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  The thoroughness in research and the level of historical content that fills this mountain of literary work is incredible.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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That’s Quotable! with Hericlitus

Who now? Lately I’ve been listening to a series of philosophy classes from Ligonier Ministries with R. C. Sproul.  The classes are amazing and if you didn’t like philosophy in college, or it didn’t make a lick of sense, you should check out Ligonier’s website HERE to look at this set of lessons.  It’s not necessarily easy to listen to, you […]

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