Category Archives: Books

Best Books of 2015

It’s that time of year, the time where we read everyone’s ‘best of’ lists for the year. I do enjoy reading the book lists. As I was reading over my list of all of the books that I have read … Continue reading

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Words from Rod Dreher

I have recently finished How Dante Can Save Your Life written by Rod Dreher. All I can say about this book is that my commonplace book is being heavily used during this reading. Mr. Dreher has come upon some hard … Continue reading

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Words from An Untamed State

I finished reading An Untamed State by Roxane Gay on the weekend. I read it in one day. The content was extremely gritty (the main character is kidnapped for ransom in Haiti) but the writing was breathtaking. The book starts … Continue reading

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May Reads

Even though spring is in full gear here as is garden growing, grass cutting and driving children all over the world, I have been still able to get some reading done during this month of May. Here are the titles: … Continue reading

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In Which We Read a Book in a Day

I love those days when you come upon a book and you know that you just cannot put it down; you have to read it all the way through. You feel a slight twinge of guilt at the thought of … Continue reading

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April Reads

I have been able to do a lot of reading during the first quarter of this year. I know that this will change as the summer presents itself but my reading, so far, has been enjoyable. The older I get, … Continue reading

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Commonplace books

Recently there has been quite a bit of buzz about commonplace books. Commonplacing is the art of keeping quotes, words that strike deep inside of you, words that cause you to think, contemplate, ponder. This is indeed an art. It … Continue reading

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