Tag Archives: reading

Liker Du Bøker?

I find it striking, and sometimes even a little bit depressing, how much of my life has been spent in books and in book learning.  Last night and this morning, as I was readying my things to bring them with … Continue reading

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Reading For My Supper

Recently I have done a fair amount of reading that cased me to reflect on my childhood and on the development of my habits of being an avid reader [1].  It is admittedly a bit mysterious where my extreme avidity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Some Of My Best Friends Are Books

Some Of My Best Friends Are Books:  Guiding Gifted Readers From Preschool To High School:  A Guide For Parents, Teachers, Librarians, And Counselors, by Judith Wynn Halsted Admittedly, I am not a parent, teacher, librarian, or counselor, except that I … Continue reading

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Cool For The Winter

Like the pastor of my congregation, I am puzzled at how even the slightest hint of snow and ice completely shuts down traffic in the Portland area.  At any rate, upon the approach of yet another winter storm, I received … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Southside

This past weekend I spent the vast majority of my time at the home of some friends on the far southeastern side of Portland.  Upon waking up on the morning of the first to see the snow gently falling down, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book Lust

Book Lust:  Recommended Reading For Every Mood, Moment, And Reason, by Nancy Pearl Very soon after beginning this book, I realized it was going to be a gloriously horrible book and one whose adverse review I was going to write … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Read And Why

How To Read And Why, by Harold Bloom Many people have read the writings of Harold Bloom, and for decades he has demonstrated himself to be a major supporter of the Great Books and someone who encourages others to read … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Art Of Reading

Great Courses:  The Art Of Reading, by Professor Timothy Spurgin As someone who is fond of the Great Courses collection [1], this audiobook was quite a striking one.  Those people who saw me with this audiobook pondered why someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reading Strategies Book

The Reading Strategies Book:  Your Everything Guide To Developing Skilled Readers, by Jennifer Serravallo Given the fact that I read so often, so broadly (although mostly within nonfiction of various genres), and, if I may immodestly say so myself, so … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need You, But I Want You Anyway

From time to time I note that I greatly dislike Black Friday and the commercialism of this day [1], but contrary to my usual practice I spent some time and some money shopping. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this time was spent at a … Continue reading

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