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Review of Mortal Arts

  In Anna Lee Huber’s Mortal Arts, Lady Kiera Darby is accompanying her sister to Edinburgh to seek medical attention for a difficult pregnancy. But the trip becomes intriguing when she encounters acquaintances from her past who ask her to … Continue reading

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Why You Should Read More (and Less) Books by Allen Nelson IV

Sometimes I like to smell books. I’m a weirdo, I know. My wife makes fun of me for it. There’s just something about smelling the pages of a new or old or somewhere in between book that fascinates me. I’m … Continue reading

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Review of The Brutal Telling

  In Louise Penny’s The Brutal Telling, Inspector Gamache is summoned to the village of Three Pines to investigate a murder that hits a little too close to home. A wealthy hermit who lives on the outskirts of town is … Continue reading

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Review of The Tenth Justice

  In Brad Meltzer’s debut novel, The Tenth Justice, Ben Addison has just been hired as a clerk for a Supreme Court Justice. If all goes well, he can write his meal ticket for the rest of his life. But … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Read Historical Fiction By Michelle Griep

History doesn’t have to be boring, and in fact comes alive in historical fiction. Believe it or not, some readers snub historical fiction, preferring instead to stick to contemporary reads. Several have good reason to, simply preferring one genre over … Continue reading

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Why Anne of Green Gables Is One of My Favorite Novels By Tim Challies

I suppose it’s not a “manly” thing to admit, but Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite novels, and one I read often. I am drawn to the character Lucy Maud Montgomery created—a quirky child who sees the … Continue reading

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Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume … Continue reading

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Review of The Watchers

  In The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth 1, traces the forty-five year reign of ‘The Virgin Queen,” and what it took to keep her there. History shows that religious and political conflicts were more common … Continue reading

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Read More, Read Better by Tim Challies

More than any other question that comes in via email, I’m asked this one: “How do you read so much?” While granting that I do read a lot, I think it bears mention that there are lots of people who … Continue reading

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What Is the Measure of a Great Book? Tim Challies

  I read a lot of books. I read a lot of books because I just plain love to read, and I read a lot of books because, as a reviewer, I receive a lot of them and am always … Continue reading

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