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In which I review "The Novel Habits of Happiness"
image credit: amazon T he title first caught my eye: The Novel Habits of Happiness . What are the new habits of happiness? I'd come to the conclusion that, for the most part, what makes us truly happy has stayed virtually the same: social connection, a feel...

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In which I reflect on Gilead
I was gifted Gilead by Marilynne Robinson for Christmas this year. I had asked for it because a beloved blogger, Sarah Bessey, refers to and seems to love her novels, especially Gilead.  I had read Lila in the fall, and after I got used to Robinson's unusua...

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In which I eat my words (alternatively titled) Emma: a modern retelling
I am a book snob. There, I've said it. I love to throw out that I love Jane Austen. I casually mention my reading choice of Les Miserables or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall . Don't get me wrong, I love these books; I am not such a snob that I just read them fo...

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Life at the 4077th
The 4077th is a M.A.S.H. (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) Unit during the Korean War, which lasted from 1950-1953. Of course, if you think about it, is the war entirely over, or just on hold? There is undeniable tension between North and South Korea that was...

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Just a List of Random Questions
The rules for the tag are: ~ Paste the button onto your blog post. ~ Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and ...

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'here the stars were closer, the colours brighter, the goods and evils starker, than they were on earth'
T he fate of Plenilune hangs on the election of the Overlord, for which Rupert de la Mare and his brother are the only contenders, but when Rupert’s unwilling bride-to-be uncovers his plot to murder his brother, the conflict explodes into civil war. To assu...

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A Review of Till We Have Faces
I have always had a love for Greek mythology. I also love the apologetic of C.S. Lewis. So when I found out that C.S. Lewis had done a retelling of Cupid and Psyche, I immediately put it on my Christmas list.  I got around to reading it in January and now I...

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To begin at the beginning...
While browsing for post through The Penslayer's blog archives, I stumbled upon this.  While, admittedly, an old posting, I loved the idea. And since it was a quick and fun thing to do, I decided to give it a go! (Although if I have my way there will be a re...

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On Reflection
I feel, like every other blogger out in the blogosphere, that a wrap up post for 2014 is in order. I can't say that I shall be quite original and eloquent in my musings and topics, but I can promise to be sincere. My dad mentioned yesterday at dinner that 2...

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Anon Sir Anon
Since I have been silent on here for a couple of months I have so many books that I need to review. However, after some thought, I shall do the book I was going to review first. And, hopefully, since it is winter break and I should have more time on my hand...
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