Review: Good Omens

The rise of the Antichrist and the coming of the Apocalypse hardly seem like the ingredients for a warm, humorous story, but Good Omens by Gaiman and Pratchett takes the age-old Biblical story of the end times in an entirely new direction: fun.  A devil named Crowley and an angel named Aziraphale have been rivals […]

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A Good Book

In a previous post, I wrote about what each rating (out of five stars) means for me. Five stars indicate an amazing book… not just a book that I liked, but one that I loved. One star books are books I hated. In all likelihood, I didn’t even finish a book that was that bad. […]

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Review: Hallowe’en Party

In a small English town called Woodleigh Common, a young girl is murdered at a children’s Halloween party. Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, takes on the disturbing case in what will be one of his last adventures.  Everybody in Woodleigh Common seems well-adjusted and friendly, and nothing terrible ever really happens there. The […]

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Review: Speaker for the Dead

An innovative and intriguing tale of aliens and other worlds, Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead is also a probing psychological examination of human passion and the power of the truth to ravage or restore a community.  Thousands of years after Ender Wiggin defeated the army of invading alien Buggers, a new species has […]

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Review: Yohana

Deborah Galiley’s novel Yohana is a beautiful historical drama that tells the timeless, incredible story of Jesus Christ but from a brand new perspective.  Yohana (also known as Joanna) is one of the women mentioned in the Gospel of Luke as having followed Jesus and supported his ministry, but little else about her is known. […]

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Review: Sula

In the town of Medallion, Ohio in 1919, there is a place called the Bottom. It is actually up in the hills, but this place and its inhabitants are all at the bottom…the bottom life, of the world, of hope. Pain is the only thing they never seem to plumb the depths of.  The people […]

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Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple seems to be one of those books that most everyone read in high school. If they didn’t, they saw the movie adaptation with Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. However, I was homeschooled in a very conservative home, so I wasn’t exposed to many popular books, especially not books as controversial as Alice […]

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