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: 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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Review: Arabian Nights

I feel funny about reviewing classic literature. For one thing, it’s a classic, meaning a consensus has already been reached by “the collective, inimitable them” (Elizabethtown, 2005) that it is indeed a good book. My affirmation of its greatness is not necessary, and my denial of it would be meaningless. For another thing, seeing as […]

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