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The Furnace Man Part V of V

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V (below) Uh-Oh.  Miss Holloway has just discovered her luncheon partner at her young godson’s birthday party, ‘the furnis man’, has a ‘one and only.’  She grits her teeth and invites him to tell about the object of his affections: “Thank you. There’s very little to […]

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Books Read So Far in the Year of Our Lord 2019

(affiliate links below)   I’ve been doing some extra reading this year, keeping up my goal of a book a week largely by audio books and children’s fiction.  Ahem.  I’m actually ahead of my goal.  I have a nightstand full of about ten books I picked off my shelves at the beginning of the year […]

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Book Bargains

Finding Truth, by Nancy Pearcey, is 1.99 for the Kindle version right now. https://amzn.to/2VVbkQg Affiliate link Amazon blurb: Don’t Think, Just Believe? That’s the mantra in many circles today–whether the church, the classroom, the campus, or the voting booth. Time for a Reality Check Nancy Pearcey, bestselling and critically acclaimed author, offers fresh tools to break free from presumed certainties and […]

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“So long as they are reading?” Content matters.

“The habit of casual reading… is a form of mild intellectual dissipation which does more harm than we realise. Many who would not read even a brilliant novel of a certain type, sit down to read twaddle without scruple. Nothing is too scrappy, nothing is too weak to “pass the time!” The “Scraps” literature of […]

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Books Read in June

I hit publish, when I mean to save this as a draft. I’m still reading, so I’ll be adding more books to the end of this. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien (read via Overdrive’s free lending program). Vietnam essays for a former vet. War stories. Graphic, but not gratuitous. Horrible. Beautiful. Sickening. Poignant. […]

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