Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flunking Sainthood by Jana Riess

A quick read, interesting and sometimes funny.  I was disappointed by the fact that she seemed to work very hard to avoid letting the reader know that she is Mormon.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Love Wins Companion by Rob Bell

 Some interesting stuff here.

The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir by Elna Baker

Mildly funny.

Please Pass the Scriptures by John Hilton

This book is aimed at youth.  Even so, there is virtually nothing here that they will not have heard before.  The few things that are novel are likely to inculcate undesirable reading habits.  Anyone considering reading this should pick up Scripture Study:  Tools and Suggestions instead.  (That book is aimed at adults, but any young person who could read Hilton's book will be able to understand it.)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Parley P. Pratt by Terryl Givens and Matthew Grow

This is the placeholder for the review which will appear at Times & Seasons shortly.  Short answer:  you should read it.

Note:  the publisher provided me with a review copy of this book.

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds by Robert Mann

An interesting slice of history.

Note:  The publisher provided me a digital review copy of this book.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

 This is right up there with The Lovely Bones in being the creepiest book ever.

Bellwether by Connie Willis

 This was so different from Doomsday Book, but still clever and engaging.  I am now a confirmed Willis fan.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

If I ever do a "Top 20 Books" list, this would be on it.  It was excellent on so many different levels.  Highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Not perfect, but I liked it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

One More River by Mary Glickman

Started slowly but then really grew on me.

The publisher provided me with a digital review copy of this book.

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