Category Archives: reading

Shelf Life: A Must-Read, Lifetime-Learning List for Men Part 1 By George Grant

  Readers are inveterate and unapologetic list makers.  Indeed, according to Umberto Eco, “Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.”  There are lists of books that must be read.  There are lists of books that must be reread.  … Continue reading

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Review of The Jersey Brothers

    In her stunning memoir, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home, Sally Mott Freeman tells the story of three brothers and their courageous service for the United States in the … Continue reading

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Review of The Radium Girls

  In Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, young women were hired by companies to paint watches during World War 1 when jobs were nearly impossible to find. Using the newly-found wonder element, Radium, … Continue reading

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Review of The Anatomist’s Wife

        In Anna Lee Huber’s The Anatomist’s Wife, Lady Darby flees to her sister’s castle in Scotland’s countryside to escape rumors that she had something to do with the death of her abusive husband.  Once inside the citadel’s walls … Continue reading

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Review of Mistaken Identity

  In their heart-wrenching memoir, Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope, the Van Ryn and Cerak Families, along with co-author Mark Taylor, tell the incredible story of a fatal accident, a faulty identification and the faithfulness of God. … Continue reading

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Libraries—and a Secret Room! By Julie Klassen

This last week I spoke at three libraries (Alexandria, Fergus Falls, and Elbow Lake, MN), which I greatly enjoyed. The events were well-attended and everyone was friendly and interested. Meeting the helpful staffs and many readers was a blessing and … Continue reading

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Twelve Rules for the Bookish Life by Doug Sikkema

(Of course, the bookish life needs no rules.)   With gratitude for half a decade of service alongside the Comment team, and in particular for the mentorship and friendship of Brian Dijkema and Jamie Smith, two of the most bookish … Continue reading

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