Saturday, January 21, 2012

Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure by Matthew Algeo

 I loved this book.  I loved it because I love Harry Truman, but also because Algeo is one of my very favorite historical writers because he has a great eye for interesting details.  Recommended.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I read this as a part of my Downton Abbey fixation.  I loved it.  It is a book you have to be in the mood for (hint:  if you want action and suspense, this is not for you), but it is truly lovely.  It would be great for book groups.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monsters & Mormons ed by Wm Morris

 Great fun.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafon

 I only read this because I had to for book group--I didn't like it at all.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

 meh (But this is the best book cover ever.)

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee

 This is a very good introduction; I'm glad to have something to recommend to people.

Friday, January 06, 2012

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

 A thorough and lively introduction.  Recommended for all high school students and anyone who wants to be a better reader.

Lectures in Old Testament Theology by Dennis Kinlaw

 More devotional than academic, but with plenty of interesting insights.

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

Zone One by Colson Whitehead


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

 Loved it.  This is one of the few books that I ever plan on reading again.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen

Unusual and compelling.  Recommended.

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

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