Sunday, October 12, 2014

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult



Started out strong but then got kind of lame.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hearing the Whole Story: The Politics of Plot in Mark's Gospel by Richard Horsley



I think liberationist and economic readings of Mark are very important, but this book just was not very good. Read Ched Myers instead.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect ed. by Iverson and Skinner



This book is a reception history and exploratory extension of Mark as Story, which is one of the most important--and accessible--introductions to the modern study of Mark. So this book is pretty "inside baseball," and, while interesting, is definitely not a substitute for Mark as Story.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg



OK, so this isn't great literature, but it was charming, quirky, and touching. Recommended.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman



I read this to the boys. It was pretty good. The pictures are fascinating.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen



I really enjoyed this. I assumed it might be too formulaic, but it wasn't.

Review copy provided by publisher.


Monday, September 15, 2014

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