Evidence Not Seen – A Book Review

Had it not been for these years, I might never have known these dear people, from whom I was soon to be parted.  The French have a saying, Partir c’est de mourir un peu, “To part is to die a little.”   A Missionary at War Darlene Diebler and her husband Reverend Russell Diebler landed in New Guinea on August 18, […]

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Secretariat – A Book Mini-View

Secretariat by William Nash Published in 1975     396 pages Content:  * * * * (4.5) There aren’t a whole lot of content issues here.  However, this is the world of horse racing so there are curse words scattered throughout and gambling/betting on the races.  There is also an explicit explanation of how a horse at stud interacts with a mare […]

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July 2021 Reading Update

Another Shelf Raid Hey there my dear reading friends!  Wouldn’t you know it, I checked back and it’s time for another reading update.  Here’s the crazy thing . . . you remember I list the books I’m going to be reading next at the end of these posts??  Well . . . I did not read those books this last […]

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The Enola Holmes Mysteries – A Series Review

History, Mystery, and Adventure I reviewed the first book of the Enola Holmes series several weeks ago.  I thoroughly enjoyed that book, but now that I’ve read all six in the series I’m a fan for life.  I think it’s a little cliche, but I’m gonna say it anyway, “What a breath of fresh air!”  Even the junior fiction novels […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Movie Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites Directors: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg Rating: PG-13 for mild language, sequences of adventure and violence, some sensuality, and suggestive content Another Round, Gentlemen? I went to the library last night and decided it was high time to throw together […]

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French Literature You Must Read!

When In France What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of France?  I have a variable response depending on what context I’m thinking about France in.  If the context is history, I’m thinking about Normandy and the beaches on D-Day.  If I’m thinking about movies, Ratatouille and my favorite line from Ocean’s 12 (“What can he do?  He’s one man, […]

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That’s Quotable! with Paul Washer

A Different Rest Paul Washer is one of my most favorite preachers to listen to.  He’s not easy to listen to by any means – he’ll hit you where it hurts with every single sermon.  But he makes me think and he cares so much for the lost.  The past few weeks as I’ve been thinking over laziness and my love […]

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution – A Book Mini-View

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama Published in 1989     948 pages Content: * * (2.8) It’s hard to judge the content here.  The thoroughness in research and the level of historical content that fills this mountain of literary work is incredible.  But this does deal with the French Revolution.  Violence and sexuality permeate the narrative, the former […]

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