Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Before reading this book, I was already familiar with Deitrich Bonhoeffer, the amazing minister and theologian who sacrificed his life in an attempt to save his beloved countrymen from Hitler. However, after completing Metaxas’ biography on this great man, Bonhoeffer … Continue reading

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Gosford Park directed by Robert Altman

I was excited to see Robert Altman’s take on the 1930’s-era country house murder mystery in the theatre, but when it was over, my reaction was “Wait, who did it?” Then I watched it again on DVD and was intrigued … Continue reading

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Bag in the Wind, by Ted Kooser with illustrations by Barry Root

Ted Kooser is best known as one of the Midwest’s — indeed, one of the nation’s — best poets. The Nebraskan is a former U.S. Poet Laureate and also has won the Pulitzer Prize for verse. Bag in the Wind, … Continue reading

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Top Tips from Top Trainers

Top Tips from Top Trainers provides 1001 practical suggestions from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (ADPT) a highly respected group. The topics are organized alphabetically for quick viewing for each subject per trainer. The colorful pictures of the adorable … Continue reading

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Open Season by C.J. Box

Open Season is the first book in author C.J. Box’s mystery series featuring game warden Joe Pickett. The setting is Twelve Sheep County in Wyoming and Joe is the new game warden following the retirement of his mentor, the legendary … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

On the beaches near Lyme Regis, England, young Mary Anning and middle-class spinster Elizabeth Philpot stepped into the early 19th-century world of fossil hunting, a time when fossils challenged established views of God’s creation but excited the scientific community. Mary … Continue reading

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Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle

Peter Mayle has written delightful non-fiction accounts of his life in Provence–this switch to fiction, while equally delightful, appears somewhat authobiographical (both Mayle and the main character leave high-powered advertising jobs to find fulfillment in France), incorporating his love of … Continue reading

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Shift your Habit by Elizabeth Rogers

Shift Your Habit is a great guide to simplifying your life, saving money and helping the planet all at the same time. It is packed with practical tips and guides in an easy to use format. Each chapter has a … Continue reading

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Baccano!

How to describe Baccano!? It’s like a cross between Pulp Fiction and Benny Hill. Over-the-top blood and gore with an undercurrent of sheer absurdity, and a soundtrack rivaling that of Cowboy Bebop, make this a must-watch for any anime fan, … Continue reading

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Columbine by Dave Cullen

Journalist Dave Cullen’s Columbine , winner of an Edgar Award and Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award, puts to rest all the urban myths about the Columbine tragedy. Published on the 10th anniversary of the massacre (April 20, 1999), Cullen debunks … Continue reading

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