Archive of 2018 January

29Jan2018
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Some thoughts on a book I want to read

A few years ago, I heard about The Healing Power of Stories by Daniel Taylor.  I’ll write some thoughts on it, but here’s a good summary.  Learning about the four types of stories has given me a framework to evaluate what I read and I’ve found it valuable, though I’ve never read the book.  Why the heck am I writing a review then for a book I’ve never read?  I guess it’s more like

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28Jan2018
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Goodreads, Young Adult

Book #3: Lord of the Flies

I don’t know how I managed to miss reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding in high school.  Isn’t it what most high schoolers read at some point and then speak only with hatred for the rest of their lives?  My thirteen-year-old daughter had heard of the urban myth about this particular book and wanted to read it, to see if it was as awful as predicted.  She asked me to read it as well,

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06Jan2018
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Book #2: The 21 Day Sugar Detox

I just went through a mental argument, telling myself that a cookbook shouldn’t count toward my 100 book goal, but then reminding myself that I read cookbooks cover to cover, so therefore it counts.  Then I told myself that it’s lame to blog about it, but I told that Negative Nellie voice to get over myself and just write something down, you stinker.  I’m very nice to my inner critic, as y

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03Jan2018
Author
Jenny
Category
100 Book Challenge, Non-fiction
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Book #1: Teaching from Rest

I admit, I’m going for the easy win on the first book of my 100 book challenge.  This book is less than 100 pages long and started out as an e-book that eventually had enough demand to print.  Baby steps, right? I’m a homeschooling mom, so it’s no surprise that you’ll see some of the books I read show up in that category, but I did find lots of parallels to motherhood and life in gene

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