Month: February 2016

New Release Review: How To Be Alive

Posted February 10, 2016 by Lory in blog tours, reviews / 11 Comments
New Release Review: How To Be Alive

Colin Beavan, How To Be Alive (2016) When I was in high school I took an English class called “Utopia.” After exploring the utopian and dystopian visions of writers from Thomas More to Aldous Huxley to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, our assignment was to create a plan of our own for the “perfect society.” Having heard […]

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The Reluctant Romantic Challenge: Speed Dating

Posted February 7, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 19 Comments
The Reluctant Romantic Challenge: Speed Dating

This month, I’m joining in the Reluctant Romantic challenge over at Doing Dewey. Katie is challenging us to take up a genre we’re not so familiar with, or maybe even reluctant to read. With her it’s romance, thus the challenge title… The challenge discussion question for this week is: What genre are you getting to […]

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New Release Review: Ways into Christian Meditation

Posted February 5, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
New Release Review: Ways into Christian Meditation

Bastiaan Baan, Ways into Christian Meditation (2015) For readers who are interested in religious and spiritual subjects, here is a wonderfully clear, accessible introduction to the topic of how the practice of meditation can play a role in Christian life. Bastiaan Baan was a priest for many years in Holland and is currently the leader […]

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Reading New England: Fiction

Posted February 2, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 17 Comments
Reading New England: Fiction

Welcome to the second month of the Reading New England Challenge! This month I’m focusing on fiction, a very broad category indeed. Out of the abundance of classic, contemporary, historical, and literary fiction produced about the region, readers should be able to find something to suit their tastes, whatever those may be. From the New […]

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