of the most endearing things about the book is that the main character is named Anne Blythe (and yes, her middle name was Shirley – AND she […]

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Book Review: The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel The Case for Christ documents a series of interviews of leading Biblical scholars that discuss such questions as: Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? Were they reliably preserved? Does archaeology confirm or contradict the gospels? Was Jesus crazy […]

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Book Review: 11/22/63

11/23/63 by Stephen King I have never read a Stephen King novel before.  Thrillers/Horror stories are not really my “thing.”  Something about the reviews for this book intrigued me, though, and so I thought I’d give it a chance.  Although it wasn’t exactly what I expected, it was definitely a page-turner.  I found myself self-inflicting sleep-deprivation so […]

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Book Review: Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

One of my goals for 2013 was to read more books for myself instead of just the books I read aloud to my kids.  I set a goal of two per month, and have already read three!  So, I’m either doing good, or need to slow down – whichever way you want to look at […]

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